Election season has brought the usual flood of TV commercials – generally trying to scare voters about the evils to expect if the opponent is elected. Ads are often marked by outlandish claims and even outright lies but first prize for deception must go to the so-called “death tax” ads. No doubt you have seen them, salt of the earth farmers claiming the death tax threatens the existence of their family farm and of rural ...
- July 29, 2020A year ago, historian Heather Cox Richardson started writing small essays on the history behind the headlines and posting them to her Facebook page as LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN. Today, over half a million readers (and counting) click on her dispatches each day.
- May 28, 2020
We don’t call this “looting” because it is being done quietly in nice marbled office buildings in Washington and New York. We don’t call this “looting” because the looters wear designer suits and are very polite as they eagerly steal everything not nailed down to the floor.
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