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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.

  • Yes, It Could Happen Again

    by Roger Cohen

    Instability in Ukraine, chaos in Syria, conflict in the East China Sea—the trigger points for World War III are in place.

  • The Iran Deal and the Rut of History

    by Leon Wieseltier

    Has the Obama administration’s pursuit of new beginnings blinded it to enduring enmities? Leon Wieseltier comes out against the Iran deal.

  • The Obama library lands on Chicago

    by Rick Perlstein

    Like so many things Obamian, when it comes to transparency, fantasies of reform turn to ashes in our mouths.

  • Infographic: A History of Unfinished Projects

    by John Harrison

    These are examples of unfinished construction projects throughout the globe. Some ran into financial difficulty and are still wating to be completed, while others were abandoned due to political upheaval.

  • Tillman Is Still With Us

    by Stephen Kantrowitz

    Tillman was frank about the purpose of this terrorism: it aimed to “teach the negroes a lesson…[by] having the whites demonstrate their superiority by killing as many of them as was justifiable.”

  • Roundup Top 10!

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

  • It’s not Dixie’s fault

    by Thomas J. Sugrue

    Many of the racial injustices we associate with the South are actually worse in the North.

  • Down With The Confederate Flag, Up With Donald Trump!

    by Rick Perlstein

    Removing the flag of the Confederacy, raising the flag of immigrant hating: the former doesn’t spell some new Jerusalem of tolerance; the latter doesn’t mean that conservatism’s racism has finally been revealed for all to see.

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