Pizarro and Atahualpa’s Conversion by Bill Urich

On this day in 1532, Spanish explorer, conquistador and creep Francisco Pizarro springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men against several thousand, Pizarro appeals to Atahualpa’s vanity, lures the Incan icon to a feast fit for the king and opens fire on the unarmed Incas. Pizarro’s men massacre nearly… Read More Pizarro and Atahualpa’s Conversion by Bill Urich

From the Articles of Confederation and its Eight Presidents by Bill Urich

On this day in 1777, The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, are approved for eventual ratification among the 13 original states of the United States of America, and served as its first constitution until March 4, 1789. The Articles of Confederation legally came into force on March 1, 1781,… Read More From the Articles of Confederation and its Eight Presidents by Bill Urich

Herman Melville’s Literary Evolution by Bill Urich

On this day in 1851, Herman Melville publishes Moby-Dick in the US, unleashing literary forces which would torment, vex and flunk countless confused high school students for generations. While Melville earned some praise with the work, even being compared to Shakespeare, others were not so forgiving. “The style of his tale is in places disfigured… Read More Herman Melville’s Literary Evolution by Bill Urich

America’s Constitutional Crisis is at Hand by Eric Wattree

The primary danger of a man like Trump is not only that he’s so self-serving that he’s willing to test the limits of democracy to promote his own interests, but he’s also so uninformed that he doesn’t even recognize that there are any limits. That’s why he’s so enamored of the world’s most brutal dictators.… Read More America’s Constitutional Crisis is at Hand by Eric Wattree