Monthly Archives: September 2011

History Sucks – Where’s My Dishwasher?

* We were going to have commentary on the recent developments in Yemen, but would rather stay off too many lists. Score one for the Terrorists I suppose * Where is my dishwasher? I stood yesterday in my apartment (built … Continue reading

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Relevant History – Holly Petreaus Talks About For-Profit Colleges and the Military

Its education week again at NBC so what better time to point out some of the continuing abuses of for profit secondary education. NPR had a story today interviewing Holly Petreaus, wife of the current CIA director and anti-insurgency specialist … Continue reading

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Relevant History on the Electoral College

One could say a lot of different things about GOP plans to change how electoral votes are awarded to presidential contenders in the State of Pennsylvania, but the history remains the history. In a piece printed in the Washington Post’s … Continue reading

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Constitution Day – Why I’m Proud to be an American

Its Constitution Day! Well, yesterday was the observance, but September 17th is the actual date. Today is actually probably more important than July 4 in the pantheon of American holidays because today is America’s holiest day. It is the day … Continue reading

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A Decade After Disaster – American Responses to Pearl Harbor

Out of curiosity, we decided to take a look at how one particular American publication handled the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, and its legacy a decade later. I think the relevance should be obvious. In the December … Continue reading

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Governor Perry is Wrong – Relevant History on Keynesianism

At Wednesday night’s Republican Presidential debate, Governor Rick Perry of Texas declared Keynesianism dead. The Obama administration had proven that those types of policies don’t work with his $800 billion stimulus bill in 2009. The only solution to the economy’s … Continue reading

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