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  • The ominous symbolism of the noose

    by Jack Shuler

    "The noose ... became a stand-in for vigilantism, for murder by community, an unveiled threat and a symbol to brandish to keep blacks especially 'in their place.' "


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • The Reagan Reflex

    by Jeff Shesol

    Reagan’s appeal seems only to intensify with time.



  • Common Core and the End of History

    by Alan Singer

    "History education in the schools is clearly the victim of Common Core and efforts by New York and other states to secure federal Race to the Top dollars."



  • The global warming hoax

    by Steve Hochstadt

    "This would be the greatest hoax ever, because unlike every other hoax, it is being committed by all the world’s experts, which is precisely what the global warming deniers are claiming."



  • Okinawa: Why They Chose Death

    by Jonathan Mirsky

    The huge US offensive in Okinawa—the only part of Japan where US forces fought on the ground—lasted eighty-two days in the spring of 1945 and cost about as many lives altogether as the atom bombs themselves.

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