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Inflation Reduction Act Passes, search warrant unsealed

In the second part of this “Letters from an American,” Prof. Heather talks about the violence being exhibited by trump-supporters. One man was killed after attacking the Cincinatti FBI office. That is a death wish in itself. Those people do not miss. As many conservatives speak out against the raid, not to mention past opponents […]

Signing Social Security this Day in 1935 into Law

One woman’s efforts which made a difference in bringing Social Security into a reality. This was up tonight at Prof. Heather’s “Letters from an American.” August 14th, then President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. “August 14, 2022 – Letters from an American,” Heather Cox Richardson ( Since it seems clear we will […]

Sgt First Class Heath Robinson – Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics

In Vietnam, it was Agent Orange, PTSD, TBI, Malaria, etc. we were exposed to and many of us still suffer from the results. It took me about a year before I could sleep soundly next to my wife. You were just on edge. We did not get the recognition for issues beyond mine until much […]

New tax law to help fund the United States government during the Civil War

I subscribe to Prof. Heather Cox’s site. I pick the posts I believe might be interesting to AB readers. This one fits the spirit of the day. August 5, 2022, Letters from an American, Heather Cox Richardson On this day in 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law a new tax law to help fund […]

Letters from an American, August 2, 2022

August 2, 2022, Letters from an American, Prof. Heather Cox Richardson Today, voters in Kansas overwhelmingly rejected an amendment to their state constitution that would have stripped it of protections for abortion rights. With 86% of the vote in, 62% of voters supported abortion protections; 37% wanted them gone. That spread is astonishing. Kansas voters […]

Flawed Interpretation of abortion criminalization by anti-abortion advocates for thirty years

July 6, 2022, Letters from an American, Prof. Heather Cox Richardson As taken from Letters from an American. A brief introduction as to how SCOTUS arrived at their opinion on Abortion. Accomplished by ignoring a long legal tradition extending from common law to the mid-1800s and even longer in some states. This tradition includes Mississippi […]

July 5, 2022, Letters from an American

I subscribe to this Substack and found Professor Heather Cox Richardson take on America to be interesting. From time to time, I contribute. What I found most interesting is people knew of the coming attack on January 6. They knew the dates it would happen. And they said nothing. How is this ok? I spent […]

June 29, 2022, Letters from an American

June 29, 2022, Letters from an American, Prof. Heather Cox Richardson ~~~~~~~ What is up in this Letter?: The House Select Committee is considering to call “Pat” Cipollone to testify. Republican pundits are calling Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony devastating. Ginni is having second thoughts on discussing her “boilerplate and unremarkable” comments. A Ukrainian-born businessman is sentenced […]

Liars, Originalists, Justices, and Dobbs, Oh My!

I do not know about you. It is hard not to get or be angry due to January 6 of last year, the constant barrage of garbage coming from Republican Congressional Representatives, and Senators of the same political ilk. We have found few to be redeemable. Then there is a Conservative, nope, call them Republican […]

“information regarding a tour you led through parts of the Capitol complex”

May 19, 2022 – by Heather Cox Richardson (, “Letters from An American“ Today, the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol sent a letter to Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), asking for his voluntary cooperation in their investigation. The committee members believe he has “information regarding a tour you […]