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Professor Joanne Freeman, author of Fields of Blood

Putting Today’s Partisanship in Perspective

A Report on Joanne Freeman’s Talk on Her Book Fields of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War By Nancy Spannaus October 4, 2019—When she began researching her book Fields of Blood 17 years ago, Yale professor Joanne Freeman did not have a crystal ball to predict […]

by October 4, 2019 History, News
Leaking pipes like this are also often contaminated with lead.

Contaminated Water Crisis Surfaces in Chicago

By Angela Vullo October 3, 2019–On September 23, 2019, Illinois State Representative Mary Flowers called for an emergency hearing in Chicago to determine the causes of lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. Chicago has now joined Flint, Newark, and many other American cities in exposing the deadly threat of […]

by October 3, 2019 Infrastructure, News
The author at Cascades Public Library, Sept. 30.

Debate on Hamilton’s Economics Begins

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 2, 2019—My series of book talks on my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics has begun, and hopefully it’s just the beginning of growing process of public debate. The American people have to be educated on the American […]

by October 2, 2019 History, News
The Marshall event at the family's second home. Photo courtesy of Mike Chirieleison, MDC Photography.

A Rare Visit to John Marshall’s Boyhood Homes

By Edward Spannaus Sept. 19, 2019–Participants had a rare opportunity to view the boyhood homes of Chief Justice John Marshall, at an event held at two locations in Fauquier County, Virginia, on Sunday, September 15.  The program, entitled “Patriot of the Piedmont: John Marshall and Fauquier County,” was sponsored by […]

by September 19, 2019 History, News
Skidrow, home of thousands of homeless in Los Angeles

Behind the Housing Crisis: Speculation

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 16, 2019—A recent article by Kathryn Milani on the blog of the Roosevelt Institute, along with the uproar over the homeless crisis in the Los Angeles area, has led me to once again address the housing crisis. This is a crisis that I also experience close […]

by September 17, 2019 News
Vogtle nuclear plant 3 is currently going ahead in Georgia. But what about the current plants?

The Necessity for Nuclear Power

by Nancy Spannaus Sept. 7, 2019—Unfortunately, the illiteracy and irrational fear of nuclear power, with several key exceptions, was once again on display during the all-night CNN Climate Change debate on Sept. 4. Virtually all the candidates, pandering to an audience whose majority were anti-nuclear climate change advocates, either denounced […]

by September 7, 2019 News, Nuclear Power
The Kirkus review issued Aug. 8, 2019.

Kirkus: ‘A Thoughtful, Well-Written Argument for Hamilton’s Financial System’

“A thoughtful, well-written argument for Alexander Hamilton’s financial system as a guard against tyranny.” — Kirkus Reviews by Nancy Spannaus Aug. 8, 2019–The opening quote is the conclusion of the Kirkus review of Hamilton Versus Wall Street, which was released this evening, and is now posted on their website. Kirkus […]

by August 8, 2019 News
Base of the ITER Tokamak, delivered by India this month.

A New Focus on Fusion Energy

By Nancy Spannaus July 27, 2019—While we in the United States struggle to save our nuclear plants (Fortunately, Ohio legislators just saved two of them for a while), international attention is appropriately shifting toward the next crucial generation of power production, thermonuclear fusion energy. Fusion development represents the kind of […]

by July 28, 2019 News
The recent Amtrak derailment in Washington State--the result of infrastructure on the cheap.

Conditions Overripe for an Infrastructure Bank

By Nancy Spannaus July 24, 2019—Conditions are overripe, so to speak, for the adoption of a $4 trillion dollar National Infrastructure Bank, whose updated text I reprint below. Indeed, any delay will only worsen the consequences of an inevitable collapse of an aspect of our crumbling basic infrastructure, our bloated-to-bursting […]

by July 24, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
A Hamilton painting

Italian Journal Reviews Hamilton Versus Wall Street

By Nancy Spannaus July 18, 2019—It’s hot off the press (or the Internet, I guess you would say today). AspeniaOnline, the digital journal of the Aspen Institute Italia, has just published a review of Hamilton Versus Wall Street. According to its website, “Aspenia is a forum where the major themes […]

by July 18, 2019 News, Review