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Promoting Local History: Here’s What People Are Doing

It is difficult to keep up with all that is going on in the history community. There are newsletters and conferences but no one gets the news letters of every individual history organization nor can one attend all the conferences…or even the sessions at a conference. Many of the items in newsletters are standard in […]

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Republican Party versus the Trumpican Party: The 2020 Elections

When did you first know that Individual #1 would not honor the 2020 election results if he lost? DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WINS POPULAR VOTE Technically, that headline is not really a news item. In the baby-boomer era of the American presidency, the Democratic candidate routinely wins the popular vote. The lone exception is the post-9/11 […]

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Rule of Law: George Washington, Nimrod, the Tower of Babel and Today

On April 10, 2019, Politico posted an article entitled “Trump’s ‘truly bizarre’ visit to Mt. Vernon.” The article recounted a visit on April 23, 2018, by the French and American Presidents to Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, the first President of the United States. According to Mount Vernon president and CEO Doug Bradburn, the […]

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What’s New at the Organization of American Historians (OAH)

The Organization of American Historians (OAH) held its annual conference earlier this month. The OAH was founded in 1907and is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. It represents more than 7,800 historians working in the U.S. and abroad. Its members include college and university professors, precollegiate teachers, archivists, […]

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Rule of Law: George Washington, Nimrod, and Today

On April 10, 2019, Politico posted an article entitled “Trump’s ‘truly bizarre’ visit to Mt. Vernon.” The article recounted a visit on April 23, 2018, by the French and American Presidents to Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, the first President of the United States. According to Mount Vernon president and CEO Doug Bradburn, the […]

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Game Not Over: Flying Monkey Barr versus Dorothy Democrat

Remember the good old days of Matthew Whitaker? He does not seem so bad in retrospect. As it turns out, I was completely wrong about William Barr. I had written (The Mueller Report: Paula Duncan, William Barr, and the American People): We know how Paula Duncan reacted when she was exposed to the truth. What […]

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Demographics and Local History

Local historical societies and museums, like local schools, local libraries, and, indeed, local communities, depend on there being a sufficient population to survive and thrive. Obviously that is true but what is the situation today? The front-page above-the-fold headline in my paper this Easter Sunday is “Estimates Show Population Loss in NY.” The article amusingly […]

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Republicans: Mueller Report Confirms Putin Deserves Congressional Medal of Honor

In an unexpected development, Republicans today unequivocally declared that the Mueller report conclusively proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Vladimir Putin deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor for service above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the United States of America. The Mueller report documents Putin’s sustained, systematic, and comprehensive […]

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