Tag Archives: history

The Men Behind the Toppled Statues

Who thought is was a good idea to celebrate the lives of racists, colonialists and slave traders? Continue reading

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How Does Bill Barr Stack Up Against the Worst Attorneys General in U.S. History?

The politics and corruption of America’s top law enforcement officers. Continue reading

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These Guys Were Supreme Court Justices?!!

Bigotry and incompetence on the nation’s highest court. Continue reading

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How I Came to Spend the Pandemic Thinking About Winston Churchill

Reviews of recent works by Candice Millard and Eric Larson Continue reading

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The Jukebox Story: Rise and Fall

The impact of technical, economic and cultural changes. Continue reading

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The Jukebox Story: Whose Idea Was This Anyway?

Was it the inventor of the “nickel-in-the-slot” machine? Continue reading

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Let’s Social Distance and Quarantine Like It’s 1918

The doctors, deniers and poets of the Spanish flu pandemic. Continue reading

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Blame Ben Franklin: The History of For-Profit Colleges

The commercial for-profit college business is older than the United States itself. Continue reading

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What to Think of Thomas Edison

The man, the book, the movie Continue reading

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The Bloomers: Baseball’s Barnstorming Women

The Bloomer Girls didn’t always win, but they filled the ball parks wherever they played.
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