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Historians Tackle the 14th Amendment Section 3 and Fail: How Come?

History is in the news. It is not simply an ivory tower study for academicians. Instead it is front and center in the news today. We are in the first year of the 250th anniversary of America’s first civil war. Actions from the second civil war are being used to fight the third civil war. […]

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Presidents Are Not Above the Law: Our Lord and Savior Is

Besides slavery, another way the Civil War has become part of the current political discourse is with the figure of Abraham Lincoln. In the Union, he is a revered figure. His Memorial at the nation’s capital has been the site of political gatherings, most famously the “I Have a Dream” march with Martin Luther King. […]

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Did the Confederates Win the War of Northern Aggression?

America’s second Civil War has been in the news as of late. Even as we begin the celebration of the 250th anniversary of America’s first Civil War as part of the American Revolution and fight the third Civil War right now in the presidential election, the second Civil War remains a flashpoint in American political […]

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1774/2024: Loyalty then and Now

Before turning the mere three-year anniversary of the insurrection by our Confederacy-loving former President, we should start at the very beginning. The semiquincentennial for the American Revolution really begins to take shape in 2024 even though 1774 does not get the attention of other years. Last year ended with the spectacular Boston Tea Party on […]

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Mind Control: Oaths and Diversity Training

In his President column in Perspectives on History (61:7 2023), Edward Muir, American Historical Association, describes an oath-taking incident from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1949. It was the Year of the Oath. The Board of Regents required all university employees to pledge their loyalty to the Constitutions of the United States and the […]

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South Carolina: Slavery Epicenter for the United States

South Carolina and slavery have been in the news. The former because the former governor of the state and now presidential candidate muffed a softball question where the latter was the answer. She may have been thinking she was campaigning in the Confederacy and not in the Union. One can’t help but wonder how many […]

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Rudy and the Donald: The Downward Spirals

We have the opportunity to witness live the deterioration of the former America’s Mayor and the former American President. These two senior citizens approaching the ninth decade of their lives are putting on a degeneration display that is astonishing to behold. It also shows no sign of ending either. RUDY GIULIANI Many people have already […]

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Is America Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Is America dreaming of a White Christmas? The questioned can be answered in multiple ways. PHYSICAL SNOW The first and most obvious way is about snow. The caption from the photograph on the above-the-fold front page of The New York Times on December 26, 2023, highlights the fact that the snow on the ground is […]

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