in a symbolic move today, House members from both parties read the Constitution aloud on the House floor (NPR)
Otto West: Apes don’t read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto. They just don’t understand it.
NewSouth Books’ upcoming edition of Mark Twain’s seminal novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” will remove all instances of the N-word — I’ll give you a hint, it’s not nonesuch — present in the text and replace it with slave.
The new book will also remove usage of the word Injun.
Today’s reading did not include the repealed 18th Amendment, which banned the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol. Also, there was no mention from Article 1, Section 2 of non-free people, presumably slaves, counting as three-fifths of a person.