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Independence for all

The role of slaves in the American Revolution.

Roberts’s ACA opinion

His ruling advances a conservative goal.

Showman vs. socialist

The quick rise of Sanders and the Trump.

A tale of two heroes

The power of quiet perseverance.

On the wrong side of history

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  • On the wrong side of history

    On the wrong side of history

    Clinton and Obama are behind the times.

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  • Myths about the Founding Fathers

    Myths about the Founding Fathers

    They didn’t want a secular nation.

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  • Apple didn’t reinvent radio

    Apple didn’t reinvent radio

    It just went back to the basics.

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  • The ‘dignity’ of same-sex marriage

    The ‘dignity’ of same-sex marriage

    SCOTUS created a problematic new right.

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Outlook & Opinions

What candidates really mean when they invoke the ‘Founding Fathers’

What candidates really mean when they invoke the ‘Founding Fathers’

Referencing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution is more about politics than patriotism.

A milestone visit to Washington by Vietnam’s Communist Party

A milestone visit to Washington by Vietnam’s Communist Party

The visit by the Communist Party general secretary reflects an evolving U.S.-Vietnam relationship.

When a Va. county closed its schools rather than admit black students

When a Va. county closed its schools rather than admit black students

Kristen Green recounts the tale of her home county, Prince Edward, after it was ordered to desegregate.

Follow-up to the revolution

Follow-up to the revolution

Joseph J. Ellis discusses four contributors to the argument-provoking U.S. Constitution.

How more female police officers would help stop police brutality

How more female police officers would help stop police brutality

They are better at defusing violent confrontations before those encounters turn deadly.

How academic efforts to boycott Israel harm our students

How academic efforts to boycott Israel harm our students

A Vassar College professor recounts her experiences when she planned a class trip to Israel.

Entering law school? Here’s what to read this summer.

Entering law school? Here’s what to read this summer.

Much of the law can be absorbed through great literature and thoughtful nonfiction.

When is freedom of speech irresponsible?

When is freedom of speech irresponsible?

David Shipler explores the delicate nuances to the American principle of free speech.

Myths about the Confederacy

Myths about the Confederacy

Our monuments and textbooks are wrong.

Who had the worst week in Washington? Donald Trump.

Who had the worst week in Washington? Donald Trump.

He’s just another rich businessman now, after remarks about Mexicans cost him a TV show and Macy’s deal.

Corporations are selling themselves with #LoveWins. We don’t have to buy it.

Corporations are selling themselves with #LoveWins. We don’t have to buy it.

Support on social media does not equal support for gay rights.

Book Reviews