Friday, September 22, 2017
The U.S. Constitution is built from the ground up to prevent a dictatorship. It was a topic into which the founders invested substantial thought.The Constitution is carefully designed to frustrate the aspirations of tyrants through two principal mechanism: checks and...
The modern view of eclipses is still one of wonder. But, their rarity and strangeness caused them to take on great significance throughout history. From the ancient to the modern, here's how eclipses have collided with human destiny over...
The oval shape of rooms in the White House was chosen to accommodate an elaborately formal greeting ceremony known as a "Levee." The ceremony was borrowed from the royal courts of England and France.The White House Historical Association explains how it...
Originally published on Quora.com. Every modern President has met with Russian officials. Presidents Obama and Bush have both met with the very same Russian official Trump did, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov — and they met with others as well. The fact...
Conversations in the Oval Office are generally not recorded. However, notetakers may be present in important meetings, especially those with foreign leaders. Presidents could choose to bug themselves if they like, but as Richard Nixon demonstrated for the ages, it's...
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