ALL POSTS BY Bernard Weisberger
- April 3, 2017This especially ugly lie resurfaces periodically like the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman and is just as devoid of proof, but at least those fakes are harmless.
- 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.