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President Obama Reminds: "History Can Travel Backwards" (Video)
President Obama spoke at the LBJ Library on Thursday about the Civil Rights Act and the work left to be done. Read more...
Lest we forget from whence we cometh'd, a history lesson from Michele Bachmann via Jimmy Kimmel. Read more...
Watch: Robert Reich (Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and former Labor Secretary) delivers a compelling argument for a 6-point plan for economic recovery. Read more...
Watch: Some highlights from today in history. Read more...
It was said, “The New Deal began March 25th, 1911,” and the woman who said that was the first woman Cabinet member, Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins - Yes that same Frances Perkins whose tea was interrupted on that fateful, shocking, life-changing day for her, all those years ago. Read more...

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Video: On this day in history, the U.S. launches a 2003 attack on Baghdad, Iraq; In 1987 televangelist Jim Bakker resigned as chairman of his PTL ministry organization amid a sex-and-money scandal involving a former church secretary, Jessica Hahn; The State of Nevada legalizes gambling in 1931; In 1962 Bob Dylan's self-titled debut album was released by Columbia Records. Read more...
New documentary tells the definitive history of Occupy Wall Street from its early days through the movement's rapid spread, up to the brutal crackdown by state authorities. Read more...
Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook standards for its nearly five million schoolchildren. When an unabashed creationist seeks re-election as chairman, the theory of evolution and U.S. history are caught in the crosshairs, which could impact the classroom curricula not only of Texas, but also of the nation as a whole. Read more...
Newtown resident Ross MacDonald writes: Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, more than a half million cards, letters, and drawings have been sent to the people of Newtown, Connecticut, from around the world. The spontaneous Read more...