Carl M. Cannon
Jan 15, 2021
Great American Stories: MLK's Quote
Good morning, it's Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, the day of the week when I reprise a quote meant to be inspiring or elucidating. Today's comes from a speech by Martin Luther King Jr.,...
Jan 14, 2021
Great American Stories: Dawning of a Plague
President Trump got himself impeached again, and in record time: one week between the commission of offense, indictment, and a vote in the House of Representatives. Wednesday was...
Jan 13, 2021
Great American Stories: Impeachment 2.0
House Democrats are proceeding apace to impeach President Trump again. This strikes many Republicans as vengeful and pointless: He's leaving office in seven days anyway. Democrats...
Jan 12, 2021
Great American Stories: Lincoln's Warning About Mob Rule
In January 1838, 28-year-old Abraham Lincoln delivered an address in Springfield, Ill., condemning a series of vigilante attacks that had recently taken place across the young...
Jan 11, 2021
Great American Stories: Shining City
The sun is up in the nation's capital as I write these words, but the dark fallout continues from the mob violence wreaked by President Trump's supporters in the hallowed halls of...
Jan 8, 2021
Great American Stories: A Quote From Gabrielle Giffords
Good morning, it's Jan. 8, 2021, a Friday -- the day of the week when I pass along a quotation intended to be inspirational or thought-provoking. On this date 10 years ago, popular...
Jan 7, 2021
Great American Stories: Capitol Breach
Joe Biden's presidency has already begun, at least unofficially. Yesterday, Donald Trump chose to play the role of political rabble-rouser during the transition instead of...
Jan 6, 2021
Great American Stories: Showdown in Georgia
Today marks the feast of the Epiphany on the Christian calendar. The date is celebrated as Three Kings Day in Spain and much of Latin America, including the great state of Puerto...
Jan 5, 2021
Great American Stories: Golden Gate Lessons
Good morning, it's Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 -- Election Day 2.0 in Georgia. Jan. 5 is also an eventful date in America's cultural, economic, and political history. Harry Truman...
Jan 4, 2021
Great American Stories: First Female Speaker
Good morning, it's Jan. 4, 2021, the first Monday in a year most of us hope will be better and safer than the one we just left behind. On this date in American political history,...
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