Morning Ed: History {2016.07.17.Su}

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Teckelvik says:

    The “Tuskegee” link goes to a story about the importance of gay bars to the gay community. Is that intentional?Report

  2. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Last battle of Dubya Dubya Two in Europe. One of the Clintons fought an entire war in Europe.Report

    • That war started in 1991 or 1992, so it’s not possible for any Clinton to have fought all of it.Report

      • Avatar J_A says:

        The Yugoslav Breakup wars (original flavor) started in 1991 with the secession of Slovenia, and lasted through 1995 and the Dayton Accords.

        The Kosovo War was all within Clinton the First’s presidency: 1998-99,

        After, that you still have the Presevo Valley Insurgency (1999-2001) and the 2001 Albanian-Macedonian insurgency (the latter, for once, not involving Serbia)

        The very forgotten War in Ukraine is still going, so I guess whatever was the last battle there is the last battle in European soil. It’s a feather in NPR’s cap that it is the only mainline news source I see that remembers that there is a war going in there, once in a blue moon.Report

  3. Avatar dexter says:

    Dead cops in Baton Rouge and I am so full of rage and emptiness. We have kinfolk within blocks of the barricades. Anger, anger everywhere and not a brain in sight. I am starting to think that this year might end up being worse than 68. I will now quit ranting and spend time hoping for the best.Report

  4. Avatar snail me says:

    “I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses,” she said.Report

  5. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    RE: Civil Rights Act. What’s also fun is to look at the history of Prohibition and realize that A: women’s suffrage was supported by Prohibitionists because the women who wanted to vote made it absolutely clear that they wanted to vote to make alcohol illegal, and B: the biggest organised political group to support suffrage was the KKK, because they thought that strong drink encouraged black people to become violent.

    So, by modern reasoning, if you think that women’s suffrage was a good thing, then you also support the War On Drugs and the KKK.Report