2.24.17 The Once and Future Ellison

As Democrats head to Atlanta this weekend to elect the next leader of the Democratic National Committee, the leading candidate for the job is a Congressman named Keith Ellison. Which I’m sure has led many of you to think, “Where have I heard that name before?” To which I respond, (smugly), that Mr. Ellison was […]

2.5.10 Jefferson’s Prison Coat

All evidence to the contrary, Thomas Jefferson never served time in a Russian prison. But we’re jumping ahead.  This story begins in 1776 in Philadelphia, when a Polish prince named Andrei arrives to join the American Revolution.  He asks Ben Franklin where he can take the army’s engineering admissions test, but no such test exists.  […]