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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.

  • Clones on the Court

    by Akhil Reed Amar

    A Supreme Court that once included former senators and governors is populated today by judges with identical résumés. Here's why that's a mistake.

  • Moscow's Twisted History Lessons

    by Maxim Trudolyubov

    Putin bends the narrative of Russia's past to justify his mission to reclaim the country's lost glory.

  • Why Yemen Matters

    by Daniel Pipes

    The Middle East witnessed something radically new two days ago, when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia responded to a plea by Yemen's president and led a 10-country coalition to intervene in the air and on the ground in the country.

  • Roundup Top 10!

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

  • The Scene of the Crime

    by Seymour M. Hersh

    A reporter’s journey to My Lai and the secrets of the past.

  • The War on Poverty: Was It Lost?

    by Christopher Jencks

    A new review suggests a higher ratio of success to failure than opinion polls do.

  • The first black adolescent to become a millionaire

    by Steve Gerkin

    Historical records conflict over the issue of the first black female millionaire, though Sarah Rector was the first black adolescent to achieve millionaire status, hands down. Her road to riches involved mandated endowment, racial triumph, and good fortune.

  • Building an Underclass

    by Benjamin Schwarz

    How urban planners helped demolish Britain’s working families

  • What Is Deism?

    by Thomas Kidd

    Most deists really did consider themselves serious theists, and many considered themselves devotees of Jesus and his teachings. Their deism was not just a convenient cloak for atheism.

  • Murky waters: partisanship and foreign policy

    by Lewis L. Gould

    It’s time to retire the hoary phrase about politics and the water’s edge. It was never a guiding principle of American foreign policy before 1900.

  • Plan Bibi

    by Andrew Meyer

    The most recent Israeli election compels Zionists to examine our principles.

  • Turncoats We Have Known

    by Rick Perlstein

    How leftists turned into rightists: they projected their own extremism onto the entire left and thus became conservative heroes.

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