Archive for December, 2013

Christmas Day, 1776

Christmas Day, 1776

On Christmas Day, 1776, George Washington led the Continental army across the Delaware River to attack the Hessian mercenaries at Trenton. Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, 1851 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Washington’s plan was to cross the river at night, march to the nearby town of Trenton, New Jersey, and attack the […]

In Washington, a divided America is good for business.

In Washington, a divided America is good for business.

  Neil Sedaka – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do   Washington is an endless maze of funhouse mirrors, a fact we’re reminded of once a year when The Hill publishes its 50 Most Beautiful list [2017 was the last one], replete with people who are Washington hot, which is a step above rehab hot […]

Campaigns and Elections: Heaven and Hell Edition

Campaigns and Elections: Heaven and Hell Edition

  “Hell Bent for Election” (1944)   While walking down the street one day a U.S. Senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. […]

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Bill of Rights Day – December 15

Bill of Rights Day – December 15

The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791, 222 years ago today, coming into force on ratification by Virginia. The Bill of Rights includes a Preamble and Amendments 1 – 10 George Mason is known, together with James Madison, as the “Father of the Bill of Rights.” However, George Mason would be better […]