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Roundup

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • The GOP Appointees Who Defied the President

    by Michael Koncewicz

    Before Watergate became a story that dominated the national media in the spring of 1973, there were individuals within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the IRS that took dramatic steps to block Nixon’s attempts to politicize their work.  



  • American Slavery and ‘the Relentless Unforeseen’

    by Sean Wilentz

    The neglect of historical understanding of the antislavery impulse, especially in its early decades, alters how we view not just our nation’s history but the nation itself.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editor of HNN.



  • The Greatest Scam in History

    by Naomi Oreskes

    Scientists working on the issue have often told me that, once upon a time, they assumed, if they did their jobs, politicians would act upon the information. That, of course, hasn’t happened. Why?



  • How America Ends

    by Yoni Appelbaum

    A tectonic demographic shift is under way. Can the country hold together?