Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

By Ballard Burgher Josh Marshall explores the disturbing relationship between Donald Trump and the regime of Russia under Vladimir Putin on Talking Points Memo. Over the last year there has been a recurrent refrain about the seeming bromance between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. More seriously, but relatedly, many believe Trump is an[…]

Rollo, Viking Count of Normandy

Rollo’s grave at the Cathedral of Rouen By Susan Abernethy Historian The Freelance History Writer Fourteenth century depiction of Charles the Simple giving his daughter to Rollo As I wrote in an earlier post about testing my family DNA, it was revealed that on the patrilineal side, my ancestry was about ninety percent Nordic Viking.[…]

Establishment Wins Again as DNC Rules Committee Rejects Proposal to Abolish Superdelegates

House Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaks to reporters in the spin room after Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center on January 17, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) After leaked DNC emails, Rules Committee vote on superdelegates was seen as key test of[…]

Nancy Harkness Love, WWII Pilot & Commander

Nancy Harkness Love / Wikimedia Commons Nancy Harkness Love was a trailblazing WWII pilot and commander who was instrumental in the founding of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of WWII, the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. By Sarah Rickman We were in the air flying from Boston to Vassar[…]