Take a look at the Magnolia State’s proposed new flag, which doesn’t contain any Confederate symbolism, but does contain the words “In God We Trust”, in possible violation of the country’s historic separation of church and state.Launch
The consequences of denying reality
Brazil, 1904: “Senator Rui Barbosa, pigeon-chested and smooth-tongued orator, attacks vaccination using judicial weapons flowery with adjectives. In the name of liberty Rui Barbosa defends the right of every individual to be contaminated if he so desires. Torrential applause, thunderous ovations interrupt him from phrase to phrase.”Launch
From 2011: Think you know the real Christopher Columbus?
William Fowler, a distinguished professor of history at Northeastern University in Boston, busts some myths about the voyager, who sailed west for Spain in the hopes of reaching Asia at the end of the 1400s.Launch
Into the Jaws of Death…
From Wikipedia: “A LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two-thirds of the Company E became casualties.” Photo: “Into the Jaws of Death — U.S. Troops wading through water and Nazi gunfire”, circa 1944-06-06.Launch