Editorials and Commentary

Featured Editorials and Commentary:
“Donald Trump, Meet Your Precursor,” The New York Times, November 29, 2019  

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* “The Long History of American Slavery Reparations” The Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2019
* “The New Fugitive Slave Laws,” The New York Review of Books July 17, 2019.
* “What Happened the Last Time a President Chose America’s Enemies over Its Friends,” CNN, July 27, 2018.
Listed as one of the most popular op eds on CNN for 2018
* “Heather Heyer is Part of a Long Tradition of White Anti-Racist Activists,” The Washington Post, August 16, 2017.
Reprinted in The Denver Post, August 16, 2017.
Reprinted, The Morning Call, August 19, 2017.
Reprinted, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, August 21, 2017.
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* Today’s Eerie Echoes of the Civil War,” The New York Review of Books, March 6, 2018.

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Douglass
* ”Frederick Douglass’ Radical Abolitionism for Our Times,” The North Star March 4, 2019. 
* “First as Farce, and Then as Tragedy,” Jacobin, December 4, 2018.
* “How Confederate History Looks in the Shadow of Charlottesville,” CNN, August 13, 2018.
* ”9 Books to Read for Black History Month According to Scholars,” Time February 15, 2018.
* “Making Andrew Jackson Great Again?” History News Network, January 7, 2018.
* “Alabama Makes a Noble Historical Turn, As It has Many Times in Its History,” New York Daily News, December 14, 2017.
* “We Don’t Think Michelle Jones Can Change Because We See Black Moms as Monsters,” The Washington Post, September 21, 2017.
* “What those Monuments Stand For,” New York Daily News, August 20, 2017.
* “Civil War Revisionism Still Shames America,” New York Daily News, May 4, 2017.
Reposted by the Zinn Education Project, May 5, 2017.
* “Silencing Elizabeth Warren: Gag Rules Have a Long, Dark History,” CNN, February 9, 2017.
* “It Feels like the Fall of Reconstruction,” The Huffington Post, November 22, 2016.
Reprinted in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, December 4, 2016.
* “The Year of the American Woman?” The Huffington Post, September 13, 2016.
* “The U.N. is Commemorating Haiti’s Role in Ending the Slave Trade. Here’s Why.” Time, August 23, 2016.
* “US Law has Long Seen People of African Descent as Fugitives,” Aeon, August 19, 2016.
* “Clinton-Kaine Echoes History: A New Chapter in Epic NY-Virginia Relationship,” New York Daily News, August 11, 2016.  
* “The Emancipation Proclamation,” in “25 Moments that Changed America,” Time, June 30, 2017.  
* What You Still Don’t Know About Abolitionists,” Time, June 17, 2016.
* “The United States of Trumpistan?” The Huffington Post, May 27, 2016.
* “Abolitionists are American Democracy’s Unsung Heroes,” Yale University Press Blog, May 13, 2016.
* “Slavery on Screen,” Dissent (Spring 2017): 16-20. 
* “Was Harriet Beecher Stowe an Abolitionist?” We’re History, April 14, 2016.
* “Senator Sanders’ Campaign is as American as Apple Pie,” The Huffington Post, January 29, 2016.
* “The Long and Proud History of Charleston’s AME Church,” The Huffington Post June 19, 2015.
Reprinted in the Charleston Syllabus (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016): 69-70.
* “The Untold History Beneath ’12 Years’”: NYC’s Sordid History,” New York Daily News, March 2, 2014.
* “The Forgotten Emancipationists,” Opinionator-Disunion, The New York Times, February 24, 2013.
* “Lincoln Again” History Workshop Online, February 24, 2013.
Modern GOP
* “Is the Modern GOP a “Relic of Barbarism?” History News Network, October 1, 2012. 
* “The Strange Victory of the Palmetto State,” Opinionator-Disunion, The New York Times, February 5, 2011.
* ”South Carolina’s Secession at 150,” The Huffington Post, December 20, 2010.
* The Republican Punking of America,” The Huffington Post, August 25, 2009.
* The Grand Old Party of Secession,” The Huffington Post, May 8, 2009.
Reprinted in The Daily Hampshire Gazette May 15, 2009.
* “We are all Americans in the Age of Obama,” The Huffington Post, January 28, 2009.
* “Will Obama be FDR to McCain’s Hoover?” History News Network, November 3, 2008.
* “Sarah Palin and the Betrayal of American Women,” The Huffington Post, September18, 2008. 
* “Is Obama Lincoln to Hillary’s Seward?” The Huffington Post, April 29, 2008.