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Little Donnie Dark and the Mean Ol' Press

Ol’ Donnie-boy Trump is talking about maybe stopping the daily White House press briefings.  He was miffed by those who had the unmitigated gall to question him when he changed his story for about the third time regarding his firing of FBI Director James Comey, and said: 1,130 more words

Political Commentary

can you make telepathic contact with the ladder?

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Little Rock Look Back: Benjamin Harrison becomes first sitting president to visit LR

On April 17, 1891, Benjamin Harrison became the first sitting president to visit Arkansas.  He was on a cross-country railroad trip having left DC on April 13. 300 more words

History

Grover Cleveland, Again! by Ken Burns

I honestly can’t recall how I came to know about this wonderful book by Ken Burns. Burns is my favorite documentary film maker and historian. He has done some pretty amazing things with film including a series on the National Parks.  358 more words

Books I LOVE

This Week in Political History: March 12-18

This week in political history, President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial began, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born and much more. Also, in more 2016 election flashbacks, Hillary Clinton dominated even more primaries. 199 more words

Featured

Teaching Elections and the Electoral College

I couldn’t be more pleased with my US History class. First, the behavior issues are far less severe. I’m not sure why. Last time I taught, two years ago, each of my two classes had ridiculous behavior challenges of the sort I hadn’t dealt with since… 1,463 more words

Pedagogy

Maine 1861... or is it ?

So you found the marriage announcement or you found the birth of a family member in the old Maine newspaper.

Or you do a happy dance because you finally found that obit for the elusive Uncle Gilman. 393 more words

Genealogy