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Adam's Fun Facts: Duke University, Pedialyte, Hillary Clinton & More

Do People still marry their first cousins?  What city in the US is bigger than New Jersey?  What University is named after the creator of the cigarette?  101 more words

Features

Tales from the Great and Glorious Pig War of 1859

History is replete with stories of wars that were fought over the love of a woman, the quest for power, and ideological differences. In 1859 two of the world’s greatest military powers prepared for battle over a pig. 499 more words

History

What happened to our dreams of freedom?

The Trap: F*** You, Buddy

Adam Curtis makes documentaries for the British Broadcasting Corporation that are remarkable for revealing hidden connections and bringing out the unexpected consequences of ideas.  786 more words

Society

Presidential Experience: Two Pickings from the Historical Grapevine

Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

As I wrote on Tuesday, I can find no correlation between experience and a successful presidency.

So let’s take a closer peek at two rather obscure examples from presidential history. 1,010 more words

History

Little Rock Look Back: James Buchanan

On April 23, 1791, future President James Buchanan was born in Pennsylvania.  Prior to becoming President, he served as a congressman, a senator and a diplomat.   184 more words

History

Lost and Found - April 23rd Edition

What to remember about April 23rd…

  • 1564  English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon (traditional); dies on same date in 1616
  • 1778  John Paul Jones leads 30 volunteers from USS…
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REVIEW: "Hard Fall" by James Buchanan

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Deputy Joe Peterson is Mormon and in the closet. Then ex-con Kabe Varghese lands in town on parole. When a tourist falls off the mountain, Joe finds he needs the help of this cliff climbing adrenaline junky to solve the case. 397 more words

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