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Past politicians, legislation and political movements have changed the course of history in ways both big and small. Welcome to our blast to the past.

The Shipwreck of Grenfell Tower
We are living in strange times and we constantly look for newfangled ideas or concepts that help us understand and put into context what is happening around us. Thus, concepts such as Post-truth, Alt-...
History of Religion in American Politics
If you didn't know by now, religion is really big in America — almost the entire country follows a certain religion. The freedom to follow any religion is under our First Amendment — having the freedo...
Eric Green2 days ago
A Timeline of the History of the Republican Party
From the ashes of the Whig Party came the Republicans. United with the desire to abolish slavery, the founders of the party met in a small schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin. The Republican party has tak...
Darryl Richie5 days ago
Black Wall Street: A Story of Black Excellence Destroyed
May 31st, 2017 marked the 96th anniversary of the destruction of one most affluent black neighborhoods in America. Greenwood was a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, also known as Black Wall Street. Bla...
Iconic Moments in American Political History
Anyone who thinks that American politics only recently became dramatic hasn't been paying attention to history books when they were in high school and college. There have always been struggles — albei...
Robert Wellsa month ago
Legacy of the Confederacy Part IV
Just southwest of the White House, a massive statue of Abraham Lincoln upon a throne sits in a building designed to resemble an ancient Greek temple. Like a god, Lincoln looms over those who stand bef...
Mark Grigorieva month ago
Did We Defeat The Wrong Enemy?
With the rise of social media we have been slammed with many extraordinary and highly unpopular claims or theories all over the internet, forcing us to question mainstream narratives that we assumed w...
70 Years Since Partition…
My grandfather was only a boy when the partition occurred in August of 1947. He and the rest of my relatives had thankfully stayed fairly safe amongst the horror of what took place during this period....
Matthew Berto2 months ago
On the Centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution
Towards the end of the 19th century, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote:"I wish that Socialism were discredited by a few great experiments showing that, in a Socialist society, life deni...
Jennifer York2 months ago
The Grant Presidency
It's difficult when a Grant biographer starts out talking about how Grant's drinking really wasn't so bad, then includes the line, "worried about his heavy drinking, Grant joined the Sons of Temperanc...
Jennifer York2 months ago
Andrew Jackson's Scandal
It was all a big misunderstanding, Andrew and Rachel said. While a young lawyer in a boarding house, Andrew Jackson fell in love with his land lady's daughter. Problem was...she was already married. N...
Robert Wells2 months ago
The Legacy of the Confederacy Part II
On May 19, 2017, a statue of Robert E. Lee, the military leader of the Confederate States of America, was removed from a public square in New Orleans a mere 152 years after the defeat of the Confedera...
Calvin Hayes2 months ago
Book Review: History of the Russian Revolution
Leon Trotsky's History of the Russian Revolution is, in many ways, one of the most important works of historical writing. Simply put, this book retells the story of 1917's Bolshevik Revolution, a comm...
Robert Wells2 months ago
The Legacy of the Confederacy Part I
One of the questions immigrants must answer correctly when taking the test to become a U.S. citizen is “What was the Civil War fought over?” There are three “acceptable” answers: Slavery States' Right...
Justin Maury2 months ago
Why You Should Remove My Ancestor's Statue… And All the Other Confederate Monuments
My ancestor was Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury, the Pathfinder of the Seas. You may have never heard of him, but he is buried between presidents James Monroe and John Tyler at the Hollywood Cemetery...
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Dr. Williams2 months ago
The Silence of Patton
Many times we are taught there are absolutes. What we read and are taught there are certain facts that shouldn't be called into question. In mathematics, for instance, 1+1=2 is a fact that should not ...
Peter Rose2 months ago
Campaign to Bring Justice Back to the Law
Campaign to put justice back as the center of legal systems. Laws were originally written down because the king of that time — who was absolute ruler — wanted all the people under his rule to get the ...
Annie Kendall2 months ago
Womanhood and Witchcraft
My town still bears the scars of its past. Tucked away in the form of plaques on walls and sculptures in parks, memorials record the names of those tried and executed here for the crime of witchcraft....