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1987

Thirty years ago today—October 19th, 1987—the bottom dropped out of the stock market. After the Federal Reserve had stopped the rampant inflation of the 1970's by...
columbus day

With the NYPD giving the statue of Christopher Columbus in New York’s Columbus Circle 24/7 protection from self-appointed moral vigilantes, this Columbus Day is a...
erie canal

Next Tuesday marks the beginning of the 242nd year of the independence of the United States, and the day will be justly celebrated with parades, picnics,...
midway

On June 4th, 1942, 75 years ago yesterday, the American and Japanese navies met west of Midway Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean....
civil war

I deeply disagree with Max Boot regarding the removal of statues and the renaming of military bases to expunge from public view the national memory of the Civil...
World War I

A hundred years ago today, the United States declared war on the German Empire, entering the First World War on the side of Britain and...
Richard Nixon

John A. Farrell, a former newspaperman who is the author of a new Nixon biography, has generated lots of attention with his claim to have...
Pearl Harbor

Seventy-five years ago today, Japanese carrier-based airplanes swept over the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and inflicted upon the American Navy the worst defeat...
information warfare

Happy Independence Day! Do you know what Americans are celebrating on the Fourth of July? What happened in the summer of 1776? The answer is...
Holocaust

A team of archaeologists announced this week that they had found an escape tunnel dug by Jews at Ponar, a site of mass murder in...
income tax

I agree with Noah that Woodrow Wilson was both a horrible president and a horrible person. I also agree that Princeton should not expunge his name from...
Woodrow Wilson

It’s an irony that many conservatives are savoring. Along with the childish demands to be protected from ideas that make them think or hurt their...