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The Lordly Roscoe Conkling

Posted on November 20, 2017 12:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Scott S. Greenberger

Despite his promising start as a young man, by his early fifties Chester A. Arthur was known as the crooked crony of New York machine boss Roscoe Conkling. For years Arthur had been perceived as unfit … Read the article

The Mayflower Compact

Posted on November 9, 2017 10:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts

by Rebecca Fraser

Although the Mayflower’s crew were experienced sailors—Captain Jones had spent a lifetime transporting wine, while the two pilots or mates, John Clarke and Robert Coppin, had previously been to Virginia and New England—Jones had never travelled beyond … Read the article

Women Writers as Scolds, Again

Posted on November 7, 2017 3:45 pm Published by 2 Comments

by Jeff Biggers

Brand her a “common scold.”

That, in a nutshell, has been the “enough already” sentiment cast at Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, What Happened, by everyone from late night TV hosts to newspaper columnists. An ancient common-law crime applicable only … Read the article