On this day in 1788, the newly-minted Constitution becomes the official governing document of the United States of America when New Hampshire weighs in as the ninth of 13 states to ratify. The path to passage, however, was arduous, requiring the best efforts of some of the greatest statesmen in our long history. The tiny […]
Category: Domestic Issues
On this day in 1883, the The New York and Brooklyn Bridge is opened for cart, carriage and pedestrian traffic. Thousands of people attended the opening ceremony, and many ships were present in the East Bay for the occasion. President Chester A. Arthur and Mayor Franklin Edson crossed the bridge to celebratory cannon fire and […]
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the strategy Democrats are employing with this White House simply isn’t working. Trump has decided to ostensibly ignore any and all Congressional subpoenas, and his attorney general is in lock step with this obvious obstruction of justice. It’s as though Trump is daring Democrats to impeach him. So, if that’s the case, I say give him what he wants.
On this day 20 years ago, Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 classmates and one teacher in a mass shooting. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. After exchanging gunfire with responding police officers, the pair subsequently committed suicide. In addition […]
On this day in 1995, a domestic terrorist truck bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City kills 168 people and injures 680 others; among the dead were 19 children from the building’s day care center. It remains the deadliest home-grown terror attack in US history, and was the most lethal […]