In which John Green teaches you about the election of 1860. As you may remember from last week, things were not great at this time in US history. The tensions between the North and South were rising, ultimately due to the single issue of slavery. The North wanted to abolish slavery, and the South wantedContinue reading “VIDEO: The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion: Crash Course US History #18”
Georgia’s ruling party, if not its populace, wants to appease the Kremlin. Georgia’s president does not. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, Georgia has been a house divided. That very day, thousands of Georgians gathered in front of the Parliament in Tbilisi to show support and solidarity for Ukraine. They returned night after nightContinue reading “Georgia Threatens to Sue Its Own President Over Her Support for Ukraine”
50 years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Loving — Mildred and Richard Loving, who successfully sued the state of Virginia, forcing it to recognize their interracial marriage. That landmark case overturned laws against interracial marriages all across the country.
The annual number of anti-LGBTQ bills filed has skyrocketed over the past several years, from 41 bills in 2018 to 238 bills in less than three months of 2022. State lawmakers have proposed a record 238 bills that would limit the rights of LGBTQ Americans this year — or more than three per day —Continue reading “Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in 2022 so far, with most targeting trans people”
Republicans seek to use “don’t say gay” bills to gut public education like they did abortion access Republicans widely view the “critical race theory” hoax as a crucial component to regaining the governorship of Virginia in 2021, so it’s not a surprise that the party is rapidly expanding its national war on educators under the guise ofContinue reading “The secret plan behind Florida’s “don’t say gay” bill: Bankrupting public education”
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) retrieved multiple White House record boxes last month that were improperly kept at former President Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago property, The Washington Post reported. The boxes reportedly contained important records of communication, gifts and letters from world leaders, which, according to the Post, is a violation of the Presidential Records Act. The newspaper added thatContinue reading “White House record boxes recovered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago: report”
We got our hands on their assessment that flagged the conservative Texan. What they’re saying: The U.S. Capitol Police — in a Special Event Assessment dated Jan. 3, 2021 — flagged potential danger stemming from comments made by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) in the lead-up to Jan. 6. The assessment, obtained by POLITICO Wednesday, laidContinue reading “Capitol Police intelligence analysts worried a member of Congress was actually encouraging violence in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack: Louie Gohmert.”