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Coronavirus is Nothing Compared to the 1918 Spanish Flu

COVID19, aka – the coronavirus, has triggered mass quarantines and spooked markets across the globe. To date, over 3,000 have died and over 100,000 infected. But however dangerous this virus ends up being, it doesn’t belong in the same galaxy as Spanish...
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The Lost History of James Madison’s Black Family

“Always remember—you’re a Madison. You come from African slaves and a president” This was Betty Kearse’s family motto; a way to remember that they were descended from James Madison, but also Coreen, a slave who worked on the Montpelier plantation whom her...

Fight House: Cutthroat White House Rivalries From Truman to Trump

Some American presidents appear to do their jobs in a more organized way than others, but the White House has always been filled with ambitious people playing for the highest stakes and bearing bitter grudges. There is a myth that staffs all compromise and put aside...
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