Assassination of John F. Kennedy
[Text] Remembering JFK’s Assassination and His ‘Desired World’


Author: Lloyd Stableford “The whole thing seemed like a tremendous fairy tale, a fantasy, out of the realm of believability…” NOTE: I, Lloyd Stableford, was a senior at the College of William and Mary, pursuing political science as a major. The words that follow are the actual words I wrote … Continue reading

Plame Affair
Victims of ‘Plamegate’ Speak Out


After having her identity as a covert CIA operations officer compromised publicly by top officials in the Bush Administration, Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband Joe Wilson are interviewed on their experience going through this difficult time in their lives. Joe Wilson explains the reasons that his wife’s identity was revealed … Continue reading

Iraq War
The Truth Behind ‘Plamegate’


Scott Mcclellan, a former White House press secretary, is interviewed about his decision to testify before Congress on what has been known as “Plamegate” and the Scooter Libby Trial. Mcclellan discusses why he decided to voluntarily testify, his opinion on going to war with Iraq over the alleged weapons of … Continue reading

Chappaquiddick Incident
The After Effects of Chappaquiddick


Various Edgartown, Massachusetts officials and employees of Senator Ted Kennedy give their accounts of what it was like to discover the Chappaquiddick incident on July 18, 1969. On this night, Ted Kennedy left with Mary Jo Kopechne after they both attended a party. After crashing the car and swimming to … Continue reading

Scopes Trial
‘The Trial Took Place in a Circus Atmosphere’


In an old newsreel, a reporter outlines the basic facts of the Scopes Monkey Trial and talks about how the trial attracted a lot of publicity. The Scopes Trial took place in 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee and revolved around the topic of evolution versus creationism. A substitute teacher named John … Continue reading

Scopes Trial
The Face-Off Between Clarence Darrow & William Jennings Bryan


Eloise Reed, resident of Dayton, Tennessee and present during the Scopes Trial of 1925, explains the face-off that occurred between defense attorney Clarence Darrow and prosecutor William Jennings Bryan. Darrow, a well-known criminal lawyer and agnostic, called Bryan–a fundamentalist Christian and leader of the Democratic Party–to the witness stand during … Continue reading

Scopes Trial
The Significance of the ‘Monkey Trial’

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David Menton, a creation scientist with a Ph.D in cell biology, analyzes the significance of the 1925 Scopes Trial, also known as the “Monkey Trial.” John Scopes, a teacher from a small town in Tennessee, was put on trial for teaching the theory of evolution in a state where laws … Continue reading

Bosnian War
[Trigger Warning] Why This Bosnian Woman Kept Her Child Conceived By Rape

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In this interview, a Bosnian woman named Leila explains her decision to keep the child she became pregnant with after being raped in captivity. During the Bosnian War, the Army of the Republika Srpska is believed to have raped over 50,000 Bosnian Muslim women. After the war, the International Criminal Tribunal for … Continue reading

Bosnian War
Angelina Jolie ‘Felt a Responsibility’ to Learn About Bosnian War

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Angelina Jolie explains the reason why she “felt a responsibility” to learn about the Bosnian War. Ultimately, Jolie’s personal interest in its harrowing legacy inspired “The Land of Milk and Honey,” her directional debut. The famous actress and humanitarian describes the making of the film and her experience while interviewing … Continue reading

New York City Blackout of 1977
Two D.J.’s Recall the Blackout

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Disco Wiz and Grandmaster Caz, two D.J.’s in New York City during the early 1970s, give their account of what it was like to be present during the chaotic New York City blackout of 1977. The two describe the day of the blackout, recalling that they were D.J.-ing for a … Continue reading