Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Powerful, Eloquent Essay: Donald Trump Is the First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy
336Decatur Deb
1 week, 6 days ago
re: #328 The Vicious Babushka She lacks the common human empathy for those who suffer bone spurs.

If you read one long-form essay today, or this month, or this year, make it this stunner by Ta-Nehisi Coates: Donald Trump Is the First White President.

Video: Ken Burns on the Civil War: It Was About “Slavery, Slavery, Slavery”

The Confederacy was holding onto the idea that some humans should be able to own other humans
535Ace-o-aces
8/24/15 3:22:24 pm
re: #405 Backwoods_Sleuth NOBODY TOLD ME I WOULD HAVE TO READ THINGS I DISAGREE WITH!!!!! Remember, women who complain about being stalked and harassed are oversensitive SJWs, but Christians can freak out over having to read that gay people are ...

GOP Clown Car Watch: The Jeb Bush Backflip: ‘I Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq’

Knowing what he knows now, would Jeb know what he knows now?
402Justanotherhuman
5/15/15 12:09:41 pm
re: #401 BeenHereAwhile I forget the name of the station I listened to in Miami, but remember very well WGIV in Charlotte where I spent some of my teens. Genial Gene, Chattie Hattie and Rockin' Ray were all Black personalities ...

Right Wing CO School Board Member: The US “Voluntarily Ended Slavery”

Right wing history
167Swift2991
10/03/14 4:54:19 pm
It's true: my great-grandfather happily left his home and his new bride and son to join the Light Artillery, and participate in a lot of the worst battles in the West: Shiloh and Stones River and Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. ...

Rachel Maddow Documentary: Hubris - Selling the Iraq War

Documenting the lies
544labman57
2/20/13 6:59:00 pm
Irony -- many of the same members of Congress who have been hypercritical of Hagel, negatively speculating on his worthiness to serve as Secretary of Defense ... still sing the praises of Rumsfeld and his cronies from the Bush/Cheney regime. ...

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Slavery Is a Love Song

The human cost
38subterraneanhomesickalien
12/03/12 11:00:13 pm
re: #20 CriticalDragon1177 When you analyse the particular flavor of Libertarianism of the group of bloggers that write for the site, and also their views on the value and rights of labour in general(be it slave, indentured, poor working class, ...

Mike Huckabee’s Revisionist History Lessons - For the Kids!

Gimme yo money
184renata39.5
5/12/11 9:42:22 pm
re: #101 abbyadams So true. I was actually watching this and thinking about how much better Liberty's Kids is. This is really terrible. I can't imagine any but the most sheltered of homeschooled kids I know giving it a second ...

Chris Matthews Destroys Michele Bachmann’s Revisionist History

The power of ignorance
186RabbitRunner
2/01/11 8:04:29 pm
I love it when one of those barely literate right wingers comes out with some ritualistic historical factoid slam about all dem slave owners , Klansmen, and Jim Crow supporters in the Democratic Party. The best way to reply is: ...