Baby Freddy of the Doritos "Ultrasound" ad

Read the rest of my Live Action News article here to learn about what NARAL overlooked in its low-blow rant against a Doritos Super Bowl commercial:

H5 Maraniss on Lombardi header

It’s the weekend of Super Bowl L (50), and to commemorate the national game, we’ve brought some football stories to the History Author Show. Listen to the History in Five Friday segment with David Maraniss, author of When Pride Still Mattered: A Story of Vince Lombardi, here: Also, don’t

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Rhodes on Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War was on my mind when selecting this Friday’s segment because Joshua introduced me to Casablanca on my birthday last week (which happened to be the 73rd anniversary of the film’s release). Our hero, Rick Blaine, fought in it on the Loyalist (anti-fascist)

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Kaufman on Tolstoy image

Tolstoy was a household name when I was growing up because my father’s master thesis at Cornell University centered on the insightful Russian author and his passion for education. There is much to learn about the former soldier and teacher whose writing revolutionized the thinking of many

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H5 JE Smith on Grant

There’s evidence that I have both Grant and Lee in my bloodline, but living in the Heart of Dixie the most you see of the former is probably on the $50 bill! I remember Dad talking about Grant writing his memoirs to provide for his family while

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A Time for Action - Rafael Cruz

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country,” Benjamin Franklin reportedly mused. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty,” Apostle Paul explained many centuries earlier. This pattern is the life story of Rafael Cruz and America alike. Liberty is found through whom the

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Christmas Special banner

This Christmas I produced a special episode for the History Author Show. Read more about it at, and listen to the podcast at December 25, 2015 – Traditionally, December 25th has been celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ. But a variety of historic factors

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