Browsing the archives for the History category

The Senate’s biggest carpetbagger was a Democrat

When you think “carpetbagger”, you think Hillary Clinton in a Yankees hat. But the original carpetbagger was Democrat Senator James A. Shields, who served as Senator from not one…not two…but three different states. Shields originally was elected as a war hero, although it doesn’t seem he was much of a hero: Shields had successfully turned […]

The truth about Gun Violence

Notice any trends?…


Did FDR End or Extend the Depression?

President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal,” has long been credited with rescuing the nation from the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Lee Ohanian, Professor of Economics at UCLA, challenges this conventional wisdom in a provocative examination of FDR’s economic policies.


Reminder: Bush would have won the 2000 Election Recount

Some myths die hard: George W. Bush still would have gotten more votes than Al Gore even if the U.S. Supreme Court hadn’t halted the manual recount in Florida, according to a comprehensive analysis of uncounted ballots. In fact, Bush’s 537-vote margin of victory would have increased to 1,665 under the ballot-counting standards Gore’s supporters […]


The Truth about the Jefferson Bible

Glenn Beck interviewed WallBuilders founder, David Barton over his new book The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson where a major myth was busted about the Founding father who is often claimed to be an atheist or anti-religion. The Jefferson bible myth says that the magic tricks and super natural […]