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 […]

This Week in History: D-Day, Bobby Kennedy is shot, & a forgotten Tea Party leader

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, June 6 On this day in 1756, the so-called “Patriot-Artist of the Revolution” is born in Connecticut. You may know John Trumbull’s many famous paintings, but did you also know that he was […]

Real-life Election Stories: Chaos in 1912 leads to a 3-way presidential race

Do you know about the crazy election of 1912? Some portions of the contest feel eerily similar to modern headlines. Indeed, the 1912 election was just as divisive as the 2016 election—and there was a lot at stake in 1912, too. The election that year featured a three-way contest: Two Republicans and a Democrat were […]

This Day in History: The Medals of Honor earned on D-Day

On this day in 1944, Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy, France. The D-Day invasion was underway! By day’s end, more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft had taken part in the effort—and more than 160,000 Allied soldiers had disembarked on French shores. Did you know that four soldiers earned Medals of Honor […]