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America's Booming Economy Will Smash Democrats in 2018

2018 is a midterm election year, and typically the party that holds the White House gets thrashed in the midterms. But just the opposite will happen this year for several reasons. 728 more words

Democratic Party

2017—A Nightmare Year

Popular Economics Weekly

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” Jesus was to have said to his disciples. 560 more words

Weekly Financial News

Who Sups with the Devil: Manhattan Beach

Review: Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan
Scribner, 2017. 433 pp. $28

Anna Kerrigan likes to join her father, Eddie, on business trips around their native New York City. 772 more words

Reviews And Columns

Learning about the history of your home

Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, Summer 2016

By William Kombol

There are a number of resources available to learn about the history of your home or lot. 592 more words


Colington Island: An Outer Banks Fishing Village in the 1930s

In the late winter or early spring of 1938, a photographer named Charles Farrell visited Colington, an old fishing village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Today condominiums and resorts surround Colington, but at that time Farrell discovered only a quiet, out-of-the-way settlement with perhaps 200 or 300 residents divided between two small islands, Little Colington and Big Colington. 3,258 more words

Maritime Photographs, 1870-1941

The Depression of the 1930s Was an Energy Crisis

Economists, including Ben Bernanke, give all kinds of reasons for the Great Depression of the 1930s. But what if the real reason for the Great Depression was an energy crisis? 3,891 more words

Financial Implications