The Kennedy Assassination: No Conspiracy

The Kennedy Assassination: No Conspiracy

Today is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The murder of America's 35th president  on November 22, 1963 was a monstrously traumatic, shattering event. It was over in about six seconds. And we've been arguing about [...]

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Lincoln Mystery: The Bixby Letter

Lincoln Mystery: The Bixby Letter

On This Day in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln allegedly wrote a letter of condolence to Lydia Bixby, who reportedly lost five sons in the Civil War. Ironically, Mrs. Bixby herself was said to have supported the Confederacy, and records show that [...]

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Text of President’s Immigration Speech

(provided tonight by White House press office)    My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. [...]

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91 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook: Study

As the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre nears - there have been 91 school shootings in the United States. About one per week. We barely seem to notice anymore. Good database here.    [...]

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