Kanye West stirred the pot recently with his visit to the White House and an earlier social media post calling for the “repeal of the 13th Amendment.” The progressives haven’t been this upset with an African-American visiting the White House since Booker T. Washington dined with Teddy Roosvelt in the early 20th century, nor have they been so hot under the collar about an amendment …more
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I find tradition to be a fascinating topic, and no modern show better explores the subject than the British hit Downton Abbey. There are so many areas to discuss–paternalism, class, economics, manners, sport–that a quick podcast does not do it justice, but I wanted to whet your appetite and get you to binge watch like I did over the summer. You won’t regret it.
Should we admire Andrew Jackson? Brad Birzer of Hillsdale College says yes, and I generally agree. I have written two chapters on Jackson, once in my Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes, and once in my 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America. Brad has done a service to Jackson’s reputation and his book is worth your time to read. I cover Jackson and Birzer’s …more