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Native American peoples and the lands they possessed loomed large for Washington, from his first trips westward as a surveyor to his years as President.

To know what the Framers intended, we need to understand the historical context.

After ten years of research into the history of gun rights, it’s clear that most Americans' understanding of the “right to bear arms” is not consistent with historical facts.

He was unlike any other baseball star in America, a blond-haired boy from the heartland whose raw power and mythical purity made him a hero

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The AP's Secret Deal with the Nazis, by Michael S. Rosenwald Did the Associated Press violate the "Trading with the Enemy Act" to profit from selling Nazi propaganda photos, or was this an authorized effort to gain images with legitimate news value?
Frederick Douglass, Refugee, by David Blight Millions forced to flee as refugees and beg for asylum have felt Douglass’s agony, and thought his thoughts.
Gwen Ifill’s Clear-eyed Coverage of Bill Clinton, by David W. Dunlap This past year we lost a legend in the field of journalism. A look back at her coverage of Bill Clinton and the 1992 election and the journalist with the ability to bridge many gaps between race, gender and generations.
What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach Us About Ugly Politics, by Mark Tooley We should recall Lincoln's confidence in American democracy despite the perceived failure of the Washington Peace Conference of 1861.
Roosevelt Was Hardly Naive About Stalin, by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. When they met at Yalta, Roosevelt and Stalin had corresponded in more than 300 letters.

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  • Million Man March in Washington, DC

    In response to racial inequalities across the country, African-Americans leaders host the Million Man March on the National Mall in Washington. Louis Farrakhan, the long-time leader of the Nation of Islam, delivered the keynote speech

  • Eugene O' Neill born

    Nobel laureate and Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Eugene O' Neill is born in New York City.

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  • Henry Kissinger awarded Nobel Prize

    Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with North Vietnamese leader Le Duc Tho for negotiating the Paris Peace Accords.