This Day in History: The Battle of Gettysburg begins

On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg begins. Our nation should have been celebrating its 87th birthday that week! Instead, we were engaged in a brutal, 3-day battle that would end with as many as 51,000 dead or wounded. At the time, Confederate General Robert E. Lee was fresh off a victory at […]

This Day in History: President James Garfield’s assassin is hanged

On this day in 1882, Charles J. Guiteau is hanged for the assassination of President James Garfield. Would you believe that Guiteau shot the President simply because he’d been denied a job in the Garfield administration? Guiteau was a seedy character, to say the least. He had a long history of running away from bill […]

Weekly Presidential Trivia!

This Saturday’s presidential trivia!  For those of you who are used to seeing these questions on Facebook, I am trying a new format this week.  I hope you enjoy! QUESTIONS: (1) Which President was once a fashion model? (2) Who was the first President to hold a live, televised press conference? (3) Who was our […]

A Return to Founding Principles Can Still Save This Election

I am going to speak of controversial things. Well, controversial to 21st-century ears anyway. 😉 My goal is to promote thoughtful dialogue about our election processes. I am a defender of the Electoral College—but everyone is mad about the election this year!  If blame is to be assigned, I’d rather take an honest look at […]

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