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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.

  • Obama’s JFK Problem

    by Fredrik Logevall and Gordon M. Goldstein

    How the battle between the president and his joint chiefs chairman over Iraq recalls the early days of Vietnam.

  • 3rd Possibility: Coming Civil War in West Bank/ Jerusalem?

    by Juan Cole

    Observers of the evolution of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians have long argued that there are only two likely outcomes of the alternating violence and diplomacy between the two sides that has gone on nearly 70 years now.

  • The New Republic at 100: A Century of Bickering

    by Jennifer Schuessler

    With the magazine celebrating its 100th anniversary, a former Yahoo News executive was hired for the top of the masthead, setting off speculation about a new direction.

  • This Republican Loved Taxes & Modern Art

    by Scott Porch

    A social progressive and a fiscal conservative, Nelson Rockefeller was closer to FDR than Reagan, says his biographer Richard Norton Smith.

  • Textbooks proposed for Texas schools open can of worms

    by Emile J. Lester

    "Students in Texas public schools could soon be learning that democracy and our nation’s government are based on the ideas of biblical figures like Moses and King Solomon."

  • Why Is American Teaching So Bad?

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Who becomes a teacher in America? The answer keeps changing, and not in ways that should make any of us proud.

  • Roundup Top 10!

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

  • Those Stubborn Classics

    by Ashley Thorne

    Colleges exclude the classics for three reasons.

  • Did We Give the Pill Too Much Power?

    by Elizabeth Weingarten

    More than fifty years after the pill first came to market, its promise of access and equality remains unfulfilled for millions of other women.

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