Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards blog brought to you by History News Network. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 2.1.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/author/39 editor@hnn.us (History News Network) History News Network The Era of Bad Feelings? “It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found.”  –  James Monroe

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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153876 http://hnn.us/blog/153876 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0
What Was 2016 About? Who We Are and What Values We Cherish. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153856 http://hnn.us/blog/153856 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 Will Khizr Khan be Donald Trump’s Joseph Welch? Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153796 http://hnn.us/blog/153796 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 “We Find the Republican Party Busily Chewing on Itself” Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153776 http://hnn.us/blog/153776 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 Trump Isn't a Fascist. He Has Fascist Instincts. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153772 http://hnn.us/blog/153772 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 Orrin Hatch's Embarrassing New York Times Op-Ed Senator Orrin Hatch took to the New York Times op-ed page to try to make the case for the Senate refusing to take up President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. It didn’t go well.

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Ted Cruz's Phony Supreme Court "Tradition"

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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153732 http://hnn.us/blog/153732 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0
The American Reaction to Refugees Since 1924 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153698 http://hnn.us/blog/153698 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 The American Reaction to Refugees, 1848-1924 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153693 http://hnn.us/blog/153693 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 The American Reaction to Refugees in the Early Republic Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153691 http://hnn.us/blog/153691 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 Ben Carson's "Know-Nothing" Attitude Toward Islam Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153670 http://hnn.us/blog/153670 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 This Flag Needs to Go Down--So Does the Lie it Represents Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153637 http://hnn.us/blog/153637 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 It's Ok to Celebrate Magna Carta Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153635 http://hnn.us/blog/153635 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 "Unconditional Surrender" in Iran After the nuclear framework agreement was announced last Thursday, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton told CBS News that "the only acceptable deal would be Iran's nuclear disarmament." What?


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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153609 http://hnn.us/blog/153609 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0
"There Was a Right Side and a Wrong Side": Art and Historical Memory Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153575 http://hnn.us/blog/153575 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 Dick Cheney’s David Frost Moment Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153549 http://hnn.us/blog/153549 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 Can Obama Do in Iraq What Nixon and Ford Couldn't in Vietnam? Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153518 http://hnn.us/blog/153518 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 Obama's Playing “Small Ball” in Iraq and Syria Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153508 http://hnn.us/blog/153508 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 What Obama's Critics Are Forgetting: Policy-Making Always Looks Decisive--In Retrospect Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153497 http://hnn.us/blog/153497 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0 "He Wasn't A Regular Guy" Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:36:56 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153487 http://hnn.us/blog/153487 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0