Tragedy over Dallas

Originally posted on laststandonzombieisland:
Unless you have been under a rock all weekend, two WWII-vintage warbirds owned and operated by the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum– the Commemorative Air Force– suffered a catastrophic mid-air collision during an air show at the Dallas Executive Airport on Saturday. There are several viral videos floating around, none of…

Selling McKinley in 1896

Originally posted on Presidential History Blog:
Historians frequently point to 1896 as being the first “modern” election. Setting the Stage By 1896, the country was poised for a new century. Huge changes had occurred since the Civil War some 35 years earlier. Railroads crossed the entire country in days, not weeks. Most people lived less…