Countless elites in the media this week have cited abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ infamous 1852 speech as a condemnation of American ideals. It in fact was the opposite.
The evils of slavery are too great to be fixed with cash. Forgiveness cannot be bought, and no number of government commissions will make things right.
Today when I visit gravesites, museums, and landmarks honoring those who were enslaved in our country, I no longer feel that frustration I felt as a kid. Instead, my mind goes back in time.
This is a fundamental culture clash with politicians being wholly unprepared for a new brand of politics in which even traditional family events become politicized, and one more piece of American heritage disappears.
‘I have always loved listening to the stories from ‘old times,’ and I am proud of all my family has accomplished despite coming out of the horrible sin of slavery,’ says Betty Anderson, 69.
In an era of historical ignorance and indifference, is it any wonder that Civil War battlefields are drawing fewer tourists?
Washington Post Opinion Writer Charles Lane joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, “Freedom’s Detective.”
Prior court-packing shows the practice can have disastrous, perhaps unforeseen results, and poses potential threats to our civil liberties.
The passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act and the jollification that followed it mark a turning point on abortion, just as John Calhoun’s speech did about slavery.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s inability to practice his Second Amendment rights was just another episode in a long history of attacks on African Americans.
Few of us are likely to withstand the withering judgment of those who come after us, whatever our positive contributions to humankind might be.
I began my work covering a civil war in Africa—or maybe it was Asia. But I never thought I’d end it (not that my career is actually ending) covering a civil war in my home country.
Reihan Salam discusses the complicated discourse around immigration, and why uncontrolled immigration is bad for everyone, even those foreign-born.
The emptying of our hall of heroes is not a random thing. It is driven by Jacobins who want to replace our history with something else—a falsified, political, agitprop version
An internecine debate about conservative support for Trump raises important questions about the role of the pundit and the purpose of debating ideas.
Douglass called out the horrors of slavery by affirming founding principles. Now leading voices in government and culture illuminate why his ideas matter today.
Some 600,000 Californians have signed a petition that would allow a vote on whether to split the state into three.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has written a book about the city’s decision to remove Confederate statues. It starts out well-intentioned, but ends up needlessly trying to score partisan political points.
We are in a very divided moment, and when divisions run that deep, centralized decision-making can make it worse. But that’s no argument for secession.
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