The Southern Strategy is a myth! Let me start with this: Candace Owens is wholly unqualified to speak at a Congressional hearing on the rise of white nationalism. Full stop. She has no training, formal or otherwise, as a historian. She is a journalism school drop out who peddles conspiracy theories online. On her best […]Read more "Historical Revisionism Done Dirt Cheap"
Academia is deeply broken, a product of its wild success and staggering failures. It cranks out the finest scholars, leaders, and minds the world has ever seen. It also buries students in unmanageable debt and breaks many of those same scholars with its insidious caste system. How can a system that is so successful that […]Read more "Academia’s Caste System"
By the time then-Vice President Biden had arrived, he could sense I was uncharacteristically nervous- and quickly gave me a hug. After the swearing in, as Ash was giving remarks, he leaned in to tell me “thank you for letting him do this” and kept his hands on my shoulders as a means of offering […]Read more "When Truths Collide"
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he was signing an executive order “eliminating the Common Core and the vestiges of Common Core” in the Florida public school systems. This has been a conservative rallying point for nearly a decade. They hate the Common Core. Why? Let DeSantis explain: “You would have situations where the parents […]Read more "The Con Comes Full Circle"
People love to lament how fractured and divided the United States is today. “We’ve never been more divide” is about as historically inaccurate a thing as a person could ever say. A large percentage of this nation used to be held in perpetual bondage by “citizens.” We fought a civil war. We assassinated, bombed, and […]Read more "Inventing Enemies"
Steve King is dumb and racist. This is hardly news. King can barely go a week without saying or doing something to demonstrate it. He is a vile man. Somewhat surprisingly, he finally said something so beyond the pale that his colleagues in the congressional GOP are threatening to punish him. His crime? He conflated […]Read more "Steve King, Western Civilization, and Conservative Historical Illiteracy"
Liberals have done a terrible job of pointing out how little conservative educational policy reformers understand about public education. Honestly, I think it is because few liberal journalists or politicians know anything about educational policy. They fall for the cheap tricks and rhetorical devices the conservatives trot out in fear that the right-wing wonks know […]Read more "Only the Rich Deserve a College Education"