Day: October 4, 2020

Trump’s push for ‘patriotic education’ ignores the complexity of our national story

Florida Today

History is not about exceptionalism. It is about confronting the past to help inform the present. Individuals who only wish to espouse an exceptionalism narrative are ignoring a fundamental truth that must be shared: There are always victims as well as victors, and decisions have consequences.

History also is not simple or straightforward. To argue otherwise is not to fully understand it. The recent call by the Trump administration to counter what he called “the crusade against American history” by pushing “patriotic education” is an example of the oversimplification of our understanding of the past. As the late historian J.M. Roberts famously argued, “History is the story of mankind, of what it has done, suffered, and enjoyed.”

I have spent my career teaching introductory courses to university students in the history of the United States, Europe, Africa, and the world. Students often come to the classroom with a

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Western Forest Products Inc. Announces Release Date of Third Quarter 2020 Results and Conference Call Details

TSX: WEF

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 30, 2020 /CNW/ – Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) (“Western” or the “Company”) third quarter 2020 financial and operating results will be released on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

Western Forest Products Inc. Logo (CNW Group/Western Forest Products Inc.)

Analysts, investors and media are invited to participate in Western’s third quarter 2020 conference call on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PST (12:00 p.m. EST).

Don Demens, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Stephen Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the Company’s third quarter 2020 results followed by a question and answer session.

To join the conference call, dial:
Toll-free from Canada and the US: 1-800-806-5484
From Toronto: 416-406-0743
Passcode: 3294802#

To access the instant replay of the call, dial:
Toll-free from Canada and the US: 1-800-408-3053
From Toronto: 905-694-9451

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NASCAR Playoffs at Las Vegas results: Kurt Busch capitalizes on wild finish for first career Las Vegas win

“Hometown hero, way to make it happen,” were the words Kurt Busch heard over the radio from his crew chief as he crossed the start-finish line as a winner at Las Vegas for the first time in his career, when he took the checkered flag at the South Point 400 in the NASCAR playoffs. Busch had never won at his hometown track in 21 Cup series starts. 

The win becomes that much sweeter for Busch as he now advances to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs. The 2004 Cup Series champion was the last of the playoff drivers in the standings entering the opening race in the Round of 12. 

“This is my hometown and I have so many people to thank,” said Busch, who celebrated the win without fans in attendance. “Yes it’s a bit empty but my heart is full. I’ve won at my hometown track.”

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City College of S.F. trustees are wrong to close school’s Fort Mason campus

The closure of City College’s Fort Mason campus is a devastating blow to the people of San Francisco and our city’s creative future.

This beautiful, special art campus fostered so much creativity and community. For four decades, Fort Mason was the place for thousands of San Franciscans to explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media and learn from gifted teachers. Fort Mason helped launch the careers of many artists, and provided not only workspace for creative people who might not be able to afford the price of a private art studio in San Francisco, but also a vibrant, warm and supportive community that encouraged artistic growth and perseverance.

My time spent as an art student at Fort Mason, with teachers and classmates who mentored me in my art practice, was one of the most meaningful educational experiences of my life. My favorite painting teacher, Glen Moriwaki, had studied

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