• June 2, 2015

    My C-SPAN taping and a memorable D.C. visit

    I was thrilled to visit Washington D.C. last week for a couple of reasons — first, to help chaperone the St. Jerome School (Weymouth, MA) 8th grade trip (my wife …

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  • December 22, 2014

    A year-end thank you

    As we enter Christmas week, there is no better time to pause, count our blessings, and give thanks. I recently did so in my “author e-blast,” which I will also …

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  • July 3, 2014

    The Dunlap Broadside

    After Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, delegates ordered it printed that night. At this point, no one had signed the document — the only names …

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  • July 2, 2014

    Happy July 2!

    One of the great misconceptions in American history relates to the July 4 holiday. The actual vote for independence by the Continental Congress came on July 2. Delegates began debating …

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  • Jefferson delivers his “Rough Draught”

    June 28, 2014

    Jefferson delivers his “Rough Draught”

    As we enter the Fourth of July week, I thought it would be interesting to tell the story of those dramatic days leading up to the colonies’ declaring independence in …

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