Russia, if you’re listening, the gig is up.

Friday nights used to be routine:  throughout the week, the White House Press Office would save all of its big and controversial announcements to literally “dump” them on the public […]

Yes Rudy, it was a campaign finance violation

I just finished, The Right to Vote:  The Contested History of Democracy in the United States by Alexander Keyssar.  A detailed and well-documented history of suffrage laws in the United States, Keyssar […]

My Weekend in Mississippi

Last weekend, I visited the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.  The two share a common space and opened on the same day, December […]

Presidential Scandals

I’m back.  A short hiatus from blogging turned into a much longer and protracted interruption these last few months.  Not from lack of controversies to discuss, my absence in the cybersphere […]

Fear: Your’s, Mine, and the World’s

Real power is —- I don’t even want to use the word —– fear.” Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump in an interview with Bob Woodward and Robert Costa on March […]

James and Dolley Madison at Montpelier

My favorite stop on this year’s presidential tour was Montpelier, home of James and Dolley Madison.  Located a few miles outside of Orange, Virginia along Constitution Highway, Montpelier was the […]

Jefferson, Monroe, Grant, and…..

Monticello High atop Montalto mountain sits Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s neoclassical, Palladian mansion, the centerpiece of his once 5,000-acre tobacco and mixed crop plantation.  Located outside of Charlottesville, Monticello offers extensive […]

Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!

Berkeley Plantation Located outside Charles City, Virginia, Berkeley Plantation dates back to the 1600s.  An original settlement, named after Berkeley, England, it survived just over 2 years before settlers were […]

This is Who We Are

My first blog post was on Facebook in January 2017.  It was before Trump’s inauguration and like most progressives, I was doing my best to cope with the reality of […]

Just a Couple Things: The Clinton Interview

I have grown accustomed to waking up at 6:00 a.m. to watch Morning Joe.  Mondays are particularly fun and full of new material from the weekend.  Joe is not really a “news program,” rather […]

The Reaction: Has it Started Yet?

Some historians contend that the Cold War was not inevitable; that in the years immediately following World War II, peaceful co-existence between the United States and Soviet Union was possible.  […]

History Can Be Unpleasant

The terror attacks of 9/11 changed the lives of every American old enough to remember where they were at the exact moment they heard that an airplane had flown into […]