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Robert Kennedy in 1964.

Commemoration Calls for Reviving RFK’s Passion for Justice

by Angela Vullo June 7, 2018–Fifty years after the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, on June 5, 1968, an historic tribute was held for the fallen Senator in Washington, DC.  A prestigious array of speakers, several of whom worked with Kennedy’s presidential campaign, and were at the Ambassador Hotel […]

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Nichole Scholet de Villavicencio speaks on Eliza Hamilton

Presenting the Enduring Contributions of Eliza Hamilton

by Nancy Spannaus May 17, 2018—Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio, co-founder of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (AHA Society) brought Eliza Hamilton, wife of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, to life, in a lecture at George Washington University last night. Scholet’s emphasis was on Eliza’s final years, spent in Washington, D.C.  (1847-1854), […]

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Michael E. Newton speaking in the Cash Room of the U.S. Treasury Department.

Hamilton’s Merchant Experience Presented at U.S. Treasury

May 16, 2018—The Treasury Historical Association, a 45-year old private institution dedicated to education and restoration, featured a presentation by Hamilton scholar Michael E. Newton at the Treasury Building today. Newton lectured on “Alexander Hamilton: Merchant in the West Indies,” presenting a wealth of detail about the young Hamilton’s approximately […]

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Nomi Prins present her book Collusion on May 2 in Washington, D.C.

Prins Presents Her New Book at D.C. Bookstore

May 3, 2018—A crowd filled up all the available seats at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. last night, eager to hear Wall Street whistle-blower and renowned author Nomi Prins discuss her latest book. The author, once a Wall Street insider at Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, and Lehman […]

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Arizona teachers rally at state capitol. April 4.

Teachers’ Strikes Expand; National Solution Needed

By Nancy Spannaus April 29, 2018—The movement of teachers willing to strike for a change in policy toward public education continues to expand across the country. Arizona teachers, based on a vote in which 78% approved a strike, turned out en masse in the state capitol April 26 and 27, […]

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Nigerian President Buhari (center) with leaders of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (Lawrence Freeman)

Save Lake Chad with Transaqua: Nkrumah and FDR Would Concur

By Lawrence Freeman, April 24, 2018 In 1943, after having flown over the Sahara Desert on his way to a Casablanca conference with Winston Churchill, President Franklin Roosevelt remarked to his son Elliott, that with the recreation of a lake in the depressed flats in North Africa, “The Sahara would […]

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Construction workers in the Apollo program.

The Cost of Infrastructure Decline–Opioid Deaths Among Hardhats

By Angela Vullo April 22, 2018–Sometimes there are unintended, even deadly, consequences in neglecting basic infrastructure.  This is one of those times.  Not only is America’s once prided infrastructure crumbling to the ground, but the workforce most responsible for building that infrastructure is facing dire conditions. This reality was exposed […]

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Rob Atkinson (left) and Michael Lind at the National Press Club on April 16, 2018. (Nancy Spannaus)

New Book Argues “Big Is Beautiful”

By Nancy Spannaus Washington, D.C., April 16, 2018—“Big Is Beautiful,” argue the authors of a new book by that name presented at the National Press Club today. In a panel discussion moderated by Financial Times editor Edward Luce, co-authors Rob Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)   and […]

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FDR signs the legislation creating the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

FDR’s TVA Provides a Model for Development

By Nancy Spannaus April 10, 2018–If one had to pick one project initiated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) in his first 100 days which has had the most lasting success, the choice would clearly be the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). FDR announced his intention to procure legislation for the […]

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West Virginia teachers during their 2018 strike.

Teachers Strike for the Common Good

April 8, 2018–The current wave of teachers’ strikes reflects a new wave of anti-Wall Street ferment with great potential. They are political strikes in the sense that the teachers are demanding changes in economic policy by their legislatures, which will not only improve their own living conditions, but those of […]

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