Archive for December, 2018

Christmas with the Founding Fathers

The Founders Online site currently contains over 181,000 transcribed documents written to and by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. A simple search allows you to locate those works that mention Christmas; another search filter allows you to limit your searches to those missives dated December 25 of a particular year. Such an example is this letter written by George Washington to Robert Morris on December 25, 1776, the night he successfully attacked the Hessian garrison at Trenton.

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Full Text of Secretary Mattis’ Resignation Letter

It is concise but freighted with implications.

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2018 Winter Solstice

Facts, figures, and folklore are here.

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Congestion pricing (Mitigation) for NYC

The news media is mentioning the MTA proposal for “congestion pricing“; however, the media is only focusing on this newsworthy item and ignoring the many other recommendations made by the Metropolitan Transportation Sustainability Advisory Workgroup.

 

 

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In Light of an Impending Federal Government Shutdown

Having recourse to this valuable CRS report could prove illuminating – Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects.

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100 Years of Election Results of the UK House of Commons

UK Election Statistics: 1918-2018 – 100 years of elections presents a plethora of data ranging from characteristics of legislators to party representations in the various contests. You would be hard-pressed to find so much information aggregated in one document. Another portal into UK voting is offered through Electoral Statistics; this site offers insights into the voting population.

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National Security Reports – November 2018 Update

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