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Opinion

Opinion: Forgotten Historian, Forgotten History – Gregory Hood

[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

History

HOLY COW! HISTORY: For President’s Day, Some Presidential Parting Words

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

History

Opinion – Holy Cow! History: “I Never Said That!”

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

Taxes

Opinion – Rediscovering America: What Do You Know About Our Tax System?

“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.