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.

  • What Ben Carson should learn about housing segregation

    by Richard Rothstein

    Mr. Carson has expressed opposition to the Obama administration’s new HUD requirement that cities and suburbs develop plans to end their segregation or face possible loss of federal funds. Here are some examples of facts he should know.

  • The Rush To Normalize Trump

    by Rick Perlstein

    The mainstream media is woefully unprepared to grapple with the hatred and trauma of this election.

  • Is Democracy Doomed? We've Been Here Before.

    by Bill Scher

    The value of democracy was widely questioned in the mid-1930s, as the Great Depression was yet to be tamed during the early stages of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency.

  • Roundup Top 10!

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

  • Winning

    by Andrew J. Bacevich

    Trump loves winning, but American generals have forgotten how.

  • After the Know-Nothings

    by Johann N. Neem

    Like today, many political leaders in the 1850s were surprised by the Know-Nothings’ success.

  • Some Thoughts on the Electoral College

    by Kevin Gannon

    It’s hard to deny–impossible if you actually read the historical record–that the Electoral College was an attempt to avoid the democratic implications involved in creating an elected executive.