Dust off your black cockle hat and buckle shoes and get ready to celebrate the first Thanksgiving in Pilgrim style! Or not, because the Pilgrim event in 1621 wasn’t close to the first Thanksgiving. That honor would go to the Spanish in Florida and the English in Virginia. What happened? If the glorious Pilgrims were not the first settlers to celebrate Thanksgiving in North America, …more
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Remember when children’s television had a fairly traditional message? Me neither, at least not in the last decade. Everyone’s a princess, and the “princes” are all bad guys. It hasn’t always been this way, and there is at least one modern film that bucks this trend. I discuss modern children’s entertainment in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
Nationalism presents a real problem in American politics. The razor thin majorities in federal elections means that half the population will use the power of government to abuse the other half of the population. Winner take all elections have consequences. The founding generation designed a system that could prevent this, but the nationalists on both the Left and the Right have destroyed the original federal …more