And they should embrace the idea of celebrating the country's reunion.
Make the Confederacy's Defeat a National Holiday
April 05, 2015
150 years ago this week, the Confederacy surrendered to the Union. Let's celebrate it—every year.
The Supreme Court hears the case on Monday.
Abraham Lincoln Was Not A Man of the People
November 11, 2014
Reevaluating the legacy of our 16th president
How to Save Iraq
July 22, 2014
This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current crisis.
Assuming, that is, the mysterious Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is even still alive.
Obama Is Wrong. Iraq's Problems Are Ours, Too.
June 13, 2014
America can't exempt itself from responsibility on whatever timetable it pleases.
The Emancipationist Century
May 09, 2014
David Brion Davis's book on American slavery and American freedom was 50 years in the making—and worth the wait.
The True Story of America's First Black Female Slave Novelist
February 10, 2014
The once-unidentified writer of The Bondwoman's Narrative, and a stunning story that goes from North Carolina to revolutionary Nicaragua to the free North.
From the Stacks: The Poetry of Frank O'Hara
July 25, 2013
Frank O'Hara died 47 years ago today. In his honor, we present two of his poems, as they appeared in The New Republic.