Category: American History

What Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln Have in Common

By Robert Kofman _ President Trump likes to compare himself to President Lincoln and indeed there are some similarities. Both won with less than a majority of the popular vote and took office in a deeply divided, polarized country with Read More

Petty Murphy says he’s ready “to elect a new president” in Presidents’ Day message

TRENTON, N.J. — Presidents’ Day was traditionally a holiday to honor Washington, then Washington and Lincoln, and now all presidents of all parties.  Governor Phil Murphy is doubling-down on a new angle in our hyper-partisan age: attacking the president(s) he doesn’t Read More

The Second Christmas Miracle: Washington’s Crossing

By Matt Rooney _ Rough conditions on the Delaware River may’ve sidelined reenactors this Christmas, Save Jerseyans, but the Second Miracle of Christmas (the “first” Battle of Trenton) is no less worth remembering today for it. Quite the opposite! Miracle #1: A Read More