Tag: Aaron Burr

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U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), has probably won higher praise from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) than he’s bestowed on any of his estimable first-term GOP colleagues. Newly-elected US Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) was sworn into the Senate by then-VP Mike Pence in 2019. She previously served six years in the US House. Preview […]

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Willie: Welcome to another edition of Thunderdome! Boy oh boy this time we’ve got a real treat for you! We’re broacasting live from the History’s Sneakiest Bastards Connive-Off Invitational, and let me tell you we’ve seen some really underhanded dealings today. The skullduggery is only going to get better from here so stay tuned! As […]

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“Law is whatever is boldy asserted and plausibly maintained.” -Aaron Burr This is a proposition I turn over quite a bit in my mind. Is a law a law as it’s written on the books, or as it’s enforced by the state? Is a supreme court decision necessarily correct? What if one side was just better […]

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Alexander Hamilton

 

405px-Alexander_Hamilton_portrait_by_John_Trumbull_1806As you’ve likely heard — including on our own Member Feed — the Department of the Treasury is planning to replace the portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, very likely with Harriet Tubman’s. All due respect to Mrs. Tubman — who deserves it greatly — but this is an incredible travesty. For all his many faults, Hamilton is one of the most extraordinary members of one of the most extraordinary generations in world history — and a handsome devil at that.

It’s difficult to decide which is more amazing: that Hamilton accomplished so much during his 51 years of life, or that he managed to make it that long before getting himself killed. While many of the incidents of his life are extremely well known — his work as Washington’s aide and spymaster, his contributions to the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, his remarkable and controversial tenure at Treasury, his affair with Maria Reynolds, his battles with Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr — his life also has a lot of chapters that are more obscure. Here are four of them:

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Saturday my husband and I saw the musical Hamilton, whose book, music and lyrics were written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, author of the Tony award-winning musical In the Heights. I’m sure when it moves to Broadway in August, the ticket prices will unfortunately rise from what they are now at the Public Theater. Our daughter’s boyfriend […]

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