WHY I SIGNED THE HISTORIANS’ STATEMENT ON THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP By SEAN MUNGER

SIGNING THE IMPEACHMENT STATEMENT - SEAN MUNGER This week I was asked by a professional contact in the history community to add my name to this statement, called the Historians’ Statement on the Impeachment of President Trump. It was an easy call for me to do so. But, as has become evident over the last few … Continue reading WHY I SIGNED THE HISTORIANS’ STATEMENT ON THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP By SEAN MUNGER

THE HOW AND WHY OF IMPEACHMENT – Reblog – THE SHINBONE STAR

As much as you may view this as politics, it is also education. Impeachment is a complicated business with a single motive: to protect the American Constitution. I can see all the sides of this impeachment. I understand why Nancy Pelosi wanted to wait and I can see why she changed her mind. I agree … Continue reading THE HOW AND WHY OF IMPEACHMENT – Reblog – THE SHINBONE STAR

IF IT WASN’T ABOUT SLAVERY, WHAT WAS IT ABOUT? – Marilyn Armstrong

I have been a-wandering in a strange, alternative universe called Facebook. It's a place where anyone's opinion is as good as anyone else's. At some point yesterday evening I stumbled into a heated exchange about the Civil War. That it was about 'states rights,' not slavery. I was surprised no one was denying that slavery existed … Continue reading IF IT WASN’T ABOUT SLAVERY, WHAT WAS IT ABOUT? – Marilyn Armstrong

RESURRECTED BY FIREWORKS? – Marilyn Armstrong

RESURRECTION VIA FIREWORKS - SOMETHING TO DO WHEN THE WEATHER IS HOT AND IT'S JULY 4th I know. Another barbecue. Hamburgers. Incinerated hot dogs. Even the salad looks a little wilted. What's left to do on this withering hot day? Last year, I decided to have a murder mystery. We made everyone pretend to be … Continue reading RESURRECTED BY FIREWORKS? – Marilyn Armstrong

CONGRESSIONAL KINDERGARTEN – BY ELLIN CURLEY

COMPROMISE AND LIVING IN THESE UNITED STATES We are a country of babies. Spoiled babies. Over-indulged, entitled babies. No amendment to the Constitution says that everyone can do whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. No country could survive the anarchy this would create. All societies have laws and regulations for a reason. … Continue reading CONGRESSIONAL KINDERGARTEN – BY ELLIN CURLEY

ANYONE KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON? (WITH GARRY AS THE CLOSER)

I keep reading about how Trump is going to be impeached. Meanwhile, I keep thinking two presidents were impeached: Andrew Johnson and William J. Clinton. Neither was removed from office. It was more like a bad mark on their permanent record than getting expelled. They were harder on Harry Potter than either impeached President. This … Continue reading ANYONE KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON? (WITH GARRY AS THE CLOSER)

THEY WROTE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WITH A QUILL

Written with a quill pen, the founding documents of the United States. On parchment.  Before rolling writers and ballpoints -- or even fountain pens -- there were quill pens. Goose feathers, though I imagine those without available geese worked with any feather which might pick up ink and scratch along the paper. Writers with quills … Continue reading THEY WROTE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WITH A QUILL