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In Hiroshima, President Obama Calls for ‘Moral Revolution’ to End Threat of Nuclear War

More than 70 years after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, President Obama became the first sitting American commander-in-chief to visit the Japanese city. On Friday, the president laid a wreath at the city's Peace Memorial Park, shook hands with survivors of the attack, and called on ... More »

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 32

This is the grave of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg. Muhlenberg, a son of the founder of the Lutheran Church in America, was a Pennsylvania minister and supporter of the American Revolution. He served in the Continental Congress in 1779 and 1780 and then in the Pennsylvania House from 1780-83. A big supporter of the Constitution and […]

Blogging Through the Sleep Revolution: Introduction

As a recent graduate of college, I can empathize with the countless overworked Americans out there who get too little sleep. I won't miss the college all-nighters -- trying to write a ten-page paper, or study for an exam all in one night. Show More Summary

A Full Revolution

One night in April, at the Pacific Rim Championships, in Everett, Washington, the nineteen-year-old American gymnast Simone Biles approached the balance beam. A competitor from New Zealand had just finished her floor routine, set toShow More Summary

The Hypocrisy of Bernie Sanders' Income-Inequality Revolution

Bernie Sanders has run one of the most successful "outsider" campaigns in the history of American politics. The self-proclaimed socialist has done so largely as a crusader against income inequality. Yet in 2014 Bernie and his wife Jane earned $206,000 according to their federal tax return, placing them in the top 6%. Show More Summary

The American Revolution Hasn't Happened Yet

America has always associated happiness with the acquisition of wealth. When Thomas Jefferson wrote the declaration of independence, his original intention when he wrote "the pursuit of happiness," was to express the "pursuit of property."...Show More Summary

Quick Bites: Revolution Gelato moves into East Atlanta, One Rooster replaces The Real Chow Baby, and more

Mediterranean concept Kipos Hellenic Kitchen will take over the vacant space left after the January closure of American Food and Beverage at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Expect “fresh and robust Greek village foods” modeled after owner Giorgios Bakatsias’s childhood, such as lamb youvetsi, moussaka, grilled octopus, and souvlaki.…

We Need an American Revolution Before We're Toast

The heat burns hot between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton this election. I'm a Sanders supporter and, like many of us "Bernie or bust" types, I lose sleep thinking about a possible Clinton presidency. Part of the defeatism...Show More Summary

Obama’s New Overtime Rule Will Give 4 Million Americans Fatter Paychecks

In 1975, six in ten full-time American workers qualified for overtime pay. Over the ensuing decades, inflation pushed more and more workers above the overtime threshold, while a Labor Department cowed by the conservative revolution passed regulations limiting eligibility even further. Today, only 7 percent of the full-time workforce receives ... More »

Losses Without Gains

Historically, when our nation has transitioned from one way of life to another, there has usually been some optimism about what was to come. That was true at the time of the American Revolution and it was true as we moved from an agrarian society toward the Industrial Revolution in the mid-18th through mid-19th centuries.

Watch the Trailers for Lord and Miller's New TV Comedies Making History and Son of Zorn

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A pair of time travelers try to kickstart the American Revolution. An animated warrior goes to Orange County to win back his wife, father his kid, and be a horrible assistant. These are Making History and Son of Zorn, the two new TV comedies from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, coming to Fox later this year. Read more...

Price Controls and Economic Literacy: Colonial Edition

(May 17, 2016 12:01 AM, by Bryan Caplan) As you may know, the American Revolution swiftly led to hyperinflation and price controls. From Rothbard's Conceived in Liberty, vol. 4:By the end of 1775, Congress had already increased the nation's money supply by 50 percent in less than a... (0 COMMENTS)

How Will Blockchain Change Banking? How Won't It?

Editor's Note: This article was first published in American Banker, and is an adapted excerpt from the Tapscott's recently released book 'Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World.' Our...Show More Summary

Atheists in Cuba: Respected, Elected

Cuba has always interested me. Although the United States government has subverted, and even overthrown, many left-leaning Latin American governments, the Castro government has, since its 1959 revolution, successfully resisted all such attempts. Show More Summary

A sustainable, progressive revolution requires patience and reality-based pragmatism

Last month a few thousand activists and everyday Americans descended on Washington as part of an action called Democracy Spring. It consisted of a 10-day, 140-mile walk from Philadelphia to the nation’s capital. It culminated with eight days of civil disobedience at the U.S. Show More Summary

Celebrating Ten Years of Blogging at Boston 1775

You can’t escape the history and heritage of the American Revolution in and around Boston and if you read and write about it you can’t escape John L. Bell’s fabulous blog, Boston 1775. Today is the 10th anniversary of John’s blog and it’s a big deal for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the […]

Remembering Michael Ratner

From defending civil rights in the US to defending Central American revolutions from the US. From representing HIV-positive Haitian asylum seekers quarantined at Guantanamo Bay in the early 1990s to representing the Muslims brought there...Show More Summary

This Day In Naval History: May 12

1780 - The city of Charleston, S.C., falls to the British when Continental Gen. Benjamin Lincoln surrenders during the American Revolution. Three Continental Navy frigates (Boston,

Liveblogging the American Revolution: May 12, 1778: Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton: [Oath of Allegiance](http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-01-02-0453): >I Alexander Hamilton Lieutenant Colonel and Aide De Camp to His Excellency The commander in Chief do acknowledge the united states...Show More Summary

'Turtle' Submarine at Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut

Little-known fact: the first submarine and underwater time bomb were created during the American Revolution–before electricity, and before Jules Verne. It was 100% human-operated (no engines just hand cranks and foot pedals) and used phosphorescent moss as the interior light source because a candle would use up too much of the available oxygen. Show More Summary

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