Roundup

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.




  • The FBI’s War on Civil Rights Leaders

    by Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar

    Steeped in its own racism, without any checks or balances, the FBI devoted more resources to harming the civil rights movement than any other task in its purview.



  • When Truth Becomes a Commodity

    by Daniel T. Rodgers

    "Post-truth" carries a catchy, advertising-agency ring. And that may be exactly what is wrong with it and with our times.



  • What If a President Loses Control?

    by Jeffrey Frank

    There’s no need to dwell on the particular character of Trump, but it is worth examining what remedies exist if any President is too careless, inattentive, or impulsive to deal sensibly with questions affecting the nation’s survival.


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  • The Millionaire Who Took on McCarthy

    by Gil Troy

    William Benton was an advertising icon and wildly successful investor—and with those millions backing him up, he took on the country’s scariest politician.



  • When George Wallace Came to Town

    by Joe Allen

    Donald Trump’s appeal to some suffering white workers shouldn’t surprise us. George Wallace did the same thing four decades ago.



  • Martin Luther King Day With Trump

    by Jelani Cobb

    The holiday will be presided over by a President who scarcely seems to comprehend King’s principles.



  • From Willie Horton to Donald Trump

    by Doug Rossinow

    Of all recent Republican standard-bearers, the one whose presidential campaign stands out as the most shockingly exploitative and hateful is the one who figures least of all in liberal narratives of Republican moral decline. That is the first President George Bush.



  • No! The Electoral College Was Not about Slavery!

    by Gary L. Gregg II

    The opponents of the Electoral College, in attempting to undermine support for the institution, have painted it with an unfair half-truth that distorts the historical record as well as the constitutional principles undergirding the system itself.


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