From The Trailer Park - Join or Die with Craig Ferguson

A talk show about American history hosted by Craig Ferguson. Premieres February 18th on The History Channel.

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Thursday Open Thread

In my Humanities course yesterday we started talking about the Enlightenment… laying the foundation with Locke and Montesquieu which of course lead to a brief presentation on the importance of the concept of natural law and natural rights.

Saturday Open Thread

I’m giving a talk this afternoon on the insanity defense. The above depicts Congressman Daniel Sickles killing Peter Key… Grandson of Francis Scott Key for sleeping with Mrs. Sickles. Sickles mounted and won the first temporary insanity defense in American law. He was a scoundrel of immense proportions.

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Free Room and Board Too

Check out that caption on the lower righthand side. McGraw-Hill makes a big whoopsy in one of its geography textbooks. From the New York Times: Coby Burren, 15, a freshman at a suburban high school south of here, was reading the textbook in his geography class last week when a map of the United […]