Black Tuesday: 29 October 1929

Black Tuesday: 29 October 1929

88 years ago today, the stock market crashed and the Great Depression was officially ushered in. But 29 October is significant in other years. In 1980, at Eglin Air Force Base, the last test flight of Operation Credible Sport was taking place—the planned second...
PBS’ Vietnam.  A Must Watch.

PBS’ Vietnam. A Must Watch.

Lynn Novick and Ken Burns have collaborated to produce a documentary that is a must see for every American. It covers the war from all sides and does justice to both the military and political aspects. There are so many quotes from those interviewed that are striking,...
A Brief History of Computers and Cyber Warfare

A Brief History of Computers and Cyber Warfare

This is from research I’ve done for Hallows Eve which is only two weeks out from publication. It’s certainly not a complete history, but it’s interesting. The part about Ronald Reagan and the movie War Games was something I didn’t know. Enjoy....
Nine Eleven (Time Patrol) FREE today

Nine Eleven (Time Patrol) FREE today

Nine Eleven (Time Patrol) Free today and tomorrow, 9/12. The 11th of September resonates in history because of 2001. But it’s significant in other years. In 1776, a peace conference was held on Staten Island between John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and the British...
How Do We Stop An Imperial Presidency?

How Do We Stop An Imperial Presidency?

The Founding Fathers actually counted on self-restraint to be key to the office of the Presidency. After all, the first President, George Washington, was offered the job of “king” first. And he declined to run for a third term. But Presidents have...