In Defense of Ilhan Omar

Over the last few weeks, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has made headlines across the country over one issue or another. At the start of the year it was due to comments regarding Israel that could in many ways be taken as antisemitic, but for which she has apologized and since moved past. Now, however, the political … Continue reading In Defense of Ilhan Omar

Long Island and Segregation

Following the conclusion of the Second World War in 1945, the United States saw a massive influx of men in uniform returning home. They benefited from numerous laws and programs meant to help these millions of service members to reintegrate into society, from the G.I. Bill that helped veterans earn an education and offered low-cost … Continue reading Long Island and Segregation

End the State of the Union Spectacle

The first President of the United States, George Washington, gave the first ever State of the Union on January 8, 1790, at Federal Hall in New York City. He addressed both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and to many modern readers, it might appear to be reminiscent of the modern State of the … Continue reading End the State of the Union Spectacle