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Hear the First Japanese Visitor to the United States & Europe Describe Life in the West (1860-1862)

“Oh, would some Power give us the gift / To see ourselves as others see us!” wrote poet Robert Burns. “It would from many a blunder free us, And foolish notion.” I cannot vouch for a being blunder-free, but reading historical accounts of our nation from foreign visitors does help to increase our worldly perspective, and hopefully question what often we take for granted. The 19th century was a particularly ripe time for the narratives, as oceanic commerce (and on its tail tourism) was mak...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, California, Youtube, College, France, America, San Francisco, History, Britain, United States, Portugal, Tokyo, Parliament, John Adams


Despite setbacks, liberty is prevailing

Do I live in an alternate universe? The media tell me my side is winning. Salon claims, “We all live in Kochland, the Koch brothers’ libertarian utopia.” Tucker Carlson says, “Our leadership class remains resolutely libertarian.” What? Who? Not President Biden. Biden already spent $1.9 trillion on COVID-19 “recovery” mostly unrelated to COVID. Now, he wants trillions more for an “infrastructure” bill, even though most of the spending would not go to infrastructure. He’s eager to regulate more, t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Opinion, White House, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Myanmar, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Koch, Cato Institute, Calvin Coolidge, John Stossel


10 Things in Politics: Hill staffers burned out after hellish year

Congressional staffers hold up their hands to Capitol Police officers on January 6, 2021. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Image Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about today:Capitol Hill staffers are burned out and heading for the exitsCarter, Biden pay tribute to former Vi...
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When John Adams’ Most Playful Piece Was Booed

Adams came up with the vision for Grand Pianola Music when he was tripping – literally – and audiences weren’t sure what to do with it. “They didn’t know what to make of its puckish rebelliousness. The beginning, a Minimalist shimmer, was familiar territory — albeit scored idiosyncratically for winds, brasses, percussion, two pianos and a trio of siren-like singers. But the finale was audaciously melodic and openhearted, in defiance of contemporary music’s persistent, thorny seriousness.” Forty...
Tags: Art, Music, John Adams, Adams, 04.16.21


Osinbajo defies expectations as Nigeria's vice-president

Analysis: Buhari’s deputy wants to create jobs, feed pupils and cut red tape. Is he too high-profile for his critics?The role of vice-president is one that John Adams, the first person in the US to hold the position, called “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived”.Nigeria’s Patience Jonathan captured the situation in her sarcastic response to a journalist who asked about her husband, Goodluck Jonathan, when he was vice-president. She said: “He is in his office rea...
Tags: Business, Nigeria, Africa, US, Economics, World news, Global Economy, Global development, World Bank, John Adams, Goodluck Jonathan, Muhammadu Buhari, Jonathan, Buhari, Osinbajo


Recommended Listening: Amarica's Constitution Podcast

In connection with his highly anticipated new book, The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversations, 1760-1840 (the first volume in a trilogy), Akhil Amar has started a fantastic podcast called "Amarica's Constitution." The most recent episode is on the constitutional misadventures of John Adams. All the details at akhilamar.com.   [Author: Jason Mazzone]
Tags: America, John Adams, Branding, Jason Mazzone, Akhil Amar, Amarica


Wounded by both a pandemic and recession, millennials are reliving the history of 100 years ago

Older millennials bore the brunt of the Great Recession, while younger millennials were hit hard by the pandemic. Jared Siskin/Getty Images Millennials are defined by the Great Recession and the coronavirus pandemic, says gen expert Neil Howe. It's a repeat of the GI Generation, who came of age during the Spanish Flu and Great Depression. The pandemic and economic crash defined older and younger cohorts of both generations, but in reverse. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: US, America, Trends, John Adams, Pew Research Center, Howe, Neil Howe, Andy Lyons Getty, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, Hillary Hoffower, Bank of America Research, Jared Siskin Getty


"So, Trump will easily win a congressional seat in Florida if he runs in 2022. The census update likely means the GOP picks up 5+ seats in the house..."

"... to take control. And then the GOP makes Trump speaker. Then Trump has control over the legislative agenda and impeachment. Fun ensues." So said Tom, commenting on the first post of the day today.I don't know if Tom is the first person to say that, but what an interesting scenario. It has happened before that a former President has gone on to serve in the House of Representatives: [John Quincy] Adams considered permanently retiring from public life after his 1828 defeat, and he was deeply hu...
Tags: Florida, Law, Congress, Washington, Suicide, Boston, Gop, United States, Harvard University, House Of Representatives, Jackson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Trump, Adams, George Washington


What democracy and science demand: The ‘Smartmatic vs Fox News’ case

Smartmatic, an election technology company, has filed a $2.7-billion-dollar defamation suit against Fox News for making false claims about its voting machines during Fox's dishonest campaign against the 2020 US presidential election results.The lawsuit opens with three powerful statements of fact: A scientific truth, a mathematical proof, and an objective political fact: More people voted for Joe Biden than for Donald Trump.We owe the Smartmatic lawyers a debt of gratitude for so cleanly demonst...
Tags: Politics, Science, Media, Greece, Democracy, Government, US, Joe Biden, Earth, Fox, United States, Innovation, Fox News, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Donald Trump


