Category Archives: History

What is a Progressive?

The most absurd assertion in the media coverage of the 2016 Democratic presidential race—and that’s a high bar in a year where media coverage has been monumentally absurd—is the suggestion that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have been arguing about … Continue reading

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US Citizens Do Not Have the Right to Take Up Arms Againt the US Government

For until recently, the Court interpreted “militia” as being the privilege of the States– to put together as they see fit. Somehow, folks have gotten the idea that the signers of the Constitution meant that any contrarian with a fringe … Continue reading

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Was William McKinley Named After a Mountain in Alaska?

Originally posted on It's History, Folks:
President William McKinley was named after Alaska’s Mount McKinley. After little William was born in a small log cabin at the foot of this mountain (the peak is 20,237 feet above sea level)…

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William McKinley, Facebook, Wizard of Oz, Butt Implants, and the World

Terry Gresham Yesterday on Facebook This is what happens on Facebook when one asks questions about President William McKinley. William McKinley lived from 1843-1901. What was happening all over the world during his life time? You must tell everything about … Continue reading

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PBS- Black Coffee- The Irresistible Bean

The Irresistible Bean explores coffee’s origins in Ethiopia and its triumphant spread over five Continents, sparking revolution, controversy, creativity, business and slavery along the way. The episode details the first coffeehouse traditions, which began on dirt floors and eventually developed … Continue reading

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Listen up: Ben Franklin and the World of the Enlightenment

History!  It’s the history, folks. History of Benjamin Franklin. You know,  Ben, founding freaking papa, Franklin!   Right here. History – history of Ben Franklin! Ben Franklin and the World of the Enlightenment by Stanford Continuing Studies Program To listen to … Continue reading

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Watch: Bonus Army: US military attacks demonstrating American War Veterans

The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. Its organizers … Continue reading

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