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If the latest polls are accurate, most voters believe that Republican politicians deserve greater trust on matters of national security. At a moment when Americans feel threatened by rising terrorist movements and authoritarian regimes, that finding is politically salient — and proves that amnesia is the most durable affliction of our democracy.

Americans’ Faulty Memory: Polls Show Majority Like GOP’s Discredited War Policies (via azspot)

United States of Amnesia. We forget who got us into this mess because it hurts to admit reality. #denial

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Essay on the significance of men's studies in promoting success of male students

abbyjean:

Today’s college men, as a group, are not doing so well — in comparison with today’s college women and with college men of the past. Many men are simply not attending college at all; and of those who matriculate, they are not graduating in large numbers, again, as compared to women and to previous generations of men. Coming out of high school, they are not as well prepared for college. They are reading less than girls and less than boys of older generations. In fact, if college admissions were gender-blind, the vast majority of students at our most selective colleges would be women.
While at college, men are less engaged in their studies and in student life, and they receive lower grades and fewer honors. (Men in STEM courses, i.e., science, technology, engineering, and math, are the exception.) On campus, they exhibit higher rates of alcohol and substance abuse and commit more social conduct violations. College men use fewer student services and are more reluctant to seek help and attend support programs. In short, men are getting less out of their college experience, and they are not taking it upon themselves to do something about it.

seems like the inescapable conclusion is that men are just not suited for higher education or even higher level thought. it must be an evolution thing. since they are naturally less engaged and less social, we should encourage them to return to solitary caves and whack animals over the head with clubs for food. this isn’t a normative argument - it’s just biology!

If you do not want disability used against your group, start thinking about what you’re doing to reinforce ableism in your own speech. If you do not want people of color to be called feeble-minded, or women to be called weak, or LGBT people to be called freaks, or fat people to be called diseased or working-class people to be called stupid — all of which are commonly used disability slurs — then the solution isn’t to try to distance yourself from us and say, No! We are not disabled like you! The solution is to make common cause with us and say, There is nothing wrong with being disabled, and we are proud to stand with you.
Doing Social Justice: 10 Reasons to Give Up Ableist Language (via disabilityhistory)

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Religious Conservatives Finally Admit What They Really Want Out Of Hobby Lobby

justinspoliticalcorner:

h/t: Ian Millhiser at Think Progress Justice

ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.

ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!

Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  

Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:

Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.

(via todaysdocument)

Proposed Texas textbooks are inaccurate, biased and politicized, new report finds

kileyrae:

Findings:

  • A number of government and world history textbooks exaggerate Judeo-Christian influence on the nation’s founding and Western political tradition.
  • Two government textbooks include misleading information that undermines the Constitutional concept of the separation of church and state.
  • Several world history and world geography textbooks include biased statements that inappropriately portray Islam and Muslims negatively.
  • All of the world geography textbooks inaccurately downplay the role that conquest played in the spread of Christianity.
  • Several world geography and history textbooks suffer from an incomplete – and often inaccurate – account of religions other than Christianity.
  • Coverage of key Christian concepts and historical events are lacking in a few textbooks, often due to the assumption that all students are Christians and already familiar with Christian events and doctrine.
  • A few government and U.S. history textbooks suffer from an uncritical celebration of the free enterprise system, both by ignoring legitimate problems that exist in capitalism and failing to include coverage of government’s role in the U.S. economic system.
  • One government textbook flirts with contemporary Tea Party ideology, particularly regarding the inclusion of anti-taxation and anti-regulation arguments.
  • One world history textbook includes outdated – and possibly offensive – anthropological categories and racial terminology in describing African civilization.
  • A number of U.S. history textbooks evidence a general lack of attention to Native American peoples and culture and occasionally include biased or misleading information.
  • One government textbook … includes a biased – verging on offensive – treatment of affirmative action.
  • Most U.S. history textbooks do a poor job of covering the history of LGBT citizens in discussions of efforts to achieve civil rights in this country.
  • Elements of the Texas curriculum standards give undue legitimacy to neo-Confederate arguments about “states’ rights” and the legacy of slavery in the South. While most publishers avoid problems with these issues, passages in a few U.S. history and government textbooks give a nod to these misleading arguments.

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