http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/09/08/full_video _hillary_clinton_donald_trump_participate_in_nbcs_commander-in-chief_forum.html The presidential nominees joined NBC's Matt Lauer to answer questions from veterans and discuss her plans for the U.S. Hillary Clinton went first and Donald Trump followed her. Each candidate had 30 minutes.
Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino, a runner from Topsfield, Mass., collided on the track during the women’s 5,000-meter race. The two seemingly sacrificed any chance at an Olympic medal to help each other reach the finish line, picking each other up, urging each other to continue, pushing each other to the finish. “I’m never going to … Continue reading The Best Olympians
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. The first national constitutional amendment had been proposed in Congress in 1878, and in every Congress session after that. Finally, in 1919, it narrowly passed both houses of Congress and was sent to the states to be ratified. Most … Continue reading Harry Burn, age 24, Gave Women The Right to Vote
The 25 Points of Hitler's Nazi Party 1. We demand the union of all Germans in a Great Germany on the basis of the principle of self-determination of all peoples. 2. We demand that the German people have rights equal to those of other nations; and that the Peace Treaties of Versailles and St. Germain shall be … Continue reading 25 POINTS THAT BROUGHT HITLER TO POWER
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/13890-the-second-amendment-was-ratified-to-preserve-slavery Tuesday, 15 January 2013 00:00 By Thom Hartmann, Truthout | News Analysis (Photo: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the framers knew the difference -- see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which … Continue reading The Second Amendment Was Ratified to Preserve Slavery
Segregated School 4, Photos of Liberty Hill and Summerton The Supreme Court ruled that school segregation violated the Fourteenth Amendment on this date in 1954 (5/17/1954). An eight-year-old girl named Linda Brown in Topeka, Kansas, had to travel 21 blocks every day to an all-black elementary school, even though she lived just seven … Continue reading BROWN VS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
By Chip Colwell Guest Commentary The epic saga of the skeleton known as the Ancient One (by Native Americans) and Kennewick Man (by scientists) has taken a wild turn. The story’s beginning is now near myth: In 1996, human remains were accidentally discovered along the Columbia River, near Kennewick, Wash. Scientists determined the remains … Continue reading How should Ancient One’s story end?
https://aeon.co/essays/the-marriage-of-democracy-and-liberalism-is-not-inevitable by Josiah Ober, Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. His most recent book is The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (2015). A quarter-century ago, the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama announced that history had ended. The long search for the best possible political order had come to a close. Liberal democracy – defined as … Continue reading Democracy and Liberalism: Brothers?
Lest we forget, we are the survivors. We did not die horribly that sad September day. This song celebrates us, the survivors, while remembering those who perished in such a horrid manner. WE THE LIVING (words and music by Kenneth Harper Finton) © 2007 HT MUSIC On a clear September morning, it happened without warning: two … Continue reading WE THE LIVING
It's the birthday of the Dutch dancer and spy Mata Hari, born Margaretha Zelle in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (1876). She attended a teachers college and then married an army officer, Captain Rudolph MacLeod, in 1895. They lived in Java and Sumatra for a few years, and that's where she picked up her eventual byname. "Mata Hari" is … Continue reading MATA HARI