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Trump Should Remember Lincoln When Thinking About Immigration

Michael Lucchese

Right-wing media exploded earlier this month when President Trump appeared to have made a deal with congressional Democrats to enshrine the legal status of certain classes of undocumented aliens living in the United States.

Iowa representative Steve King tweeted that the President’s “base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair.” Many on the right are furiously arguing this is the worst moment of the Trump administration thus far.

On the contrary, if this deal truly explodes the President’s base, this could be one of the most shining moments of these early months of the Trump Presidency. Continue reading “Trump Should Remember Lincoln When Thinking About Immigration”

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UVA’s New Slavery Monument: How to Remember the Founding and Slavery

Michael Lucchese

In the midst of great controversy about race relations and the status of Civil War monuments, the University of Virginia recently announced intent to build a memorial to the slaves who built and maintained the university before the Civil War.

According to the university’s website, the planned memorial will be called the “Freedom Ring” and is meant to resemble broken shackles. It is 80 feet in diameter — the same as the Rotunda Jefferson designed in the 19th century which dominates the campus. Continue reading “UVA’s New Slavery Monument: How to Remember the Founding and Slavery”

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