Rock The Western World Either Sadness or Euphoria

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My Country: The Crittenden Compromise Fails

Abraham Lincoln had been elected President in 1860 and many Southern Senators began leaving. Instead of attending Senate sessions, they went to secession committees. Sen. John Crittenden of Kentucky and his allies wanted to...

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J’Accuse and the Dreyfus Affair

“As they have dared, so shall I dare. Dare to tell the truth, as I have pledged to tell it, in full, since the normal channels of justice have failed to do so. My...

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My Country: Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway

Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, becomes the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate when she won the special election on January 12, 1932. Born near Bakerville, Tennessee, Caraway...

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You Need to Listen to The Daily

In 2017, I have tried to create routines to fill in the gaps of a crazy world. My morning routine includes taking Max out, meditating for at least 15 minutes, reading for about 30...

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Driving to a Wedding

Jumping into a car at 6:00 feels like summer. My family liked to leave early to head on vacations to beat traffic out of Chicago. However, I don’t have my Dad’s need to begin...