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Indians in the News: Recognize, Erase, Heal, Liberate

The many facets of the relationships between Indians and Americans were on full display recently here in New York except for actual violence. The events below occurring within a short period of time highlight the pitfalls, challenges, hopes, and fears facing our peoples. The story is on ongoing one with an unknown end. Indeed, part […]

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The Trump Hit the Fan: Capone and Income Tax Fraud

On Monday, I was minding my own business thinking about what blog to write: Will Ukraine Be Rebuilt? End Confederate Welfare Indict Everyone but Trump First Did Tom Cruise Try to Kill Hitler? Suddenly out of nowhere the Rubicon was crossed to use a popular metaphor. [Forthcoming history blog – Do Audiences Understand Your Metaphors […]

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Krakatoa Kansas versus the Red Wave

In 2018, the President of the United States predicted a Congressional red wave. He was wrong. In 2020, the President of the United States predicted a Congressional red wave. He was partially right but not enough to save him from the House Select Committee and DOJ indictment. In 2022, everyone in the political chattering class […]

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Who Will Flip? Who Will be Thrown Under the Bus? Who Will be Convicted?

Who will flip? Who will be thrown under the bus? Who will be convicted? You can’t tell the players without a scorecard and it’s a big scorecard. Steve Bannon Andy Biggs Christina Bobb Mo Brooks Gary Michael Brown Kenneth Chesebro Jeffrey Clark John Eastman Jeanna Ellis Boris Epshteyn Michael Flynn Rudy Giuliani Paul Gosar Jim […]

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Exodus and Egypt: Biblical Minimalist Battlefield

The current issue of Biblische Notizen (193, 2022) contains a series of articles about the confrontation in biblical scholarship between the biblical “minimalists” and the “maximalists.” The opening article by Lester Grabbe is entitled “How the Minimalists Won! A Discussion of Historical Method in Biblical Studies.” In it he claims not be a minimalist himself […]

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Cancel the Holocaust, Cancel Israel: The Battle Continues

This past week, two events have reminded me that the battle against those who would erase Israel and the Holocaust. Both occurrences are education/academic in nature and do not involve any direct physical threats or examples of violence. However, they do help support those who wish to inflict violence in the future. CANCEL ISRAEL The […]

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“Thou Art the man” Said the Prophet Cheney

One of the many stirring moments in the Hebrew Bible occurs when the prophet Nathan says to King David: THOU ART THE MAN (II Sam. 12:7). This example of truth to power has had an enduring impact on Western cultural values. It strikes a chord when Martin Luther nails his theses to the wall or […]

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Josh Hawley Declares 2024 Candidacy: Run, Josh, Run!

Expectations for the House Select Committee presentations were not high before it began. “Don’t Expect Must-Watch TV” Jacob Bacharach (NYT 6/9/22) But the Capitol riot hearings, which begin on Thursday night, may well be a dud.             Even if they manage to drag a few million eyeballs away from the streaming platforms for a few […]

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Sense of Place versus the Ivory Tower: The American Revolution 250th

There are multiple ways through which one can approach the American Revolution. In this blog. I wish to address the sense of place in contrast to the ivory tower. The sense of place approach draws on the fact that we are physical beings with a sense of touch. Being connected to the land, a community, […]

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