Prehistoric Times

From the Lascaux Cave Introduction What did the earth look like four million years ago? Who lived here? What did they look like? Humans are curious creatures. We want to know where we came from, in part, as a way of figuring out where we are going in the future. Our need to know is[…]

How We “Do History”

Herodotus, the “Father of History” Introduction – How Do We Know? According to the Bible, God forewarned Noah of a great flood that would cover all of the Earth. To ensure that creatures of the land would survive, he and his family constructed an enormous boat or “ark” to save two of each species. “A[…]

Never Trumper Erickson: Church ‘Poisoned From Within’ By Trump & His Supporters

Erick Erickson, Conservative Blogger and Radio Host By Peter Montgomery / 09.23.2016 Radio host Steve Deace and right-wing pundit-activist Erick Erickson, two of the dwindling group of conservative Christian never-Trumpers, spoke on Deace’s radio show today about a recent Erickson column called “Reconsidering My Opposition to Trump.” In spite of the column’s title, Erickson uses[…]

The Road to Saratoga

The Surrender of Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga By James Frassett The failure to capture Quebec was a devastating loss to the American cause. Congress as well as the military leadership of the war had looked to Canada as the fourteenth colony. They wanted to take Quebec and insure that royal army would find[…]

Why I Miss Old-Fashioned Library Cards By Dr. Jonathan Coopersmith Professor of History Texas A&M University The explosion of information technology in recent decades has both aided and harmed the privacy of individuals.  Mention databases on people and the NSA and Edward Snowden immediately come to mind.  Library checkout systems rarely raise an eyebrow – until the Japan Library Association[…]

Early Voting Begins in North Carolina – Democrats Show Eight-Point Lead

By Ryan Denson / 09.23.2016 Early voting has begun in the battleground state of North Carolina, and after months of contentious litigation, it’s clear why Republicans wanted to squash it: returns are showing Democrats with an eight point advantage over Republicans. Data analysis from TargetSmart (who partnered with NBC News) shows that of the 4,000[…]

A Timeline and History of Coffee

The history of coffee… a simple timeline of events? I think not! No, the journey of coffee, my friends is so much more. It’s a swashbuckling adventure spanning a thousand years, filled with death-defying escapes, international intrigue and – oh yes! – torrid romance. From distant, tropical islands to the power centers of international trade,[…]

Lao Tzu’s Four Rules for Living

By Azriel ReShel / 09.23.2016 How to Live an Inspired and Peaceful Life Many centuries ago, Lao Tzu, spoke of the four cardinal virtues, teaching that when we practice them as a way of life, we come to know the truth of the universe. The ancient Chinese master said that living and practicing these teachings[…]

Omarosa, Trump’s Director of African-American Outreach, Says “Every critic will have to bow down to President Trump”

By April Hamlin / 09.22.2016 You will not believe what Omarosa just said. Seriously. You won’t. The Trump loving diva took part in a yuuuge election special by Frontline that will be airing next week. A clip was released on Thursday that shows devotees of the GOP nominee explaining when they thought he decided to launch a bid[…]