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Donald Trump sings: Don't Know Much about History

Don’t know much about history. Don’t know much about ecology. Don’t know much about a science book. Don’t know much about the job I took. But I do know that I’m richer than you, And I know that if you watch Fox News What a wonderful world this would be. Don’t know much about politics. […]

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Black history, U.S. history are inseparable

Image: Community College of Aurora (Source) This month is Black History Month. In reality, every month is Black History month, because without black people, there would be no United States. Black history is tied up with slavery and capitalism, territorial expansion, annihilation of native Americans, the Civil War, Jim Crow, and ongoing inequality. It is tied […]

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The Sex-Negative Message in the Virgin Birth—It’s Worth a Family Conversation

The birth story of baby Jesus celebrates the promise of new life, but for girls it also sends a harmful message. How can we acknowledge this without spoiling the rest? Most Americans, even many who are not very religious, look forward to Christmas as a time to celebrate warmth, friendship, generosity and good cheer. Familiar festivities […]

History War

Christian Appy speaks on Vietnam, the anti-war movement and American exceptionalism

Christian Appy spoke at Town Hall Seattle, Feb 16, 2015 on his latest book, American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity. Appy is a professor of history department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Appy was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1955. In 1964, his family moved to Westport, Connecticut where he attended […]

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The Declaration of Independence says that Governments exist to secure our rights

The National Archives’ text of the Declaration of Independence reads as follows: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of […]

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Five Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed

Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.”  In other words, based on the evidence available they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a following and his life and teachings provided the seed that grew into Christianity. At the same […]


Michael Parenti on the JFK Assassination

This is the best talk ever. Anyplace: Michael Parenti, THE JFK ASSASSINATION AND THE GANGSTER NATURE OF THE STATE Part ONE Part TWO When Oliver Stone’s movie JFK opened in December 1991 a huge PR campaign was mobilized against the film. Even progressives spoke out. Noam Chomsky wrote in support of the Warren […]

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The Trillion Dollar Money Pump for the 1 Percent

By Stan Sorscher, EOI Board Member, and Labor Representative at the Society for Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace I saw the movie Inequality for All, where Robert Reich explains the depth and meaning of inequality in America. He paints a compelling picture. Reich sets up the movie with a teaser: “Something happened in the mid-’70s.” Indeed “something did happen in […]

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Review of Donald Guitierrez's Feeling the Unthinkable

This is a recent review on Donald Gutierrez’s new book, Feeling The Unthinkable that I wanted to call to your attention.  I sincerely believe that this book should be read by every American concerned about where our country is headed. J. Glenn Evans FEELING THE UNTHINKABLE By DONALD GUTIERREZ AMADOR PUBLISHERS, LLC 611 Delamar Ave […]