Articles by: Nancy Spannaus

Coming Soon: Hamilton Versus Wall Street

Coming Soon: Hamilton Versus Wall Street

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 15, 2019—Enraptured by the Hamilton musical? Eager to learn more about the Founding Father that many leftists love to hate? Or just downright disgusted with the fact that the U.S. Congress can’t seem to figure out how to rebuild our economy? If so, I have the […]

by February 15, 2019 News
Australian Senator Pauline Hanson

Australian Senator Moves for Breaking Up the Banks

Feb. 15, 2019—The issue of Glass-Steagall-style separation of the too-big-to-fail (TBTF) banks is once again before the Australian Parliament. On February 12, One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson introduced the Banking System Reform (Separation of Banks) Bill 2019 into the Australian Senate. Her motion was as follows: “That the following bill be […]

by February 15, 2019 News Shorts
Congressman Jones at a press event in 2015

In Memoriam for Congressman Walter B. Jones

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 13, 2019–The U.S. Congress lost one of its most honorable members on February 10, when Congressman Walter B. Jones, who represented Eastern North Carolina in Congress for 34 years, died in Greenville. While elected as a Republican, Jones was well-known as an independent voice, who was […]

by February 13, 2019 News
Rep. John Larson

Fix Social Security with Credit for Infrastructure

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 1, 2019—Rep. John Larson’s Jan. 30 announcement that he is reintroducing his Social Security 2100 Act is good news.  Larson (D-Conn) was joined by Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Pa) and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn) at his press conference, where he declared that he already has 200 sponsors for […]

by February 1, 2019 Commentary, News
Leaders of the First Continental Congress, which vowed to stop the slave trade.

Guess Who Insisted on Slavery in Colonial America?

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 30, 2019—Abraham Lincoln was right when he declared that, at the time of the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the Constitution, it was widely expected that slavery was on the wane, and would soon die out. That broad sentiment is actually a matter of […]

by January 31, 2019 Commentary, History
A demonstration on the eve of the LA Teachers' Strike

Beyond the Los Angeles Teachers’ Victory

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 27, 2019—On Jan. 22 one of the largest teachers’ unions in the country won a significant victory after a six-day strike. United Teachers Los Angeles won a six percent raise, and a number of improvements in school conditions, including commitments for smaller class sizes, more nurses, […]

by January 27, 2019 Commentary
Benjamin Franklin epitomized the spirit of American invention (David Mart)

Ben Franklin on the Issue of Credit

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 17, 2019—Some words of wisdom from our philosopher-founder Benjamin Franklin are surely appropriate in these times, and his 313th birthday—to be celebrated today—is a good time to pay them heed.  Old Ben is known for shaping many aspects of our fight for independence, but one area […]

by January 17, 2019 Commentary, History
Hamilton’s 262nd Birthday Celebrated in NYC and Nevis

Hamilton’s 262nd Birthday Celebrated in NYC and Nevis

New York City, Jan. 12, 2019—The annual Alexander Hamilton birthday celebration took place this year in two places—Trinity Church in Manhattan, and at the Alexander Hamilton Birthplace Museum in Charlestown, Nevis. While those in New York City labored under what some called “Valley Forge” conditions of cold and wind, the […]

by January 12, 2019 News Shorts
Dr. Kate Brown addresses the Hamilton birthday celebration January 11, 2019.

Scholar: How Alexander Hamilton Impacted American Law

By Nancy Spannaus New York City, Jan. 12, 2019—The Alexander Hamilton birthday celebrations in New York City this year featured a fascinating lecture by Dr. Kate Elizabeth Brown, author of the recent book Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law. Brown addressed an audience of 60 plus Hamiltonians at […]

by January 12, 2019 News
Hamilton's grand industrial project at Passaic Falls, New Jersey was part of his broad economic vision. (Leonard A. Zax)

An Appreciation of Hamilton’s Society for Useful Manufactures

(The following was written in celebration of Alexander Hamilton’s 262nd birthday, which occurs on January 11th.) By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 9, 2019—One appropriate way to get to know and appreciate Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s vision and accomplishments for our nation is to get acquainted with his pioneer project in manufacturing, […]

by January 9, 2019 Commentary, History