“This 4th of July, when you watch the fireworks, will you think about the Declaration of Independence?
We should. After all, the holiday is meant to honor the Declaration. It, and the Constitution it led to, help keep us free.”
“Dennis Prager has traveled all over the world. But at the end of every trip, he returns home with a new appreciation for America. Why? Because no country is more open, more generous, and has done more for the cause of freedom than America has.”
“If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably visited Central Park. But there’s a part of its story you won't see.
It’s a story that goes back to the 1820s, when that part of New York was largely open countryside. Soon it became home to about 1,600 people. Among them was a predominantly black community that bought up affordable plots to build homes, churches and a school. It became known as Seneca Village. And when Irish and German immigrants moved in, it became a rare example at the time of an integrated neighborhood.
Everything changed on July 21, 1853. New York took control of the land to create what would become the first major landscaped park in the US -- they called it “The Central Park.”
In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation.”
“In the years following the Civil War, Booker T. Washington devoted his life to helping blacks transition out of slavery and into freedom. While his ideas were never fully embraced in his time, today, more than a century later, they remain strikingly relevant. Derryck Green from Project 21 explains.”
East Troublesome Fire Grows, Rocky Mountain National Park Closes
“The East Troublesome Fire grew more than 100,000 acres in 24 hours, fire officials said.”
The tyranny of ‘misinformation’
“The term is being used by politicians, the press and Big Tech to dismiss opposing views.”
Unfriending Free Speech
“Who will guard the gatekeepers of our political discourse?”
Without a ‘Right to Garden’ Law, It May Be Illegal to Grow Your Own Food
“How one Illinois family's backyard hoop house put them at odds with city officials.”
Trump’s Order Sets the Stage for Loyalty Tests for Thousands of Feds
“The president’s executive order sweeps aside 140 years of federal policy promoting professional expertise.”
How Expert Worship Is Ruining Science
“Big tech and big media are betraying the truth—and the people.”
Recent College Grads Face Worst Employment Prospects In Decades Thanks To COVID-19
“Just like their forebears (the millennials who graduated from college between 2008 and 2012) it appears Gen Z is facing a labor-market shock of serious magnitude, spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant impact on the American economy, swelling the unemployment rolls while also disrupting the typical pipeline of internships and entry-level gigs that usually help students find permanent entry-level jobs.”
Seattle LGBTQ Commission Calls on Gay Mayor to Resign
“Commission cites human rights abuses”
California DA blasts Newsom’s leadership: ‘The blood of the children ... is on your hands'
“'Stop using COVID-19 to further your political agenda,' she said”
A Sordid Conspiracy To Deceive The American Electorate
“If the liberal media weren’t providing Biden cover, he couldn’t get away with this. If they were even raising questions about his intentional invisibility, this campaign would look far different, and far less surreal.”
Trump ending first term with ultimate lib-triggering civil servant executive order, 4 years in the making
“Despite the alarm from critics, the order does prohibit “certain personnel actions against ‘Schedule F’ employees,” including any that would be based on the “employee’s partisan affiliation, other protected characteristics, or because of the employee’s status as a whistleblower.””