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Arthur Miller's "Important Theme" Behind "The Crucible"

“The question is not the reality of witches but the power of authority to define the nature of the real, and the desire, on the part of the individuals and the state, to identify those whose purging will relieve a sense of anxiety and guilt.” 805 more words

Richard Armitage

'Can't play the race card': House panel votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt; Dems cry 'McCarthyism!'

A House panel voted today to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. A full house vote will follow at a later date. 565 more words

US Politics

"Republican's 'Un-American' Activities": Darrell Issa Tries McCarthyite Move To Revive Flailing IRS Probe

GOP congressman and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Darrell Issa’s quest to uncover the smoking gun of the IRS scandal story — the missing Gotcha! 519 more words


Book #24: The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

The Crucible is probably one of the better known American dramas, largely because of its connections to true American history. The play takes place during the Salem Witch Trials, but Arthur Miller famously used this setting to encompass his feelings about the House Un-American Activities Committee lead by Joseph McCarthy. 101 more words


How Did We Get Here?

The period from 1920 to the mid-1960s saw the rise of several new journalistic mediums that would come to dominate the industry for the next fifty years. 694 more words

Journalism And American Democracy

How Elijah Cummings helped Democrats regain their fighting spirit

Is this the last we’ll hear from that witch hunter known as Rep. Darrell Issa? If so, you can thank Rep. Elijah Cummings for that. And Democrats may have gained back their mojo in the process. 790 more words


Reid, Dems Attack Conservative Koch Brothers As 'Un-American' And 'Immoral'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Senate candidates, facing withering criticism on the national health care law, are gambling they can turn voters against two billionaire brothers funding the attacks — even if few Americans would recognize the pair on the street. 920 more words