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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.

  • Why Politicians Plagiarize So Often

    by Evan Osnos

    As he confronts the consequences, Senator Walsh might feel fortunate that he is a senator, not an academic or a college freshman or a blogger.

  • Classroom Lesson Plan: Global Issues Since the Fall of the Wall

    by Deborah Springhorn

    The goal in developing the course, Global Issues Since the Fall of the Wall, is to create an interdisciplinary, common core based course that can be a model for high school teachers to adopt in its entirety or adapt to fit their own curriculum.

  • Cold War Strategies Are Back in Russia's Playbook

    by Alexander Golts

    The theory that history unfolds first as a tragedy and then repeats itself as a farce is not always true. Sometimes, history repeats its tragedy all over again, and with the same terrible consequences.

  • America’s Flight 17

    by Fred Kaplan

    The time the United States blew up a passenger plane—and tried to cover it up.

  • How Nicky and Willy could have prevented World War I

    by Graham Allison

    One hundred years ago this week, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany exchanged a series of telegrams to try to stop the rush to a war that neither of them wanted.

  • The Impeachment Vogue

    by Jeff Shesol

    Some on the right welcome impeachment.  Peter Rodino in 1974 did not.

  • Roundup Top 10!

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

  • Heterosexuality in America: Fifty Years and Counting

    by Marc Stein

    In October 1964, two years after “The Furtive Fraternity” was “exposed,” one of the most interesting and revealing responses to “Homosexuality in America” also was published in Philadelphia.