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Historians Speaking Back

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On September 25, 2020
It’s not as if anyone listens to historians. But nonetheless, historians are very angry at Trump’s neofascist history project presented last week, a direct attack against us teaching the complexities of American history. Both the Organization of American Historians and the American Historical Association have had statements. The OAH: In his September 17, 2020, speech […]
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Donald Trump really brought the jobs back to Michigan and Pennsylvania….. Four years after he won the Midwest by vowing to revitalize the U.S. manufacturing workforce, President Donald Trump is campaigning for reelection on a job well done. The numbers tell a different story. Trump’s anti-trade agenda and a pandemic-induced recession have combined to shutter […]

Trump Fire Policy

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On September 14, 2020

The forest policy side of my life really wants to drown in a bottle of tequila right now, as my home states burns. On climate change and fires, Trump says weighed in on “explosive trees.” Here’s

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If Trump Loses…..

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On September 5, 2020
Bernie is absolutely correct here. We need to be very worried about what happens if and when Trump loses in November. Bernie Sanders fears President Donald Trump will refuse to leave office if he loses reelection and is calling on Congress and the media to take action to prepare for that scenario now, he said […]

Trump and Class

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On August 24, 2020

I still maintain with as much vigor as I did in 2016 that part of the reason Trump won is that white working class people saw in him someone who might fight for their dying industrial jobs, or at leas

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Trump: The Next Lost Cause?

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On August 5, 2020
I‘m not really linking to this because I think it will happen. But it is an interesting argument from the Civil War and Reconstruction historian Caroline Janney. The Lost Cause offered former Confederates and their descendants a salve for the past. According to this mythology about the Civil War, the South was the victim, even […]
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