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The desire for a return to normalcy in America will be one of the most compelling issues in 2020 for all voters: Democrats, independents and decent Republicans. Read more

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In BlacKkKlansman, director Spike Lee adapts an unlikely but true story of a black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Read more

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What’s behind the new-found conservative attraction to free speech? It seems Republicans have their own radical extremists to defend these days: neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. Read more

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A conversation with 96-year old Marie Davidson of Milwaukee is like opening a living window on history; that’s just what she does in this exclusive Shepherd Express interview. Read more

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Six new books that bring complexity to our understanding of America's past and its place in the world. Read more


Before Donald Trump, the U.S. has never had a president who would publicly insist that many “very fine people" had joined a violent and deadly white supremacist organized by the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis. Read more

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Donald Trump has helped create the environment that spawned the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., and until the GOP ends its open pandering to racial and religious bigotry espoused by white supremacists and neo-Nazis, those violent h... Read more

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As an idealistic, progressive voter, I’ve voted for plenty of losing candidates over the years. But there’s never been a U.S. election before where I’ve considered the results clearly un-American until now. Read more

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One certain way to familiarize yourself with a wide swath of the United States’ cloak-and-dagger groups—and dispel their myriad associated myths—is to read David Luhrssen’s new book, Secret Societies and Clubs in American History (ABC-CLIO)... Read more


Investigative reporter Pate McMichael spent years reading FBI files to research and debunk conspiracy theories concerning the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination. His book Klandestine shows James Earl Ray, a hateful bigot, as the lone gunm... Read more


Iran has become one of the lights of world cinema, the repression of its authoritarian regime notwithstanding. Perhaps, like Russia under the czars or Hollywood under the Production Code, a certain degree of censorship can actually spur creativit.. Read more

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Milwaukee lost an important historical and community resource on July 31, when America&rsq What’s your take? Write: or comment on this story online at www.ex ,None Read more

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Whether literally or metaphorically, many places are haunted by ghosts of the past. Although the History Channel series “Haunted Histories: America’s Most Haunted Places’ (out on DVD) hedges its metaphysics a little, it learns toward the proposi.. Read more

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