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Monumental Whitewashing: With the recent conflicts around Confederate monument removal, it might be a good time to re-focus on the lack of accuracy in US History textbooks in some of our schools. About this photo: The Texas State Memorial in Vicksburg National Military Park. Photo credit: Ron Cogswell / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Trump Tower’s Russian Spy?

Why We Love Conspiracy Theories ; When Trump Was Against Afghanistan War ...and More Picks

Why We Love Conspiracy Theories ; When Trump Was Against Afghanistan War ...and More Picks for 8/22

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Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? (Jeff C.)

“Facts and rational arguments really aren’t very good at altering people’s beliefs. That’s because our rational brains are fitted with not-so-evolved evolutionary hard wiring,” this author explains.

All the Times Donald Trump Said US Should Withdraw from Afghanistan (Jimmy)

A Twitter and TV compendium of Donald Trump espousing withdrawal from Afghanistan

‘Muellers’ Across the Nation (Reader Steve)

Amatuer sleuths from across the nation are doing Bob Mueller’s job for him by investigating Trump-Russia connections.

I Spy a Trump (Russ)

Not too many people have focused on one Russian at the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Donald Jr – or are willing to say that he certainly fits the profile of a spy.

Secret Service Has Funding to Protect Trump Through September (Trevin)

The challenge protecting Trump is not only that he travels so often to his properties in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia, but also that there are more people to protect than in previous administrations.

GOP’s Tax Reform ‘Skeleton’ (Dan)

A tax plan sure to upset just about everyone.

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