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This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • America is unworthy of black forgiveness

    by Mark Santow

    White frustration with the unwillingness of blacks to recognize that claim to racial innocence constitutes a search for cheap grace.

  • Ukraine’s easy, misunderstood Babel

    by Timothy Snyder

    Not a few Russian intellectuals, depressed by the Orwellian state of Russian public discourse, have come to see Ukrainian cities as the hope for the future of Russian culture.

  • Roundup Top 10!

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

  • A New Deal for Greece?

    by Bill Kelson

    Like the Roosevelt administration of the 1930s, Syriza and its coalition partners want to break Greece out of a straightjacket of budgetary constraints.

  • The Conflict in Washington Over Who Should Lead America’s Enemies List

    by Michael T. Klare

    A country without a coherent plan for advancing its national interests is a sorry thing. Worse yet, however, as we may find out in the years to come, would be a country forever on the brink of crisis and conflict with a beleaguered, nuclear-armed rival.

  • Obama’s place in history becomes even more secure

    by Steve Benen

    It is a little early to start reflecting on Obama’s place in history, but after last week there’s been renewed talk, not just about Obama’s rejuvenated presidency, but also about his qualifications for the pantheon of American leaders of historic consequence.

  • Liberals have reason to rejoice

    by Julian Zelizer

    But they should still not be sanguine. They shouldn't go too far in thinking that the nation is all of a sudden trending to the left.

  • A Biography of ‘The Nation’: The First Fifty Years

    by D.D. Guttenplan

    Founded by abolitionists to finish the job of Emancipation in 1865, The Nation became a moribund defender of the status quo. But its firm anti-imperialism, and one crusading editor, brought it back to life.

  • A New Right Grounded in the Long History of Marriage

    by David M. Perry

    Citing the work of historians that demonstrates the constant evolution of the institution, the U.S. Supreme Court decides to recognize a constitutional right to same-sex unions.

  • "Hi, I'm Uncle Sam and I'm a War-oholic"

    by William Astore

    War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war.

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