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.

  • Twenty-Five Years After the Failed Soviet Coup

    by Masha Lipman

    In August, 1991, a small group of hard-liners in the Soviet government staged a coup aimed at halting the popular anti-Communist, pro-freedom tide stirred by Mikhail Gorbachev’s perestroika.

  • The March on Washington Through a Child's Eyes

    by Laura W. Murphy

    I was at home when the March on Washington took place in 1963. My parents took my four older siblings with them, but at the last minute decided that, as the youngest, I should stay at home.

  • Remembering John Muir on the centennial of the National Park Service

    by Mark Stoll

    On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act. The bill culminated decades of effort by a remarkable generation of dedicated men and women who fought to protect the nation’s natural wonders for the democratic enjoyment of the people. The greatest of these passionate parks advocates was John Muir.

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

  • The Strange Bedfellows of U. S.–Iranian Animosity

    by Mansour Farhang

    Right-wing politicians in America, including Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Paul Ryan, are echoing the views of the Revolutionary Guards. This is an old story.

  • Everyone was a liberal

    by Lawrence Glickman

    On the Left, ‘neoliberal’ is an epithet but, not long ago, everyone wanted to be liberal. Will anyone claim liberalism?