U.S. History

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Shadow Imperialism: American Filibusters in Latin America

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/01/2018

The US government was not involved in these early attempts by Americans to seize control of neighboring countries. But the imperialist impulse was the same. 

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Trump's Tariffs, Fannie's Funding: How High Can Rents Climb?

PovertyU.S. History

Blog02/27/2018
Renters can't keep paying higher and higher rents, as nearly half of all renter households pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing.

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Why Revisionist History Is Important

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/22/2018
In the general culture “revisionist historian” is a term of abuse. But that is what we do. Revising history is our job.

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Security Works at Disney — But Can't Work at a Public School?

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog02/19/2018
The fact that politicians get highly-attentive security guards — while school kids get a cut-rate version of security — is revealing.

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Martin Van Buren: El presidente más infravalorado de Estados Unidos

U.S. History

Blog02/19/2018
Martin Van Buren es probablemente uno de los presos más difamados y, paradójicamente, uno de los presidentes de Estados Unidos más olvidados.

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How the Leviathan State Built the Washington Monument

U.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
At first privately funded, the federal government — bloated after the Civil War — stepped in to finish the Washington Monument with federal funds.

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For the Dreamers: No Deportation, No Citizenship

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
The federal government could elect to leave migrants alone, while also not offering citizenship. In other words, it could do nothing at all.

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Shootings: Why Don't Schools Have Better Security?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/15/2018

High-quality security is apparently still not a priority for many parents whose demonstrated preferences show otherwise.

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America: a Military Nation

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/15/2018
There's a reason why, after 8 years as commander-in-chief, Obama never closed the Guantanamo prison as he promised.

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How the Patent-Troll Wright Brothers Fought to Stifle Innovation

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/05/2018
The Wright brothers spent most of their post-1903 careers suing other inventors who were doing the much-needed work of improving airplane technology.

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