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June 5 RFK Memorial Event, at Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC. Speaking: Former Congressman Jim Slattery. Seated left to right: Del Guzman of Virginia; Rev. Hagler of Washington; Hilary Shelton, NAACP; (Photo:PDA)

RFK Memorial Event Video

  Watch the video of the event here.

by June 9, 2018 News
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 […]

by June 7, 2018 News
John Marshall and the American System: 6-Part Series

John Marshall and the American System: 6-Part Series

  By Edward Spannaus Part One- Marshall’s Supreme Court Affirms American System Part Two- Creating Legal Infrastructure for a National Economy Part Three- Virginia’s Assault on the Marshall Court Part Four- Steamboat Case Clears Way for the American System Part Five – Marshall Defends the American System against Jacksonian Populism. […]

by June 2, 2018 Commentary, History
The demand for decent-paying jobs is growing across the nation.

Sen. Booker’s Federal Jobs Guarantee Act–A Glass Half Full

By Stuart Rosenblatt May 30, 2018–Over the past year, a new initiative to guarantee a job to anybody who wants or needs one has been making its way through progressive Democratic Party circles, and provoking a debate on what a competent jobs program should be.  Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) bill, […]

by May 30, 2018 Commentary, Infrastructure
Apollo 11 takes off for the Moon. (nasa)

JFK Announces Moon Mission: An Inspiration for Today

By Nancy Spannaus May 25, 2018—On this day in 1961,  four months after he was inaugurated, President John F. Kennedy gave the United States its most far-reaching and consequential mission ever.  “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing […]

by May 24, 2018 Commentary
Steamboat on the Hudson, as depicted in the 19th century

Steamboat Case Clears Way for American System

 by Edward Spannaus  Fourth in a series on The Supreme Court Affirms the American System  It is not immoderate to say that no other judicial pronouncement in history was so wedded to the inventive genius of man and so interwoven with the economic and social evolution of a nation and […]

by May 23, 2018 Commentary, History
Phillis Wheatley, as portrayed by Scipio Moorhead in the frontispiece to her Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.

Phillis Wheatley: The Slave Girl `Favored by the Muses’

  By Bonnie James   America’s First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Basic Civitas Books, 2003, 129 pages     ­­ Phillis Wheatley is perhaps the most fascinating and thought-provoking American you never heard of. She arrived in Boston on July […]

FDR joins youth at a CCC camp.

Lessons for a Recovery: The WWII Economic Mobilization

May 18, 2018–The following article kicks off a series documenting the extraordinary qualitative leap in American economic productivity during the World War II mobilization.  Part One: FDR and Jesse Jones Prepare the Way By Stuart Rosenblatt The United States finds itself hopelessly mired in an economic crisis of its own […]

by May 18, 2018 Commentary
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), […]

by May 17, 2018 News
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 […]

by May 16, 2018 News