Actor Hal Holbrook, 95

In a long career spanning stage, film, and television, he was known for roles ranging from John Adams to Abraham Lincoln to Deep Throat to Willy Loman to the Stage Manager in Our Town. But he was most famous for his one-man show portraying Mark Twain — a role he played for more than 60 years, considerably longer than Samuel Clemens did. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mark Twain, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Willy Loman, Deep Throat, Hal Holbrook, Samuel Clemens, 02.02.21


Temporal disobedience

Hate turning your clock back? You’re not alone. Here’s guest Ranter James Roush’s opinion of it: That’s it. Professor Roush has had it! I’m done with the stupid seasonal time change and done with all of the turmoil it induces in our biological systems, including  increased automobile accidents, increased heart attacks, and increased suicides. It is time that we, gardeners and farmers, lead a revolt. There was never a proven worthwhile reason for kicking the clocks back and there are plenty of b...
Tags: Gardening, John Adams, Bella, Thomas Jefferson, Roush, Thoreau, Ministry of Controversy, Guest Rants, James Roush, James K Roush


The Trump-Biden transition is unique — but it wasn't the first to spiral into conflict

Nixon's allies alleged voter fraud in 1960. Herbert Hoover said FDR's New Deal would "destroy" America. John Adams boycotted Jefferson's inaugural.         [Author: NorthJersey.com]
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"Adams, the second US president and first to lose an election, simply refused to attend the inauguration ceremony of Thomas Jefferson in 1801, whose supporters had referred to Adams as 'hideous [and] hermaphroditical.'"

From "How many presidents have boycotted successors’ inauguration and who are they?/The 45th commander in chief is set to become only the fourth to skip the ceremonies" (The Independent). ADDED: The last President to avoid his successor's inauguration was Andrew Johnson. Here's a picture of him: Meade texted me that and said Johnson looks like George W. Bush. I said he looks like a combination of Nixon and William Shatner. Which is a pretty funny/terrifying idea for a President. [Author: nor...
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8 presidents and first family members on what it's like to live in the White House

President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison." Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock Presidents throughout the years have made the White House their home and reflected fondly on their time there long after their terms ended. President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison," but still managed to make it his home through renovations. President Obama made time for family dinners while his family lived in the White House, but also described th...
Tags: Obama, Washington, Life, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, United States, Ronald Reagan, President, Presidents, Netherlands, Michelle Obama, John F Kennedy, Annie Leibovitz, John Adams


Trump plans to leave Washington before the inauguration because he doesn't want to fly out as an ex-president or ask Biden to borrow Air Force One, report says

Donald Trump seen on Air Force One in 2017. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump wants to leave Washington DC before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20, CNN reported. His aim is to avoid leaving the White House as an ex-president, CNN said. It also suggested Trump doesn't want to ask Biden if he can borrow Air Force One. Biden is due to be sworn in around midday on January 20, amid a heightened security presence prompted by the riot at the US Capito...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington, Scotland, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, House Of Representatives, News UK, Manhattan, Dc, John Adams


House Judiciary impeachment report says Trump provoked a 'terrorist attack,' portraying the president as an ongoing 'risk' to America

Trump supporters gather outside the U.S. Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday issued its report in support of President Donald Trump's impeachment over the Capitol siege. The report unequivocally blamed Trump for the violence at the Capitol on January 6, and portrayed the president as an ongoing risk to the US.  "The House must impeach President Trump to make clear for ...
Tags: Politics, News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, John Adams, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, House Judiciary Committee, U S Capitol, Impeachment, John Haltiwanger


Killadelphia Volume 1: Sins of the Father – review

Author: Rodney Barnes  Artist: Jason Shawn Alexander First published: 2020 (TPB) Contains spoilers The Blurb : When a small town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father-the revered Philadelphia detective James Sangster Sr.-he begins to unravel a mystery that leads him down a path of horrors and shakes his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality... ...and vampires. But the myst...
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Temporal disobedience

Hate turning your clock back? You’re not alone. Here’s guest Ranter James Roush’s opinion of it: That’s it. Professor Roush has had it! I’m done with the stupid seasonal time change and done with all of the turmoil it induces in our biological systems, including  increased automobile accidents, increased heart attacks, and increased suicides. It is time that we, gardeners and farmers, lead a revolt. There was never a proven worthwhile reason for kicking the clocks back and there are plenty of b...
Tags: Gardening, John Adams, Bella, Thomas Jefferson, Roush, Thoreau, Ministry of Controversy, Guest Rants, James Roush


54% of Americans disapprove of how Trump has handled his presidential transition, a new Insider poll shows

President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with former US President Barack Obama (C) and President-elect Joe Biden after being sworn in as president on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images A peaceful and cooperative transfer of power between the outgoing and incoming president is a historic precedent dating back to the Adams administration in 1800. According to recent Insider polling, a majority of Americans disapprove of the Trump administrat...
Tags: Politics, News, Defense, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, C, General Services Administration, Pentagon, Chris Miller, John Adams, Biden, Donald Trump, Surveymonkey


