Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

Black Americans in the Civil War: Crash Course Black American History #18

The American Civil War is one of the deadliest in US History, and let’s just get this out of the way: it was about slavery. In the more than 150 years since the end of the Civil War, there have been many attempts to litigate the reasons for the war, but the reality is thatContinue reading “Black Americans in the Civil War: Crash Course Black American History #18”

Missouri executes man said to be disabled, despite pope’s call for clemency

Missouri executed convicted murderer Ernest Johnson on Tuesday evening after both Governor Mike Parson and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant the clemency sought by Pope Francis, among others, on the grounds that Johnson was intellectually disabled. Johnson, 61, was found guilty by a jury of murdering three convenience-store employees in 1994. He wasContinue reading “Missouri executes man said to be disabled, despite pope’s call for clemency”

‘Slapping, punching, spitting’: Missouri health care worker says violent patients forced hospital to issue panic buttons

On CNN Thursday, Lynne Yaggy, the chief nursing officer at a hospital in Branson, Missouri, told anchor Erin Burnett about why her hospital had to issue panic buttons to staff amid an outbreak of violence against health care workers. “It’s just awful,” said anchor Erin Burnett. “I understand what you’re saying, but I’m deeply shockedContinue reading “‘Slapping, punching, spitting’: Missouri health care worker says violent patients forced hospital to issue panic buttons”

Missouri teacher resigns over Pride flag dispute after parent said the teacher could ‘teach their child to be gay’

Missouri teacher John Wallis resigned after he was threatened with termination for displaying a pride flag in his classroom. A parent complained about Wallis, saying he “would potentially teach their child to be gay,” NBC News reported. After resigning, Wallis filed a civil rights complaint for employment discrimination. A Missouri teacher resigned from his jobContinue reading “Missouri teacher resigns over Pride flag dispute after parent said the teacher could ‘teach their child to be gay’”

The Civil War, Part I: Crash Course US History #20

In which John Green ACTUALLY teaches about the Civil War. In part one of our two part look at the US Civil War, John looks into the causes of the war, and the motivations of the individuals who went to war. The overarching causes and the individual motivations were not always the same, you see.Continue reading “The Civil War, Part I: Crash Course US History #20”

Battles of the Civil War: Crash Course US History #19

In which John Green lists a whole lot of the battles of the US Civil War in seven and a half minutes. We get a lot of requests for military history, so we offer a list of battle names, with some commentary about outcomes, and lots of really interesting pictures. This is a but ofContinue reading “Battles of the Civil War: Crash Course US History #19”

Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14

In which John Green teaches you about the presidency of Andrew Jackson. So how did a president with astoundingly bad fiscal policies end up on the $20 bill? That’s a question we can’t answer, but we can tell you how Jackson got to be president, and how he changed the country when he got theContinue reading “Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14”

Let’s talk about what it means to be woke and Garth Brooks – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about the Love America Act – Beau of the Fifth Column

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