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  • Originally published 08/02/2017

    What McCarthyism Can Teach Us about Trumpism

    Landon R. Y. Storrs

    McCarthyism wound down thanks to the courage of independent journalists, the decision after four long years of McCarthy’s fellow Republican senators to put country above party, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions in cases brought by defendants and lawyers.

  • Originally published 07/30/2016

    Will Khizr Khan be Donald Trump’s Joseph Welch?

    Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards

    Joseph Welch asked the question that woke up the American people to Joe McCarthy’s lack of decency. Khizr and Ghazala Khan have done the same service for the American people today—if we listen.