That's History


  • September 9, 2014 |  That's History

    Sexual assault in the hook-up era

    When I was a college newspaper editor, in the early 1980s, I ran a series of stories about a student who had been sexually abused at a fraternity hous...
  • August 26, 2014 |  That's History

    The myth of a kinder, gentler execution.

    Did Joseph Wood suffer when he was executed in Arizona last month? Some witnesses reported that Wood gasped over 600 times during his July 23 executi...
  • August 12, 2014 |  That's History

    50 years later the legacy of 1964 riots lingers

    On August 28, 1964, African-Americans began three nights of rioting in Philadelphia. It was exactly a year to the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. is...
  • July 29, 2014 |  That's History

    America's mythical Africa

    Last month, Delta Airlines posted a tweet congratulating the United States for defeating Ghana in the World Cup. The tweet featured two images, each r...
  • July 15, 2014 |  That's History

    School holidays and religious ignorance

    When he was campaigning for mayor of New York City, where one of eight public school students is Muslim, Bill de Blasio pledged to add Eid al-Fitr and...
  • July 1, 2014 |  That's History

    Longing for a Fourth of July with fewer fireworks and more equality

    I have a confession to make, my fellow Americans. I love my country, but I really don't like the Fourth of July. Sure, I enjoybeer, hot dogs, an...
  • June 17, 2014 |  That's History

    Prisoner exchange is an American tradition

    America is exchanging prisoners with the enemy! It’s an outrage!
  • June 3, 2014 |  That's History

    Television weather forecasts should get serious about climate change

    According to the American Meteorological Society, we have "unequivocal evidence" that "human activities" — especially the burning ...
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