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Women’s Protest March (Trenton, NJ) and protest memories

Everyone else is weighing in, why not me? I’ve looked at very little of the social media since the march yesterday. My perspective may change… 512 more words

The Great Lie and the Rise of Trump and the alt.right

Economists have to shoulder their share of the blame for the dawning of the age of Trump, May and Farage. Their responsibility lies with the creation of the ‘Great Lie’ which led to the economic and social change which caused the current economic malaise. 1,240 more words

Economics

Red Blood of Patriots

This morning as I was watching coverage of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, I was keeping track of Twitter. In his speech, President Trump spoke this line – “It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.” Immediately after he said it ,  Conservative, Inc. 2,562 more words

Coming in September - the PBS series, the Vietnam War

In September 2017, The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) will air an 18-hour, 10-part documentary by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will examine the conflict from all sides. 168 more words

History

How the NYT Plays with History

Whenever The New York Times or some other mainstream news outlet holds itself out as a paragon of professional journalism – by wagging a finger at some pro-Trump “fake news” or some Internet “conspiracy theory” – I cringe at the self-delusion and hypocrisy. 2,715 more words

US

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin (2015)

This tense story of a lesser-known figure from the Vietnam War era is a timely look at whistleblowing and patriotism.

Recommended grade level: 6-12

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Nonfiction

A Brief Remark on this 43rd Anniversary of the Battle of Hoang Sa

Photo via instagram (freedomforvietnam)

Hello All,

I don’t have too much time to chat. Here is a brief statement regarding this 43rd anniversary of the January 19, 1974 naval confrontation between us (South Vietnam) and the invaders (China). 210 more words

Politics