Shameful Exploits of Christopher Columbus

On October 12th 1492, Christopher Columbus made landfall in the Bahamas and encountered the Arawak tribe, in effect discovering the New World.  This event is marked by the United States as a Federal holiday on the second Monday of October.  However, if we were to look beyond the discovery to the impact Columbus had in the Americas it would be hard…

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Why do sport teams get a free pass on racial slurs?

Take one minute, I promise only one, and listen to the radio ad created by the Oneida Indian Nation. Click here Who does it hurt to keep the name Washington Redskins? It hurts all persons who strongly identify with Native American culture.  But frankly, it should hurt all Americans.  We should seek a society that treats all people with…

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My Day in Washington DC

On Thursday Morning August 29th I drove into Washington D.C. from Gaithersburg Maryland to continue my research on Francis Perkins at the Library of Congress.  On my way in I was listening to a podcast from the Economist titled “How Washington Really Runs”.  The gist of this podcast is: –Washington D.C. is wealthiest metropolitan area of the country. –Lobbying has…

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