Herbert Spencer’s Supreme Court Revenge

In siding with neither his fellow conservatives, nor the more liberal members of the Supreme Court in his opinion upholding the a key element of the affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John Roberts took aim at one of the two … Continue reading

Self Evident Truths about The Declaration of Independence

There seems to me a common thread that runs through impassioned references about the Declaration of Independence, that being a profound lack of basic knowledge of the historical document’s content. Worst among all claims relating to our nation’s celebrated artifact … Continue reading

Nostalgia – History’s Greatest Nemisis

Nostalgia has its rightful place at reunions, on anniversaries and within the pages of dusty photo albums; it has no place in the practice of history. Not be egregious, but words have meaning. They have precision. Words also have implication, … Continue reading