Illustration by John Jay Cabuay

Challenging assumptions

Q&A | Surprising characters and problematic postures shaped the country’s Great Society
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/11/20, 03:43 pm

Amity Shlaes graduated from Yale, became a journalist, and is now a Forbes columnist and the author of five books, including The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression and her latest, Great Society, which spotlights the cracks in Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and Richard Nixon’s attempts to expand it. Her reporting-honed ability to tell a good story, with human interest and specific detail, makes those history books a delight to read.

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Associated Press (Cleveland) and Library of Congress (Wilson)

Evangelicals engaging American history

History | With the plight of a couple of Presbyterian presidents as examples. The third in a series of “stump speeches”
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/06/20, 02:01 pm

We’re publishing a monthly series of “stump speeches” I’ve given over the last 25 years. Last month, it was a talk I gave about Andrew Jackson and peer pressure. In April, we posted my speech about how concerns over corrupt Anglicanism helped spur American colonists to revolt. Here’s one I gave at a conference hosted by the Jonathan Edwards Institute on July 6, 1999.

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Associated Press/Photo by Steve Helber (file)

Explorers to salvage Titanic telegraph

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/20/20, 12:17 pm

A salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless machine that the crew of the RMS Titanic used to signal for help, a judge ruled on Monday. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith’s decision amends an earlier order blocking RMS Titanic Inc. from cutting into the wreckage of the ocean liner. Beach said the company has a unique opportunity to recover an artifact from the rapidly decaying ship. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration argued against the mission, saying the telegraph is likely surrounded “by the mortal remains of more than 1,500 people.”

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