“Facts are stubborn things…”

In the years leading up to the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775, the rebel-rousing Sons of Liberty used an engraving of what they called “The Boston Massacre” to encourage anti-British sentiments.   The engraving, done by Paul Revere, shows a line of British soldiers coldly firing their bayoneted muskets into a crowd of … Read more

“Our long national nightmare is over.”

In August of 1974, faced with Congressional hearings, a mountain of bad press and the looming threat of impeachment over the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon became the first president in U.S. history to resign. His official letter of resignation was delivered at 11:35 a.m. Eastern Time on August 9, 1974. A half-hour later, Nixon’s Vice … Read more

“Our long national nightmare is over.”

In August of 1974, faced with Congressional hearings, a mountain of bad press and the looming threat of impeachment over the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon became the first president in U.S. history to resign. His official letter of resignation was delivered at 11:35 a.m. Eastern Time on August 9, 1974. A half-hour later, Nixon’s Vice … Read more

SEPTEMBER 9 – Happy Birthday, United States of America!

Yes, I said Happy Birthday United States of America. And, yes, I know this is September 9th and not July 4th. But the fact is, it was on September 9th  – 233 years ago today – that our country was officially named. Before that, our would-be country was known as the “the United Colonies.” And, … Read more