On this day in 1825, the Erie Canal opens, finally connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River and a man-made waterway spanning 425 miles. Visionary Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York led the opening ceremonies and rode the canal boat Seneca Chief from Buffalo to New York City.
Month: October 2018
America, we cannot let this be our epitaph. We cannot let this carnival barker define us. Even now, as I write these words, Trump is holding another rally – this one in Wisconsin – to whip his base into a frenzy.
When former Vice President Joe Biden took to the stage last night at the Mendel Center on the campus of Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan to the strains of Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising, it was a quintessential Joe moment. Nothing is more progressively American than the Boss. It fits the soulful, searching, scrappy […]