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Sure, hemp used to be legal. So was slavery.

Congress is poised to legalize industrial hemp farming — a practice banned in 1970 by the Controlled Substances Act.

TV’s most prestigious interview show treated MLK shabbily

“Meet the Press” regarded him lightly, when it regarded him at all.

Abigail Adams might've made a better president than her husband

And other revelations from reading the second First Lady's mail.

The right way to deal with dishonest Confederate monuments

Tell the truth.

Kansas imprisoned more than 5,000 women and girls for having STDs

It was the original war on women.

60 years before ‘Black Panther,’ there was Lorraine Hansberry

Her masterpiece “A Raisin in the Sun” showed the power of black storytelling.

Get out of my country has been our policy for 135 years

Racially profiling immigrants is as American as cherry pie.

How we changed our minds about Presidents Grant and Eisenhower

Americans changed their minds about other things first.

The founders of Black History Month fought a lonely uphill battle for decades

White historians had a blind spot.

Henry George was Bernie Sanders 130 years ago

He’s the reason we talk about the “99 per cent.”

Are we really “remembering the Holocaust”?

Recent events suggest we’re forgetting how people were trained to hate and kill.

Picks: PBS's answer to Netflix (at half the price)

Is public TV the best value in streaming today?

Is DACA the new Japanese internment?

“We’re charged with wanting to get rid of the Japs for selfish reasons. We might as well be honest. We do.”

Pay attention to the footnotes

“Not until years later did I grasp the real intent of this conspiracy between my dad and Rev. Trout.”

The force behind ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Joan Rivers was a pivotal figure in the acceptance of politically incorrect speech and weaponization of comedy.