SOURCE: NY Times
by Ted Widmer
It has been a long time since the winter of 1920, but the old fault lines are still visible.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Annika Neklason
A repealed amendment and generations of Supreme Court rulings have left the constitutional regulation of private behavior in the past. Will it stay there?
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by Erik Christiansen
Each new stage in the Trump administration’s handling of refugees and immigrants invites comparisons to past policies. Usually that means talking about the Obama years, or maybe the 1986 immigration reforms. But it’s worth looking back further to the restrictionist era of the 1920s and 30s.
During Prohibition, gay nightlife and culture reached new heights—at least temporarily.
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