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August 8: Murrey Marder vs. McCarthyism

Washington Post reporter Murrey Marder, a meticulous journalist who analyzed and exposed the mendacity of Senator Joseph McCarthy at the height of his anti-communist witchhunt, was born in Philadelphia on this date in 1919. Marder’s main journalistic coup came In the fall of 1953, when McCarthy alleged that a wartime spy ring created by the […]

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Why Reparations Now?

Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes “The Case for Reparations” in The Atlantic — But Our Blogger Respectfully Disagrees by Bennett Muraskin SLAVERY ENDED IN 1865. Jim Crow about a century later. Civil rights legislation banned de jure discrimination and anti-poverty and affirmative action programs have provided a degree of remediation. Many government agencies were established to eradicate […]

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