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The Oval Office Effect

Some, mindlessly optimistic, have predicted that when Trump parks his butt in the President’s chair, he will be overawed by the magnitude of the office, and grow up. 366 more words

Trump

January 10 in history

49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war.

1776 Thomas Paine published Common Sense.

1806  Dutch settlers in… 412 more words

History

What is History 5: EH Carr Historians & their facts

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Books

On Populism

It was Lord Acton who said power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. But as citizens of a country and a nation, we have civic duties such as addressing corruption in government and empowering the people to bring reform to government. 451 more words

Global Affairs

College Football Notes

Before last Saturday, I believe the only other time 3 of the top 4 teams lost on the same day in regular season college pig was in 1985. 113 more words

Video, Comments, and Notes Regarding Pete Rose

There will be a link below that actually represents something good posted on ESPN.com. Maybe the sun is out and I hear birds singing. Alas, let’s not get carried away but do enjoy the great Pete Rose talking about hitting with Alex Rodriguez and Frank Thomas. 210 more words

October 12

MAN must pass from old to new,
From vain to real, from mistake to fact,
From what once seemed good, to what now proves best: 129 more words

Sir Thomas Browne