Articles by: Nancy Spannaus

President Kennedy activating Hanford civilian reactor in September 1963.

President Kennedy: Nuclear Power Visionary

By Nancy Spannaus May 29, 2021—”By 1967, 1968, 1970, in the Northeast United States, where power rates are nearly double yours, we are going to find atomic power increasingly competitive, and by the end of this century this is going to be a tremendous source. Our experts estimate that half of […]

by May 29, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Nuclear Power
South Africa's nuclear plant, the only one on the continent so far.

Africa Is Choosing Nuclear Power

By Nancy Spannaus May 24, 2021—Did you know that 12 nations on the African continent are currently exploring prospects for vastly improving their energy systems by building nuclear power plants? Lawrence Freeman, editor of the blog AfricaandtheWorld, has just published a report on the progress that’s being made. Africa is […]

by May 24, 2021 0 comments News, Nuclear Power
President Dwight Eisenhower

A Timely Remembrance of President Eisenhower

By Nancy Spannaus May 17, 2021—Neither Republicans nor Democrats have a kind thing to say about President Dwight D. Eisenhower these days. Yet, provoked by the horrors of the Middle East crisis, I found myself looking once more at the record of the last General we had as President of […]

by May 17, 2021 2 comments Commentary, Government
The Hoover Dam was critical to building up Nevada. It's one of many dams now in trouble.

Nevada Legislature Urges National Infrastructure Bank

By Nancy Spannaus May 10, 2021—On May 4, Nevada became the second state in 2021 to pass a resolution urging Congress to establish a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) based on the time-tested principles used by America’s most successful presidents. As outlined in HR 6422 (116th Congress), Congress would create a […]

by May 10, 2021 0 comments Infrastructure Bank, News
Cinco de Mayo parade in Chicago, 2013.

Why We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

by Edward and Nancy Spannaus May 5, 2021—In 2012, a delegation of descendants of Union soldiers and officers of the U.S. Civil War traveled to Puebla, Mexico at the invitation of the Governments of Mexico and the State of Puebla, to participate in the 150th Anniversary celebration of the Battle […]

by May 4, 2021 4 comments Commentary, History
Alexander Hamilton: Our “Pragmatic Visionary”

Alexander Hamilton: Our “Pragmatic Visionary”

New Video Documentary Completes the Story By Nancy Spannaus May 2, 2021—The second part[1] of Hamilton advocate Marianne Als’s video documentary on the life of Alexander Hamilton (The “HamilStory”) is now available. Entitled “The Pragmatic Visionary: Foundations for the New Nation,” the hour-long video provides an in-depth picture of the […]

by May 2, 2021 2 comments Alexander Hamilton, News
The Norris Dam at Muscle Shoals, the signature dam of FDR's TVA

How FDR Built Vital Infrastructure

Part four of the series Funding Infrastructure the American System Way By Nancy Spannaus April 22, 2021—From rural electrification to roads, water mains, flood control, and national parks (just to name a few), there are few elements of our core national infrastructure today which were not built under the administration […]

by April 22, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Infrastructure
The endangered Diablo nuclear plant in California.

Join the Nuclear Power Debate

April 12, 2021—You can join the nuclear debate! At 6 pm Central time (7 pm Eastern) this coming Saturday, author Nancy Spannaus will address the free speech group College of Complexes on her recent post, “Expand Nuclear Power Now!” The presentation and discussion are open to the general public, and […]

by April 12, 2021 0 comments News Shorts, Nuclear Power
How different is Wall Street speculation from a Vegas casino?

How Wall Street Is Destroying Our Economy

By Nancy Spannaus April 5, 2021—I was very happy to see the recent article by Oren Cass of the American Compass, entitled “We’re Just Speculating Here…, The Rise of Wall Street and the Fall of American Investment.” In a lengthy footnoted piece, replete with informative graphics, Cass documents the ways […]

by April 5, 2021 0 comments Manufacturing, News
A map showing the original land grant colleges.

Lincoln’s “Internal Improvements” Revolution

The third article in the series Funding Infrastructure the American System Way. See articles one and two on this site. By Nancy Spannaus March 29, 2021—When Abraham Lincoln launched his first political campaign in 1832, he encapsulated his political principles in his typically folksy way: My politics are short and […]

by March 30, 2021 0 comments History, Infrastructure