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An Antecedent of Our Modern Witch Hunts

By Justin Katz | April 27, 2021 |

The extermination of the Stedinger in 1234 provides an historical analogy by which we “deplorables” can understand our predicament… hopefully producing a different outcome.

Walter Russell Mead: “Two hundred years ago people thought that the only real jobs involved growing food”

By Carroll Andrew Morse | January 31, 2013 |

Walter Russell Mead, on the relationship between American politics and American society…Does the American middle class (and by extension, the middle class in other advanced democracies) have a future in a post-blue world? That is the basic question at the heart of American politics;. As I’ve noted, 4.0 liberals think that it doesn’t, and think…

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Marc Comtois | November 22, 2012 |

Given the contemporaneous release of Lincoln, I figured posting our 16th President’s Thanksgiving Proclamation seemed appropriate this year: October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States A Proclamation The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are…

The Messiah May Have Used the Word “Wife”

By Justin Katz | September 29, 2012 |

Of one thing, we can be reasonably confident: Coverage of proof and arguments against that sliver of papyrus purporting to prove that Jesus had a wife will have a far smaller profile than the initial boom of proclamations that it had been discovered. Not surprisingly, the Vatican has stated its opinion that the artifact is…

U.S. Grant and the Left-Right Lines

By Justin Katz | September 29, 2012 |

Two lines of debate in the battle of Left versus Right cross frequently. One is the question of whether history has an inexorable pull toward which it progresses, making it possible for there to be a “right side” of history that one can predict beforehand for a given issue.  The other is whether one’s side…

Things We Read Today (13), Tuesday

By Justin Katz | September 18, 2012 |

Days off from retirement in Cranston; the conspiracy of low interest rates; sympathy with the Satanic Verses; the gas mandate; and the weaponized media. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

Things We Read Today, 8

By Justin Katz | September 11, 2012 |

Today: September 11, global change, evolution, economics, 17th amendment, gold standard, and a boughten electorate… all to a purpose.

Technology and Education Then and Now

By Marc Comtois | August 2, 2012 |

The family and I recently spent a long weekend in Washington, D.C. and we visited the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The “America on the Move” exhibition included a 1939 Dodge school bus from Martinsburg, Indiana, which served as a platform for explaining how technology (the bus) affected education. In rural areas, the introduction of…

Review: The Price of the Ticket by Frederick Harris

By Marc Comtois | June 17, 2012 |

Fredrick C. Harris is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of Columbia University’s Center on African-American Politics and Society. In the world of academia, his racial/political bona fides are beyond reproach. so when he proposes that our first African-American President hasn’t adequately addressed racial inequality, it’s worth a read. In his Price of…

Happy Presidents Day

By Marc Comtois | February 20, 2012 |

I had thought about pointing to a few articles on presidential rankings made by historians or political scientists. But, really, we know they’re biased (heck, they ranked President Obama #15 overall after 18 months in office!), so I’ll just leave you with this link to a Wikipedia article on the subject that also includes a…

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