Photo by Flickr User Digitonin A Pennsylvania newspaper retracted an editorial written 150 years ago that dismissed the Gettysburg Address as “silly remarks” that deserved a “veil of oblivion,” the Associated Press reports. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg says it regrets … Continue reading
Fundamental disagreement is an expected occurrence in Congress, but lately crises have come in increasing frequency. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Eric Liu of Citizen University, Steven Hayward of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Beverly Gage of Yale University for a closer look at polarized American politics. Continue reading
The last official census in Bosnia was in 1991, when 4.4 million people lived there. But then a brutal war broke out, killing 100,000 people and driving away 2 million. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the need for and concerns over a new effort to take a national census. Continue reading
Portrait by Anthony Berger/Wikimedia Commons. Professor Christopher Oakley says he has spotted President Abraham Lincoln in a 150-year-old photograph of the crowd at the Gettysburg Address, a discovery that could be one of the most significant in recreating the scene … Continue reading
On this day in 2011, President Obama acknowledged the end of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, therefore allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly in the U.S. armed forces.
Wikimedia Commons image On this day in 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat publicly shook hands at the White House after signing a historic peace agreement via efforts by the Clinton Administration. … Continue reading
“We go to the Moon, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” –John F. Kennedy, speaking at Rice University, September 12, 1962.
Here are future President & First Lady on Acapulco honeymoon–60th anniversary today: #JFKL pic.twitter.com/25UvPSykLf — Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) September 12, 2013
On this day in 1998, President Clinton met with Senate democrats and members of his Cabinet to ask forgiveness for his actions in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. James Lee Witt, chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, described the meeting … Continue reading
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s Superman! In the book "Superman: The Unauthorized Biography," author Glen Weldon of NPR chronicles 75 years of the Man of Steel, from his changing costume to his "truth, justice and the American way" mantra. Weldon joins Christina Bellantoni to discuss the evolution of the iconic superhero. Continue reading