Melville’s Thoughts on Liberty

by John E. Alvis It’s the bicentenary of the birth of one of America’s greatest authors, Herman Melville. We ought to celebrate by examining how Melville, in his poetry and ...

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Reparations: Democrats scam and insult blacks again

June 25, 2019 Reparations / Slavery 0

By Lloyd Marcus A congressional hearing was held on a bill to study reparations for blacks as payback for slavery. Reparations is simply another worm Democrat presidential candidates will ...

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The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 in a Nutshell

By: Dave Benner In 1787, a series of long-lasting territorial disputes between states culminated in a new set of guidelines for a vast swath of North American land. In the ...

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The Peculiar Institution and the Supreme Court

April 17, 2019 Constitution / SCOTUS / Slavery 0

by Joyce Lee Malcolm Paul Finkelman, in his new book, Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court, plunges into the private lives of the three most prominent Supreme Court ...

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Today in History: The Missouri Compromise Signed into Law

By: Dave Benner Today in 1820, a set of bills that came to be known as the “Missouri Compromise” were signed into law by President James Monroe. Initially seen as ...

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