What Trump could learn from John Adams

Daniel M. Shea argues that President Donald Trump should learn from predecessors like John Adams and George H.W. Bush who, after losing their elections, participated in peaceful transitions of power from one administration to the next. Shea writes that Trump should relinquish his power with dignity and grace -- just as those before him did.
Tags: Cnn, John Adams, Donald Trump, Trump, George H W Bush, Shea, Daniel M Shea


What John Adams could teach Trump

As President Donald Trump's defeat has been confirmed numerous times and courts have rejected his campaign's efforts to dispute the vote count, some of his loyalists have shown a growing urgency. Last Saturday, thousands of pro-Trump supporters in Washington and in several state capitals hit the streets in last-ditch protests to save an election they believe was stolen. As darkness fell, a large group of Trump backers faced off against a mass of counter protesters in front of the Supreme Court. ...
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Opinion: What Trump could learn from John Adams

As President Donald Trump's defeat has been confirmed numerous times and courts have rejected his campaign's efforts to dispute the vote count, some of his loyalists have shown a growing urgency. Last Saturday, thousands of pro-Trump supporters in Washington and in several state capitals hit the streets in last-ditch protests to save an election they believe was stolen. As darkness fell, a large group of Trump backers faced off against a mass of counter protesters in front of the Supreme Court. ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Stories, John Adams, Donald Trump, Trump


Opinion analysis: Court throws out challenge to Delaware rules on bipartisanship in judiciary

The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out a challenge to a Delaware constitutional provision requiring that appointments to the state’s major courts reflect a political balance. The justices unanimously agreed that John Adams, the Delaware lawyer contesting the requirement, lacks a legal right to sue, known as standing, because he did not show that he was “able and ready” to apply for a judgeship on one of the Delaware courts. The justices did not reach the merits of Adams’ case, raising the pros...
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Trump is refusing to concede the election to Biden and reportedly planning a rally on his inauguration day. Here are 9 other famous presidential feuds in history.

A composite image of President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI,JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump has still refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, and is reportedly planning a rally on Biden's inauguration day. Biden has said that Trump should go to his inauguration to demonstrate a peaceful transfer of power, but that his predecessor's presence was "of no personal consequence to me." They are far from the first American presiden...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Navy, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images, Harvard, Atlantic, United States, Ronald Reagan, New York Times


Biden said he personally doesn't care if Trump goes to his inauguration, but it would be important to show 'an end to this chaos'

President-elect Joe Biden speaks on CNN on December 3, 2020. YouTube/CNN In an interview with CNN on Thursday, President-elect Joe Biden was asked if he thinks it's important for President Donald Trump to attend his inauguration. Biden said it's "of no personal consequence to me" if Trump attends, but he thinks it's important to demonstrate the peaceful transfer of power and an "end of this chaos that he's created." Inauguration days traditionally involve the outgoing president hosting the...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, United States, Washington Dc, News UK, National Institutes of Health, John Adams, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Biden says he personally doesn't care if Trump goes to his inauguration but thinks it'd be important to show 'an end to this chaos'

President-elect Joe Biden on CNN on Thursday. YouTube/CNN In an interview with CNN on Thursday, President-elect Joe Biden was asked whether he thought it's important for President Donald Trump to attend his inauguration. Biden said it was "of no personal consequence to me" if Trump attended, but he added that it was important to demonstrate the peaceful transfer of power and an "end of this chaos that he's created." Inauguration days traditionally involve the outgoing president hosting the...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, United States, Washington Dc, News UK, National Institutes of Health, John Adams, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The Polygraph: The Proto-Photocopy Machine Machine Invented in 1803 That Changed Thomas Jefferson’s Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1JAZV5KNsc Today we associate the word polygraph mainly with the devices we call “lie detectors.” The unhidden Greek terms from which it originates simply mean “multiple writing,” which seems apt enough in light of all those movie interrogation scenes with their juddering parallel needles. But the first “polygraph machine” meriting the name long predates such cinematic clichés, and indeed cinema itself. Patented in 1803 by an Englishman named John Isaac H...
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10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness

Keith Lance/Getty Images Thomas E. Ricks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, military history columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and a visiting fellow for the history department at Bowdoin College. The following is an excerpt from his book, "First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country." In it, Ricks breaks down the philosophies of the first four American presidents and shares how the US can use these principal...
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Trump's biggest accomplishments and failures from his 1-term presidency

President Trump speaks to members of the media following a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military, at his Mar-a-Lago estate, in Palm Beach, Florida. Associated Press President Donald Trump has been among the most controversial presidents in US history. He's just the third commander-in-chief to be impeached, one of 11 incumbent presidents to fail to win reelection. Though his accomplishments are not popular with his critics, Trump, for better or for worse, has been ...
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Donald Trump won’t go quietly

When all the votes are counted, recounted and litigated, Joseph Biden, “Joey from Scranton,” will most likely be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden already has more than 73 million votes. That’s already 8 million more than Hillary Clinton received in 2016. While the Electoral College margin might be tighter than many expected, the American people loudly and emphatically told Trump, “You’re fired!” It was personal. The Republican Party overall did much better than expected...
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