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  • Can We the People govern ourselves?

    Can We the People govern ourselves?
    We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The...
  • Rialto school assignment on Holocaust ranks as one of the dumbest lessons ever

    Rialto school assignment on Holocaust ranks as one of the dumbest lessons ever
    The Rialto school district, after assigning eighth-grade students to read a few sources on the Holocaust and write about whether it really happened, never did get back to the public on how many students concluded that there had not been such a Nazi...
  • TNT renews 'Falling Skies,' 'The Last Ship' and 'Major Crimes'

    TNT renews 'Falling Skies,' 'The Last Ship' and 'Major Crimes'
    Next summer on TNT will likely look quite a bit like this summer as the cable channel announced on Friday that it has renewed three of its summer dramas. "The Last Ship," "Major Crimes" and "Falling Skies" all will return for new seasons, with the...
  • In new age of wealth and inequality, calls for intervention go unheeded

     In new age of wealth and inequality, calls for intervention go unheeded
    Thomas Piketty, writing from France, is the latest person to sound an alarm about the growing inequality of income and wealth. But his ideas have distinctly American roots that date to the country's formation. The American Revolution was in part a...
  • Misconceptions about American independence

    Misconceptions about American independence
    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776 and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
  • Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn

    Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn
    One of my favorite lines about American history comes from a French Canadian movie. It’s in “The Barbarian Invasions” and it is spoken by a left-wing Canadian history professor who is dying. He takes a moment to marvel at the all-star...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary changes

    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." — Alexis de Tocqueville On this Independence Day, I'm reminded of what an amazing country and city we have....
  • READER SUBMITTED: Ben Franklin To Set The Record Straight At Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

    It is unlikely Benjamin Franklin ever visited the Wethersfield home of his friend and colleague, Silas Deane, during the Revolutionary War. But, on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., Franklin will stop at Deane's residencealbeit a little late. As portrayed...
  • Developer Seeks Redevelopment For 300-Year-Old Farmington House

    FARMINGTON — A local property group has proposed to tear down a 17th century building in order to develop the property for commercial use, but local historical groups say they opposed to the plan. Newington-based One Waterville Road LLC purchased...
  • A+E's History Launches Paid Game Apps for Kids Under 'Planet H' Brand

    A+E Networks' History is hoping to get kids interested in learning about topics ranging from ancient Egypt to the American Revolutionary War -- and capture incremental revenue -- with Planet H, a new initiative that will initially comprise a series of...
  • The Call Of Community In Connecticut's Character

    The Call Of Community In Connecticut's Character
    Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this. The Provisions State moniker dates...