On This Day in History, September 11

In 1297, the Scottish defeated the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, in the First War of Scottish Independence. Following England’s invasion of Scotland and their defeat at the Battle of Dunbar, the Scottish looked to the emergent leadership of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray to fight back the English invaders. They drew…

On This Day in History, September 5

In 1781, a French fleet led by Comte de Grasse and a British fleet led by Sir Thomas Graves fought in the Battle of the Chesapeake, a vital part of the Yorktown campaign that brought an end to the American Revolution. Both fleets had sailed south from New England, seeking to take control of the…

On This Day in History, August 27

In 1776, British General William Howe inflicted a serious defeat upon Washington’s Continental Army at the Battle of Long Island, also called the Battle of Brooklyn. The British began by attacking fortifications along the Heights of Guan at points that are in the modern day Flatbush and Jamaica sections of Brooklyn and Queens. A flanking…

On This Day in History, August 24

In 1857, the Oho Life Insurance and Trust Company experienced failure due to fraudulent activities committed by its management, bringing down both its New York office and its establishment in Ohio. Alongside the bursting of a railroad stock bubble, this incident led to the Panic of 1857, which with the increased interconnected nature of global…

Secret Police Will End America’s Democracy

Secret police are tools used by cowards. They are a tool of intimidation. When law enforcement hides its face there is no accountability for its actions. Armed combatants wearing camouflage, body armor, and riot gear have appeared in Washington D.C. and Portland, Oregon. Police officers were not created to be political weapons. The motto of…