Ulysses S. Grant – An Archetype of American Leadership

The United States midterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6.  If you have not already done so, you should review the candidates appearing on your ballot at http://www.vote411.org.  This website provides useful summaries of platforms and policy positions, in addition to highlighting those candidates who do not even bother to answer simple questions (automatic…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Last year PolisPandit described the historical origins of Thanksgiving and how it became a national holiday.  As stated in the article, in 1789, "President Washington proclaimed a day of thanks for an Almighty God that allowed us to peaceably and rationally assemble into these United States, enjoy civil and religious liberty, and secure safety and…

Thanksgiving – the Origin of America’s National Holiday

We have all heard the stories of the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims, Native Americans, Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower - these are stories that have been passed down for generations in America. Many have questioned their validity, inquiring whether a peaceful gathering actually occurred on this day in 1621, filled with turkies and thankfulness. One story…