The vice presidency has been one of the most constant stories in the news over the last several years. First, Mike Pence was mocked for his relentless…

February 2023

What's new, what's old, and what might change?

January 2023

The Unexplored Side of the Speaker Battle

December 2022

A private space for us to converse and connect

November 2022

And what to do about it

October 2022

On Thursday, the January 6 Committee held its last (?) hearing. While they didn’t say for sure that it is the last hearing, it certainly felt like a…

September 2022

I’d like to tell you about a letter I read in the course of my research that stuck with me. It doesn’t really have a lot of “big picture” significance…

August 2022

Given the insane gush of news last week, I thought it might be helpful to provide an explainer of the Presidential Records Act, offer some history, and…

July 2022

I spend most of my time writing about historic figures. Sometimes we ask ourselves, “did they know they were making history? Or were they too busy with…

June 2022

Abraham Lincoln once said, “I am an optimist because I don’t see the point in being anything else.” Winston Churchill agreed, “I am an optimist. It does…

May 2022

We need to stop treating public officials like they are somehow something else

April 2022

On April 6, 1797, Uriah Tracy wrote a letter to Alexander Hamilton. Tracy was a senator from Connecticut and an ardent Federalist. A few weeks prior…