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The Republic is Under Attack

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” 528 more words

Are we a democracy or a republic?

            A perennial question from students, citizens, and politicians is “are we a democracy or a republic?” Usually the questioner is hoping to hear “democracy” if they currently identify as a Democrat or a “republic” if they identify as a Republican.  192 more words


"We're a nation at war"

W.J. Astore

Last week, Army General Raymond “Tony” Thomas, head of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), expressed his dismay about the Trump administration. “Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil,” Thomas opined.   687 more words

US Politics

Trump hopes for the Hollywood ending

Hollywood tells all kind of stories. One of the staples of the “Hollywood ending” is when the main character delivers a speech that changes the course of events of the tale. 1,180 more words

Just Musing

President's Day

Monday, February 20, 2017 we will celebrate President’s Day in America.  This year I actually thought about what that meant to me and our nation.  Right now in the USA we are polarized by political ideology. 606 more words

Confessions Of An Irish Disco Dancer

Thomas Jefferson and the Case of the Missing Letters

Today’s post is written by Jackie Kilby, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD.

After a meeting with President George Washington in Mount Vernon on October 1, 1792, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson rode off to Alexandria. 713 more words

Archives II


3 February 2017

Neil Gorsuch: I just want to say, first of all, Jim — can I call you Jim? I’ll call you Jim — that it’s an honor and a privilege to be sitting here with you, strangely and inexplicably — and quite possibly immorally — to talk about something we both take very seriously: the U.S. 1,594 more words