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‘Kill the beast’: The impeachment trial that nearly took down a president 150 years ago

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The president stood accused of racism and abuse of power, contempt for his enemies and a firing that subverted the rule of law.

Four weeks into President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial, his chief foe, the most ardent civil rights advocate in Congress, rose to speak. It was 150 years ago, but Thaddeus Stevens’s denunciation of Johnson still resonates today amid calls for President Trump’s impeachment.

Read the story at the Washington Post.

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One Hundred Years Ago, the Harlem Hellfighters Bravely Led the U.S. Into WWI

Hellfighters.jpgTheir courage made headlines across the country, hailing the African-American regiment as heroes even as they faced discrimination at home.

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Denny the Governor?

dennis-kucinichf9ef7878fcc661ab9afdff0000724a5fAfter 16 years in Congress, former Cleveland mayor Dennis Kucinich is running for Ohio’s highest office on a platform of infrastructure jobs, free college tuition and more.

Read the story at Cleveland Magazine.

The Health App That Beat Hurricane Harvey

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Making sure tuberculosis patients take their medicine is time consuming and expensive. But in Houston, video conferencing helped officials monitor patients even during massive flooding.

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.

The Story of America’s 19th-Century Opiate Addiction

opium-drawingDoctors then, as now, over-prescribed the painkiller to patients in need. And then, as now, government policy had a distinct bias.

Read the story at SmithsonianMag.com.

How Baltimore Is Growing Its Tech Gurus From Scratch

downloadIn Baltimore, an inventive nonprofit is teaching children from the inner city the skills they need to get good jobs in their hometown.

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.

Fake News and Fervent Nationalism Got a Senator Tarred as a Traitor During WWI

3c06669v-wrThe fiery progressive Robert La Follette responded with a classic defense of free speech in wartime.

Read the story at SmithsonianMag.com.