[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] David E. Johnson, Douglas Southall Freeman, Pelican Publishing: 2002, 280 pp., $25.45 (hardcover), $9.99 (Kindle) Defeated political figures often hope that history will redeem
We remember what many presidents said in office. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” “Ask not what your country can do for you…” “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Not so well known is what they said on their way out. Literally. Their final sentences as they made the transition from
They are so famous, you can recite them from memory. They’re repeated so often, they’ve become part of our cultural currency. And they’re flat-out wrong. Many legendary quotes from our past were misunderstood, taken out of context, or, even worse, never uttered at all. What historical heresy is this, you ask? Consider the evidence. “The
“Tax Day,” the filing deadline for individual federal tax returns, is normally April 15. But it was extended this year to May 17. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of the history and background of the U.S. tax system. 1.
Will Merrick Garland, Joe Biden’s pick for attorney general, be independent in that role? History says it’s unlikely
Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland speaks during an event with President-elect Joe Biden. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Joshua Holzer, Westminster College Five years after he was nominated to the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is President-elect Biden’s choice to lead the Justice