Subscribe to the IHARE Blog

Abbott, DeSantis, Johnson, and Scott: The Race to the Bottom

The race is on. It seems like every day another contestant in the race to the bottom is making some outlandish claim. One day it is the Covid Governor of Texas. Another day it is the Covid Governor of Florida. Then it is the former governor of Florida and current Senator who thinks New York […]

Read More

Democrats Win Gold Medal for Skating on Thin Ice

The Democratic Party has won the gold medal for skating on thin ice. This coveted medal is awarded to the political party that best jeopardizes its political opportunity through risky and dangerous actions. A review of recent elections and gauging the present temperature for future elections shows that the Democratic Party right now is nowhere […]

Read More

Governor Hochul and the New York State History Community

The change in governors marks a change for the New York State history community as well. While the outgoing Governor was not hostile to history he was no friend to history either. Besides specific groups or events which piqued his interest or had a connection to him, he did not display much in interest in […]

Read More

Florida Covid Governor Bans Halloween Masks as Child Abuse

In a stunning move, the Florida Covid Governor threw his hat into the ring as a candidate for president in 2024 on the Republican line. He did so with his heroic channeling of another southern governor by blocking his state from a federal invasion. His words update those of the 1968 presidential candidate: If you […]

Read More

What Will Trumpicans Do on August 14?

We are less than one week away from one of the momentous days in the history of the United States. An unprecedented event is about to occur. A sitting President will be removed from office midterm. We came close with Andrew Johnson. This time is different. You can feel the excitement mounting. You can sense […]

Read More

Do Tucker/Trump Oppose the Socialist Chlorination of Water?

Do Tucker/Trump oppose the socialist chlorination of water? That action seems to match all the criteria deployed in the current opposition to vaccinations. It is based on science. It is a central government action. Individuals have no choice unless they are not connected to the municipal water system. For that matter, what do Tucker/Trump think […]

Read More

Historian Annette Gordon-Reed: The Culture Wars, Juneteenth, and 1/6

Nationally renowned American historian Annette Gordon-Reed has been everywhere this past year speaking out on history and the culture wars. Actually she has not been anywhere except for her home in New York City.  It just seems that way because during the COVID pandemic she has been everywhere virtually without having to leave home. That […]

Read More

Infrastructure: Can Do (1825-1969) to Can’t Catch-up (Today – ?)

Infrastructure is in the news again. It was in the news repeatedly during the previous administration. It seemed like every other week or month was dedicated to infrastructure. Alas, no such bill ever emerged yet alone to be proposed and voted on. This administration is different. Not only has it had talked the talked, it […]

Read More

Biden to Invite Trump to White House August 13 to Promote Vaccination

Joe Biden, the duly elected and legitimate President of the United States of America, will invite Donald Trump, his predecessor and loser in the 2020 presidential election, to the White House on August 13 to urge unvaccinated Americans to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Biden is extending this invitation because he knows the vaccine was […]

Read More

Maximus and Milley: The Fight to Preserve the Republic

Political thrillers are not merely fiction. On January 3, three days before the assault on America, I blogged about political thrillers mainly from the 1960s (Seven Days in January: This Time It Is Not a Movie). These stories tell of the efforts undertaken by people in power to maintain or increase their power through illegal […]

Read More