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 United States of Trumpistan?

    by Manisha Sinha

    To understand the Trump phenomenon, political commentators have pointed to the rise of Hitler and the recent growing political strength of the far right in the continent. In fact, they should be looking closer to home.

  • Did Blacks Really Endorse the 1994 Crime Bill?

    by Elizabeth Hinton, Julilly Kohler-Hausmann and Vesla M. Weaver

    There’s no question that by the early 1990s, blacks wanted an immediate response to the crime, violence and drug markets in their communities. But even at the time, many were asking for something different from the crime bill.

  • The arrow of history

    by Charles Krauthammer

    There are realists and idealists in foreign policy.  Obama's proving he's got a little of the realist in him.  That's good. 

  • When the Barbarous Brits First Quit Europe

    by Tom Holland

    As Britain prepares to vote next month on whether to leave the European Union, the story of Boudicca serves as a reminder that the tradition of British euroskepticism is an ancient one.

  • The Value of Killing Terrorists

    by Max Boot

    There are examples throughout history of insurgencies more or less folding after the death or capture of their leaders.

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

  • Bernie Sanders's Political Ancestor, Wayne Lyman Morse

    by Jeffrey Frank

    In some ways, Sanders’s career calls to mind the four-term Oregon Senator Wayne Lyman Morse, whose fierce opinions and commitment to something he called “constitutional liberalism” annoyed both major parties.

  • Public restrooms and dignity for all

    by Margaret Storey

    Under Jim Crow, if there was no bathroom for you, you either did not go, or faced the choice between personal humiliation or arrest.

  • The brain is not a computer

    by Robert Epstein

    Each age reinterprets the brain in terms of its prevailing technology. This is an error.