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.

  • Give Peace a Chance

    by Maurice Isserman

    A review of the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary.  Conclusion:  It's anti-revisionist (the war was wrongheaded). But it's also anti anti-war. 

  • All-or-nothing politics belittles us all

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Its hallmarks are the complete denigration of your foes and a refusal to give any ground even when confronted by facts that don’t fit your point of view.

  • Is Diversity Tearing the United States Apart?

    by Victor Davis Hanson

    If America’s set of values becomes a pick-and-choose potpourri, there is no unity. And then America will certainly become yet another one of history’s casualties of diversity.

  • Roundup Top 10!

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

  • Remembering Our KKK Past

    by Jane Dailey

    A dark moment in American history offers lessons for the present.

  • Rules for Radicals

    by Alan Wolfe

    A right-wing economist’s plan to rig democracy for the rich.