History

Words of tribute for our 41st president, George H.W. Bush, continue to lead the news.

Generous. Humble. Caring – a president who favored consensus over partisanship; “His kindness and civility cloaked a competitiveness,” son Jeb Bush and close friend James A. Baker III write in … Read More

“America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle.”      – George H.W. Bush, 41st U.S. President

There are people in our lives who, despite not personally knowing, cause you to feel connected to them. It comes through their words and their … Read More

Remembering Who We Are

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

Photo Credit: U. S. Army Signal Corps photograph in the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston.

Today marks the … Read More

The Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians who believe in a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

Often referred to as “originalists,” the Society’s central argument for judicial restraint can be found in Federalist Paper 78, authored by Alexander Hamilton:

“It can Read More

The Cradle of Liberty

After spending a week in Boston, I came away refreshed from tours of the Freedom Trail, the North Church, Boston’s original State House and Faneuil Hall, often referred to as The Cradle of Liberty.

Prior to the Revolutionary War, thousands stood in that great … Read More

Cartoon by Friedrich Graetz, published in Puck in 1882. (Library of Congress)

In the run-up to the midterms on Tuesday, President Trump has been hitting the campaign trail, hitting Democrats, and anyone else in his way, about the dangers from a group of Central American … Read More

Historian Jon Meacham has become a reliable storyteller of past presidents. They come alive in his pages through the many stories that illustrate who they were and what they stood for. However, in The Soul of America – the Battle for Our Better Angels, … Read More