David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89
David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died.
Open: This is "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan," July 17
This week on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” with inflation now hitting over 9%, we have a string of guests to talk about the state of the American economy as experts fear a recession is coming. Plus, more on the subpoena to the U.S. Secret Service sent by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol with member Rep. Adam Kinzinger.news.yahoo.com
Ohio's elections chief beats conservative foe in GOP primary
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose won the Republican nomination for his second term in office on Tuesday, defeating conservative challenger John Adams, who had questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. LaRose will face Democrat Chelsea Clark, a suburban Cincinnati City Council member and businesswoman, in November’s general election. Despite Adams' open questioning of the 2020 results, former President Donald Trump had endorsed LaRose in the race.news.yahoo.com
LETTERS: Mass shootings
Say what you will but America’s mass shooting epidemic and most of its greatest problems are cultural and/or spiritual. A simple example, give 1,000 Amish males firearms of any sort and nothing will come of it. Blaming firearms for mass shootings is like blaming cars for auto accidents. Look up Wikipedia’s “List of mass shootings in the United States” and see for yourselves how mass shootings dramatically increased since 1965. Look up Wikipedia’s “List of mass shootings in the U.S. in 2021” and you’ll see that mass shootings today are indeed an epidemic.myrgv.com
Perfect tranquility: Some resonating words from the first inauguration
The inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)Things have changed quite a bit since the first presidential inauguration in 1789. Illustration of American general and politician George Washington (1732 - 1799) receiving the news of his election as the first American president, 1789. While emphasizing the public good, Washington addressed the need for a strong Constitution and Bill of Rights. He also said he would be declining pay beyond what the public good thought was required.
Trump joins a select few in skipping Biden's inauguration
John Adams and John Quincy Adams also opted not to participate in a tradition that began with George Washington. The White House Historical Association points out that John Adams was never formally invited by his successor, Thomas Jefferson, to the event and perhaps didn’t want to impose. He did not call on Adams, nor did Adams invite Jackson to the White House. Some four decades later, President-elect Ulysses S. Grant refused to ride with President Andrew Johnson from the White House to the Capitol for the ceremony. Rather, Ford was administered the oath of office in the White House East Room shortly after Nixon had tendered his resignation to avoid impeachment.
Candidate concessions have been colorful, funny — or absent
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 1992, file photo, President George H.W. Bill Clinton won the 1992 president election. Most concessions are gracious — less about the loser and more about closure for the country. “Just moments ago I spoke with George W. Bush and congratulated him on becoming the 43rd president of the United States. President John Adams was glum, too.