The Weekly History Thread Stands Accused of Plotting to Create an Empire or Something

Welcome to this week’s History Thread! I’ll leave the thread without a discussion question this week, discuss whatever you like. Today’s picture: on February 19, 1807 Aaron Burr, the former Vice President of the United States, was arrested on charges … Continue reading The Weekly History Thread Stands Accused of Plotting to Create an Empire or Something

How We Got Here: William Warren Scranton and the Principled Timidity of Moderate Republicans

Like most politicians, William Warren Scranton disclaimed interest in politics. “I never intended to make public political life a career,” he said, shortly after stepping down as Governor of Pennsylvania in 1967. But Scranton was that rare politician whose reluctance … Continue reading How We Got Here: William Warren Scranton and the Principled Timidity of Moderate Republicans

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