The Struggle for American Independence: Lexington and Concord

In this episode, I cover the Battles of Lexington and Concord, truly the first military excursions in the patriot struggle for independence. Although Thomas Gage hoped not to provoke an aggressive response from patriot forces, he still attempted to shrewdly act seize military supplies and powder that had been secured in storage locations by the…

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Today in History: Passage of the Lee Resolution for Ties with Great Britain to be “Totally Dissolved”

Today in History, on July 2 1776, the Second Continental Congress passed the Richard Henry Lee resolution, which called for ties between Great Britain and the American states to be “totally dissolved.” The vote was unanimous amongst the colonies, all of which had one vote regardless of size, with New York abstaining. Initially reluctant to…

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Constitutionally the President Can’t Make “Executive Agreements” with Other Countries

Pres. Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached a preliminary agreement to “denuclearize the Korean peninsula” during a historic summit in Singapore. But pundits and talking heads have missed a crucial fact in the midst of all the analysis. The president cannot constitutionally make any kind of legally-binding agreement without the advice and consent of the Senate.

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