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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...
  • Toronto: Documentary on New York's Rats in the Works

    Dakota Group and Submarine have optioned movie rights to Robert Sullivan's book "Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Residents." Production on the documentary is set to begin early next year. Producers are David Koh,...
  • 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...
  • Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan

     Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan
    Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches: Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852 What, to the...
  • July Fourth: A quiz on the making of the Declaration of Independence

    Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
  • 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....
  • Little-remembered Revolutionary War hero a step closer to citizenship

    Little-remembered Revolutionary War hero a step closer to citizenship
    Honorary U.S. citizens: Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa. And soon, perhaps, Bernardo de Galvez.  Legislation to make the Spanish hero of the American Revolution an honorary U.S. citizen cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even...