ALL POSTS BY Bernard Weisberger
- October 14, 2015 | Updated October 15, 2015The tenets of social democracy are ones that have been picked up again and again throughout American history, beginning with the Puritans in 1634.
- September 14, 2015The story of our nation’s long practice of welcoming immigrants is an American triumph, all the more so because it has been achieved over constant resistance. A historian argues we must fight again.
- June 22, 2015This treaty can be worked out by debate and compromise. But not if the fix is in -- not if Boehner, McConnell and Obama put a fast one over on us.
- June 15, 2015 | Updated June 18, 2015The Trans-Pacific Partnership was stalled by the House last week, but President Obama and Republican leadership haven't given up on making their secret trade treaty come true.
- December 21, 2014In light of the CIA torture report, it's the perfect time to reflect on Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language."
- November 14, 2013A WWII veteran reflects on the service of men and women who were brave, loyal and heroic -- and ordinary.
- October 21, 2013Thanks to an eleventh-hour settlement the US has supposedly escaped fiscal doomsday, but historian Bernard Weisberger writes that it feels more like a stay of execution than the end of a crisis.
- September 18, 2013Historian Bernard Weisberger writes it's time retire the outworn American creed. Its hidden core of arrogance has often turned it into a kind of nationalism-on-steroids.
- July 30, 2013Historian Bernard Weisberger reminds us not to confuse “state rights” with “state sovereignty."