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Behind-the-scenes stories are perhaps my favorite historical records, and this one gives us a glimpse of what it was like to start out as a White House staffer during the Lincoln administration. John Hay had poetic aspirations, but his writing talent caught Abe’s eye for

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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: http://historyauthor.com/2016/02/h5f-david-maraniss-vince-lombardi/ Also, don’t

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Roosevelt signature pure food act 1906

From my Crusading Chemist website: …June 30th is another example of bizarre historical dates that seem to have transcendent value. On that day a little more than two decades later, Harvey W. Wiley passed away. A year before, Wiley had published his book The History of

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If you want to send a message to Washington, you must speak in its language. Washington only comprehends the electorate’s desires based upon the margin of victory between the winning candidate and the losing candidate from the opposing major party. If Obama wins, third party

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Even constitutional purist icon Ron Paul has not endorsed a third party candidate this election season. That should tell you a little about the dire ineffectuality of third partyism at this fiscally and morally calamitous moment in America’s history. To add insult to injury, what

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There are many fine Christians that have taken opposite sides in this Presidential Election.  I have no desire to drive a wedge between myself and them because of politics, seeing that they may very well be right on other issues and valuable allies in the faith.  However, there

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