This Day in History: Benedict Arnold, on the brink of being discovered

On this day in 1780, British Major John André writes a letter to George Washington. He’d been caught with incriminating papers in his boots! His capture would ultimately expose Benedict Arnold as a traitor. Arnold had become resentful during the course of the war. He felt that he’d been passed over for promotions and wasn’t […]

This Day in History: Victoria Woodhull is born

On this day in 1838, Victoria California Claflin is born. If you’ve heard of her, then you probably know her as Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States! She ran for President before she even had the right to vote for herself. Victoria came from a rough background. She […]

This Day in History: The attempted assassination of Gerald Ford

On this day in 1975, Gerald Ford survives an assassination attempt. It was the second such attempt in less than a month! Oddly, both of the attempts were made by women: Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme and Sara Jane Moore. Fromme and Moore are the only two women in our history who have ever attempted to assassinate […]

This Day in History: Benedict Arnold secretly meets with British Major John André

On this day in 1780, Benedict Arnold secretly meets with British Major John André. His act of treason has become notorious! In fact, to modern Americans, the name “Benedict Arnold” is synonymous with “traitor.” But did you know that Arnold started off as someone that you might admire? He overcame quite a lot: Several of […]

Electoral College Myth #4: Votes cast for a 3rd-party candidate are wasted

Myth number 4 in my series on Electoral College Myths!  Please don’t miss the earlier installments here: Myth #1: Only swing states matter, other states are ignored Myth #2: The Founders did not trust the people Myth #3: The Electoral College is undemocratic Myth: We are stuck with the two major party choices. A vote for a […]

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