Chicken or the Egg?

Do we have government [aka laws] to give us our rights of life, liberty (the pursuit of individual happiness) and property?  Or is it that because our rights to life, liberty and property are the reason for government? The 19th century...

Factionalism Bites!

This engraved depiction of New Jersey women voting around 1800 was created by noted illustrator Howard Pyle in 1880 to make women aware of the earlier voting rights they had lost.           Most of us believe that women got first got the vote...

History can be depressing

           Many have said "what goes around comes around" and "there is nothing new under the sun".  One of the things that psychologists tell us to do is to learn from our mistakes and past.  Well it seems that looking at history (our collective...

When a filibuster was almost lethal

          In 1856, a senator from Massachusetts stood to rail against the injustice done to Kansas in compromise by the major parties to avoid conflict over the abomination of slavery.  This senator started his political career in the Whig party but...