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Roundup



  • How Italians Became ‘White’

    by Brent Staples

    Italians who had come to the country as “free white persons” were often marked as black because they accepted “black” jobs in the Louisiana sugar fields or because they chose to live among African-Americans.



  • Why We Must Impeach

    by Sean Wilentz

    The president’s abuse of power has surpassed any we’ve seen in our history — and Congress must act.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editor of HNN.



  • The NBA's cowardice on China

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    "The NBA just threw Hong Kong under the bus, purely for the sake of the almighty dollar. And if that’s not outrageous, I don’t know what is."



  • Why America Needs Whistle-Blowers

    by Allison Stanger

    In accusing the intelligence community whistle-blower of partisanship and treason, President Trump has redefined whistle-blowing to serve his private interests rather than the rule of law. In the American tradition, whistle-blowers expose illegal or unconstitutional acts that the powerful want to keep secret.



  • The Constitution Needs Reform

    by Sanford Levinson

    The system is rigged, and it’s the Constitution that’s doing the rigging.