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  • Originally published 03/09/2017

    Ben Carson, Donald Trump, and the Misuse of American History

    Jelani Cobb

    The habitual tendency to excise the most tragic elements of history creates a void in our collective understanding of what has happened in the past and, therefore, our understanding of the potential for tragedy in the present.

  • Originally published 12/06/2016

    What Ben Carson should learn about housing segregation

    Richard Rothstein

    Mr. Carson has expressed opposition to the Obama administration’s new HUD requirement that cities and suburbs develop plans to end their segregation or face possible loss of federal funds. Here are some examples of facts he should know.

  • Originally published 11/06/2015

    Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

    Carson's campaign on Friday conceded that a central point in his inspirational personal story did not occur as he previously described. West Point has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.

  • Originally published 10/01/2015

    Ben Carson: 'Hitler' could happen here

    At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Carson noted that many people believe a situation like what took place in Germany in the 1930's and 1940's could never happen in America.

  • Originally published 09/29/2015

    Ben Carson’s Religious Tests for Candidates

    Steve Hochstadt

    Carson applies his tests of religious suitability only to Islam. He does not advocate that a Christian specifically renounce the Biblical passages which violate our Constitution, such as approving discussions of slavery and of stoning women accused of adultery.