History (page 4)

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    An interesting take on the world’s most influential books

    Larry Alex Taunton offers American Spectator readers a list of his choices for history’s top 10 most influential books. 10. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890), Alfred Thayer Mahan My first entry will surprise some readers. It is also the most recent work to be included on…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online about a software upgrade that’s causing concerns for N.C. election officials. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights questions about N.C. social studies standards.
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2019
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    A Brief History of Santagrams

    Recently, when looking through the North Carolina State Archive’s digital collection (a thing I do from time-to-time), I ran across a couple of so-called “Santagrams” from Western Union. I immediately was intrigued by the collection of little notes that appeared to be written by none other than the big…
    Brenee Goforth, December 18, 2019
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    In praise of Volcker

    Willis Krumholz of the Federalist explains how the late Paul Volcker put the country’s needs ahead of his own as chairman of the Federal Reserve. While jumping around between the Treasury Department, the private sector, academia, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Volcker got a reputation…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019
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    Nixon’s resignation reconsidered

    Nixon White House insider Geoff Shepard writes for the American Spectator about his fresh examination of the circumstances surrounding the 39th president‘s resignation. Nixon remains the only living president to have left office before completing his term. There is no question that Nixon was on the ropes and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Obama, the Russians, and American elections

    David Marcus of the Federalist turns the clock back seven years to add context to a current-day controversy. Hot microphones are a hell of a thing. In 2012, speaking with Dmitry Medvedev, who was then president of our great rival Russia, President Obama said, “After my election I…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online about the potential impact of the Silent Sam agreement on other Confederate monument disputes. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on kids’ near-constant exposure to media.
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the opening of candidate filing for N.C. elections in 2020. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the negative impact of taxation on tap dancing.
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2019