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“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”  “A Republic, if you can keep it.”  Benjamin Franklin to an inquiry as he departed the 1787 Constitutional Convention.

Benjamin Franklin:  1787



"Unfortunately, too many Americans consider the search for liberty as at an end, as if it had been secured and made safe for all time by the founding fathers. To the contrary, the struggle for liberty is one requiring eternal vigilance and today is perhaps more in danger than at any other period in our history."

William James Sidis:  1935



Articles Documents Making Sense of Data Books in the Works

The Looming Medicare Payment Reduction Fiasco

(And Broader Considerations)

A Letter to John Boehner

1900 - 2012:  Political Dynamics

Connecting the Dots

(The Benghazi Fiasco)

The Whiskey Rebellion


(A Look at Conflicts - and Conflict Resolution)


A Look at Mathematics


The True Story of Thanksgiving


The Electoral College Revisited

Shay's Rebellion

The American Revolution

The Housing / Financial Crisis

The Penal System

Social Security

The US and Foreign Involvement

The Stock Market

Checks and Balances

The Star Spangled Banner


The Declaration of Independence

The Constitution

Common Sense

The Gettysburg Address

Democracy in America

The Articles of Confederation

The Federalist Papers


1900 - 2012:  Political Dynamics

The Supreme Court


A Moment After Now

Bringing Sense to the Ideas of Probability, Randomness, Variation, and Prediction



Rethinking Math Education


The Making of the Constitution