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A Fourth Of July Reading List

The Fourth of July will be here soon. (Above–Black Americans observing the Fourth in 1939 in St. Helena Island, South Carolina.) What books would be helpful to learn more about the American Revolution and about America? As I’ve said before, I don’t believe the Revolution was a liberal or conservative event in the sense we think about such things today. Some of the Founding Fathers were religious. Others were not.  The Revolution had some aspects of a tax revolt. But who can know if folks in the early days of the nation would not have paid more taxes to get all the garbage

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Don’t Let Others Define Your Past

With the Fourth of July just under a month away, it’s time we take back our history from the right-wing Tea Party extremists who have been allowed to commandeer some portion of our past. The so-called Tea Party wants to use our shared American history in the service of the very un-American ideals of exclusion, and of benefiting the rich over the working man and woman. One such Tea Party cell here in Texas is called the King Street Patriots. This Houston-based Tea Party outfit takes its name from the street in Boston where the Boston Massacre took place. King Street is now known

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

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