News Shorts

Adam Levinson of statutesandstories.com

Spannaus Podcast on Hamilton Now Available

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 17, 2020—The October 5th interview which I did with American history blogger Adam Levinson is now available on podcast. It is entitled Nancy Spannaus on Hamilton. You can access the discussion at https://wsqfradio.com/statutes-stories/. Levinson runs the blog https://statutesandstories.com, which uses analysis of the law to illuminate […]

by October 17, 2020 Founders, News Shorts
Radio Show to Feature Hamilton Versus Wall Street

Radio Show to Feature Hamilton Versus Wall Street

Oct. 2, 2020—A weekly radio show run by attorney Adam Levinson will feature a discussion of Nancy Spannaus’s book Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics on Monday night, October 5. Levinson’s show airs on WSQF 94.5 in Key Biscayne, Florida at 7 PM […]

by October 3, 2020 Alexander Hamilton, News Shorts
1619 Project Makes a Concession

1619 Project Makes a Concession

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 21, 2020—The New York Times’ 1619 Project has been forced to make a significant concession in its egregious assertion that slavery was the foundation stone for the rise of the American republic. For a change, it appears that pressure from historians has had an effect. The […]

by September 21, 2020 News Shorts, Slavery
New Videos Show the Way Out of Crisis

New Videos Show the Way Out of Crisis

By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 2, 2020—With dramatic footage from the administrations of Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, a new video by the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank presents a crucial component of the way out of the U.S. economic crisis. Their argument is this: If the Congress passes […]

by August 3, 2020 Infrastructure, News Shorts
The author at a book signing.

Hamilton Versus Wall Street Event July 16

July 14, 2020—Author Nancy Spannaus will be speaking on her book Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics this Thursday, July 16.  The virtual event will occur on the GotToMeeting portal sponsored by the Senior Center of Leesburg, Virginia, and is open to the […]

by July 15, 2020 News Shorts
Bridges like this one over the Potomac River show why we need a National Infrastructure Bank.

Support Grows for New Infrastructure Bank Bill

By Nancy Spannaus June 23, 2020—H.R. 6422, the new National Infrastructure Bank bill filed March 31 by Illinois representative Danny Davis, is picking up significant support. Spearheading the effort are representatives of organized labor, who have garnered endorsements in Ohio, New York, and Virginia. A resolution (H.R. 348) calling on […]

by June 23, 2020 Infrastructure Bank, News Shorts
The Ohio State Capitol Building.

Ohio Legislators Urge National Infrastructure Bank

May 28, 2020—Several members of the Ohio State House of Representatives have joined the national movement in support of the establishment of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB). In doing so, they join members of 17 other state legislatures, many city and county councils, the National Congress of Black Women, the […]

The Edenville Dam collapse.

Dam Collapses Should Be No Surprise

By Nancy Spannaus May 21, 2020—The collapse of the Edenville and Sanford dams in Michigan this week should come as no surprise. On the one hand, the Edenville Dam had already had its license revoked by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), for reasons including the total insufficiency of its […]

Construction workers in New York City (Columbia University)

Minority Contractors Want an Infrastructure Bank

April 27, 2020—The National Association of Minority Contractors has joined the movement for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB). In a statement issued April 24, the group urged Congress to establish a bank capitalized by existing Treasury debt, which would generate $4 trillion credit dedicated to rebuilding the […]

Public health workers in South Seattle

National Service for Public Health?

By Nancy Spannaus April 9, 2020—The editorial in the April 8 online newsletter of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) calls for a “Bold Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” by the creation of a program of national service for public health. This FDR-style idea deserves immediate attention and action. […]

by April 9, 2020 healthcare, News Shorts