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No Heroes: The Olympics

The Olympic Games are proof that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, nationalism, and feats of strength.

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America Will Defend Its Myths to the Death Before Admitting the Truth

Texas Republicans preferred to go down with the lies of the Alamo than abandon the myth of American exceptionalism.

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A History of ‘Americanitis,’ the Nervous Condition That Comes With Living in America

Over a century ago, 'Americanitis' plagued a subset of the country. We're still afflicted today.

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State Mottos, Ranked

America's state mottos are pure chaos. Let's rank them.

The Discourse

‘Black Women Are, Always Have Been, and Will Continue To Be the Leaders’

Discourses with: historian Ashley D. Farmer on Black women, Black radicalism, and Black history.

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Let’s Revive the Christmas Ghost Story

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and that used to mean terrifying your loved ones with supernatural Yuletide tales.

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The Secret Socialist History of America’s Favorite Anthems

Yes, even the Pledge of Allegiance.

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No Heroes: Girl Scouts

Being apolitical is not working for an organization I've cherished for much of my life.

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Pandemic Life: We Are All Skeletons Now

In 2020, nothing feels truer than a massive, expensive, decorative representation of our own mortality.

The Discourse
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Fuck Columbus Forever

It’s honestly unbelievable that anyone still celebrates this holiday. Give to these Native causes instead.

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A Visit to the California Town Founded by Black Americans

At the start of the 20th century, a small group of Californians built a new kind of community.

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No Heroes: The Racist Legacy of John Muir and American Conservation

The sweeping beauty of America's National Parks hides an ugly history.

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Cancel the Fourth of July

Now and forever.

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