American History


Meet the Woman Who Helped Make Thanksgiving a US Holiday

For much of the 19th century, Thanksgiving was only celebrated by New Englanders and Northeastern transplants in the upper Midwest and New York. Without the dogged activism of Sarah Josepha Hale—a novelist, poet, and the editor of “Godey’s Lady’s Book,” a lifestyle magazine with an impressive pre-Civil War circulation of 150,000—Thanksgiving may never have become […]




The Right Side of History: How ‘God-Given Rights’ and American Exceptionalism Are Inseparable

“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past. … , hosts Jarrett Stepman, a contributor to The Daily Signal, and Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal’s White House correspondent, discuss the concept of “God-given rights.” NBC’s […]


Trump Issues Columbus Day Proclamation Without Obama’s Misgivings

U.S. President Donald Trump has issued the annual U.S. proclamation for Columbus Day this Monday without any of his predecessor’s misgivings about the holiday. Trump’s proclamation urges the U.S. to celebrate Christopher Columbus’ spirit of discovery of the Americas, a contrast to former President Barack Obama’s document last year, which acknowledged both Columbus’ drive to […]


Christopher Columbus — The flawed hero who should be celebrated

Cross-posted from NJ 101.5 with permission from Bill Spadea — Columbus Day is fast approaching. Some of you will have the day off, for me I’ll be working the morning at the station and taping a new episode of Chasing News. And I’m happy to be working. Not because I don’t think Columbus Day is […]

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Bateman celebrates salvation of Princeton Battlefield

State Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) has spent years fighting to defend historic Princeton Battlefield from development. That fight came to a satisfying end on Wednesday when the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) received final permission to construct eight townhouses near the battlefield.  It’s the product of a compromise between IAS and the Civil War Trust […]

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Never Forget: New Jersey’s 746 September 11th Victims

16-years ago, New Jersey lost 746 of its own when Islamic terrorists attacked New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, cousins, clergymen, coaches, bosses, friends, fiances, mentors, heroes and humanitarians.  All brutally murdered for the “crime” of living free. In fact, 539 New Jerseyans remain designated as […]

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What The Hell Happened On The Way To Work?

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — I’ve always loved parades. And I’ve attended many of them in my time. But one parade above all others stands out in my memory. I was just a kid at the time but I’ll never forget the big parade in my hometown to celebrate jobs. Sponsored by […]

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How the War on Christopher Columbus Began with the KKK

By opposing monuments to Christopher Columbus, the radical Left is continuing a campaign that began with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) of the 1920s. “It’s an interesting story and it’s little known and certainly not much appreciated in this day and age,” Patrick Korten, director of the National Christopher Columbus Association, told LifeZette. The KKK […]


Stockton U. President Issues Statement Regarding Bust Removal

POMONA, N.J. –Stockton University’s president has officially released a statement regarding the recent temporary removal of a bust of the school’s controversial namesake, Richard Stockton. Early Monday, Aug. 28th, Stockton President Harvey Kesselman issued a statement addressing concerns and comments from the Stockton and surrounding communities about removing the bust from the library late last […]


Trump Upgrades the Oval: You Won’t Believe The ‘Before’ And ‘After’!

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Under President Obama, the White House’s Oval Office took on an exceptionally informal look with striped wallpaper, velour-like sofas and almost modern cobalt blue lamps with the presidential seal downsized and the president sitting on the desk. The place looked almost like a contemporary hotel lobby. Here’s […]

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SEE, I TOLD YOU SO: Stockton declares war on its namesake, a signer of the Declaration of Independence

When they came of the Confederate monuments after Charleston, Save Jerseyans, history nerds like yours truly protested the inevitable slippery slope. If Robert E. Lee needs to go over slavery… what about George Washington? Or Jefferson? Could the calls for Mount Vernon and Monticello to be shuttered be far behind? Where do we draw the […]

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Maybe It’s So Outta Control It’s Hopeless, Huh?

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — You have to scratch your head and wonder about ESPN taking an anouncer off its coverage of University of Virginia football games because his name is Robert Lee. Yeah, Robert Lee – an Asian guy! How crazy is this? How far has the insanity of political correctness, […]

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We may never get over it, but let’s heal!

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Over the years I’ve done a lot of traveling through the South. I’ve been to Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia and Texas. I’ve always enjoyed the South. I’ve marveled at the slower pace of living and the some of the history, values […]

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