Is States Rights Back? A Return of America’s Lost Army

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I'm not sure when American public schools began skimming over the first era of our history, 1787-1824, but I'm going to guess sometime after the Civil War, when the two-party system emerged as representing...

“Alleged”, a Brief History

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To younger students, one of the reasons it's nice to keep old people around is we can tell you the origins of things that are common in your world, only how it got here, you may have missed, but...

How Things Work For People who Don’t Read, or Won’t Read

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America has come to a crossroads and the outcome all depends on whether the majority, who for all those years didn't read, and now won't except in 240-character couplets, clean up their acts. I've told...

The Ease of Erasing History

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I've always had an interest in the history of history. For one, that historians are even remotely interested in the lives of ordinary people is a relatively modern notion. 3000 years ago, even 600 years ago,...

How Likely is the Impeachment of Donald Trump? Really.

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Pat Buchanan is a little more dark, and less optimistic than I am about America's chances if an impeachment process is begun. Pat and I and separated by 7 years. We are also divided by perspective,...

“One of These Day I’m Gonna Run This Construction Company!”

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For those of you old enough, there was a beatnik comedian from the 60s named Brother Dave Gardner. He told a story about going to a construction site where he saw a fellow standing over by the gravel pile with his foot on his...