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Archaeologists Discover ‘Jerusalem’ Inscription on 2000-Year-Old Column

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:51pm 10/9/2018 at 4:51pm
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WOW. What a find! Archaeologists unveiled the earliest known inscription of Jerusalem in Hebrew on a 2,000-year-old column at The Israel Museum. From The Jerusalem Post:

The words: “Hanania son of Dudolos from Jerusalem” was etched on the column which was part of a building that stood in a Jewish potters village...

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Cal State Long Beach removing “Prospector Pete” statue because 1849 Gold Rush now politically incorrect

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/23/2018 at 12:00pm
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Another campus statue is being singled out for removal over political correctness. “Prospector Pete” is going to be taken off the campus plaza of California State University Long Beach and moved to an alumni center, because critics say the Gold Rush contributed to deaths of indigenous peoples.

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Neil Armstrong Biopic ‘First Man’ Omits Planting of American Flag on the Moon

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 31, 2018 at 9:00am 8/31/2018 at 9:00am
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What do you consider the most historical moments of the 20th century? I’d say the Russians raising the Soviet Union flag over the Reichstag when they conquered Berlin (damn, I so wish it was the American flag, though). Liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil...

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30th Anniversary of Iranian Political Prisoner Massacre

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 4:00pm 8/25/2018 at 4:00pm
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On August 25, 1988, a tragedy struck in Iran, one that most people do not know about. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa that led to the execution of 30,000 Iranian political prisoners.

That fatwa led to “the biggest massacre of political prisoners since World War II.” Khomeini targeted members and...

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Christopher Columbus Statue Removed from Pepperdine May Just Disappear

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 2:00pm 8/23/2018 at 2:00pm
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The statue was removed after students protested. Then it was supposed to be moved to its campus in Italy. Now that may not happen.

The College Fix reports:

Pepperdine’s Columbus statue wiped off the map, possibly for good

A Christopher Columbus statue at Pepperdine University torn down after student complaints of racism and oppression...

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Movie Review: Death of a Nation

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 4:00pm 8/12/2018 at 4:00pm
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Last August, I reviewed conservative pundit and film maker Dinesh D’Souza’s book: The Big Lie – Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left.

His latest film is based on The Big Lie as well as his most recent book,  Death of a Nation: Plantation Politics and the Making of the Democratic...

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Is it time to re-open the birthright citizenship debate?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 5:00pm 7/31/2018 at 5:00pm

Michael Anton has caused a furor by suggesting that birthright citizenship is not required by the US Constitution, as Fuzzy Slippers has previously discussed on this blog. Anton is quoted as having said this on Tucker Carlson’s show:
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Activists Want to Inject Social Justice into Medieval Studies

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 23, 2018 at 7:30pm 7/23/2018 at 7:30pm

Medieval Studies has been under fire from the left for a while now, for being too white. Please note: This post has been updated, see below.

Campus Reform reports:

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College Board Changes Plan to Erase Thousands of Years of History From AP Exam

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 20, 2018 at 8:00am 7/20/2018 at 8:00am

They were going to change the exam to start at 1450, but after criticism they’re changing it to the year 1200. Not much of an improvement.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Compromising on a Timeline for History

Responding to criticism of its earlier plan to begin the Advanced Placement World History exam around the year...

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Extremely Rare Coin from End of Jewish Revolt Found in Ancient Jerusalem Drain

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 9:00am 7/4/2018 at 9:00am
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This is pretty incredible. a 1,900-year-old coin was recently unearthed in an ancient Jerusalem drain. Minted in the fourth year of the Jewish revolt against Rome (year 69), the coin contains the words “For the Redemption of Zion.”

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After Bitter PR Battle, Mount Vernon and Dominion Energy Reach a Truce in Compressor Station Plans

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 3:00pm 7/3/2018 at 3:00pm
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For the last few weeks, George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Dominion Energy have been engaged in a nasty and very public PR battle over Dominions plans to build a compressor station just across the river from the first president’s home.

Mount Vernon launched a surprisingly aggressive (aggressive for a his...

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Petition Launched to Stop College Board from Cutting Thousands of Years from AP History

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 3:30pm 7/1/2018 at 3:30pm

We mentioned the college board’s decision in an earlier post. This is the backlash.

Campus Reform reports:

Scholars blast decision to cut 8,000 years from AP World History

Students and scholars are up in arms over a decision to cut thousands of years from the Advanced Placement World History curriculum, w...

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College Board Wants to Cut Thousands of Years from AP World History Test

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 25, 2018 at 2:30pm 6/25/2018 at 2:30pm

This is one of the greatest problems facing higher education today. Not enough students have even a decent understanding of history.

From the CNN Wire Service:

The College Board wants to cut thousands of years from its AP World History test — teachers aren’t having it

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Why Juneteenth is Worth Celebrating

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8:00pm 6/19/2018 at 8:00pm

I first blogged about Juneteenth in 2015. As I noted then, the day’s significance is almost criminally underappreciated.

Over the last few years, the 19th of June and its significance, are slowly gaining national popularity, reverence, and acknowledgment.

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Virginia Republican Congressman Defends Jefferson Statues from Campus Activists

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:00pm 6/12/2018 at 12:00pm
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It’s very wise to get out in front of this issue before it becomes a thing. Otherwise, within a matter of months, liberals in media will be treating it like an issue that’s up for debate.

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Student Activists Lose Battle to Remove Thomas Jefferson Statue From Hofstra

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1:30pm 6/3/2018 at 1:30pm
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The school considered the arguments from both sides and decided to keep Jefferson. Good for them.

The Washington Examiner reports:

After extensive debate, Hofstra University to keep Thomas Jefferson statue

More than a month after a statue of Thomas Jefferson was vandalized at Hofstra University and an extensive campaign to remove it from campus,...

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Pushes Theory That Sirhan Sirhan Wasn’t His Father’s Assassin

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 12:00pm 5/27/2018 at 12:00pm
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Over the years, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has pushed wild theories about vaccinations, climate change and other topics. Now he is wading into the historic account of his father’s murder by suggesting Sirhan Sirhan wasn’t the shooter.

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