NFL Practices Regressive Politics? Say it isn’t so!

captain obvious

This week, several NFL owners have told their players that any protest during the National Anthem would be punished with being benched (and presumably fired and blacklisted like Colin Kaepernick). Some are acting like this came out of the blue. I don’t know, maybe the NFL owners are just that way.

Georgia Hearing on Advanced Placement US History Exam, 2015

Updated April 21, 2015: Call for papers for panel addressing this and related issues.

The full hearing lasted more than 2.5 hours. I edited the version above down to 51 minutes. If you have the stomach for the full dose of reactionary political attacks on historians, you can download the video.

For additional background information, read a handout the anti-APUSH lobbyist was distributing in March, 2015.

P.S. The opponents of Advanced Placement US History exam used arguments similar to those who opposed environmental regulation: deny, confuse, relativize. Read Merchants of Doubt to see what I mean.