Robert Frolick

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Trump could face Capitol Hill showdown with Tillerson pick

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump won't get Rex Tillerson as secretary of state without a fight.<p>The President-elect is leaning towards entrusting the ExxonMobil tycoon with the stewardship of US diplomacy, a move that could ignite the first showdown between the pugilistic President-elect and senators …

Records, Descendants Help Weave Stories Of George Washington's Slaves

Rohulamin Quander's ancestors were slaves.<p>However, unlike a majority of the enslaved population, Sucky Bay and Nancy Carter Quander served George and Martha Washington, the first First Family, and worked on their Mount Vernon farms.<p>Now, hundreds of years after they worked as spinners on the …

Cave etchings reveal early dialogue between Native Americans, Europeans

Did Native Americans and Europeans have spiritual dialogues during the colonial-era? New cave writings suggest yes.<p>The colonization of the Americas …

Did the Lost Colony live at "Site X"? Clues point the way.

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.<p>Evidence is mounting that at least part of John White’s lost colony may have ended up in Bertie County.<p>Archaeologists have …

Read the whole investigation: Failure Factories

Failure factories<p>On Dec. 18, 2007, the Pinellas County School Board abandoned integration. They justified the vote with bold promises: Schools in …

A Constitutional Right to Hovercraft?

The U.S. Supreme Court considers an odd case from Alaska, with the fraught question of federal management of Western lands hovering in the background.<p>“Raisins are not wild animals even when they are dancing,” Michael McConnell told the U.S. Supreme Court last term, thereby winning the first annual …

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Trump's Republican Rivals Aren't Losers

If the Republican presidential field is as impressive as many of us say it is, then how do we explain why Donald Trump has trumped them all so far? …

Trump and the Dangers of Passionate Politics

The billionaire candidate’s skill at manipulating emotions may ultimately derail his candidacy.<p>Last week, two men in Boston allegedly beat a Hispanic homeless man. Afterward, one of the two brothers told the police, “Donald Trump was right, all of these illegals need to be deported.” Trump’s …

Kentucky clerk asks U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.<p>Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who objects to gay marriage for religious reasons, asked the nation's highest …

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Flamethrowers spark Second Amendment debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> The debate over the Second Amendment has gone up in flames in Michigan.<p>The City Council of Warren, a suburb of Detroit, is debating an ordinance that would ban the assembly, storage and use of -- flamethrowers?<p>Yep, flamethrowers.<p>Resident Chris Byars figured people had seen flamethrowers in …

Why Women Do Not Wish the Suffrage

"Woman does not wish to turn aside from her higher work, which is itself the end of life, to devote herself to government, which exists only that this higher work may be done. Can she not do both? No!"<p>IN 1895 the women of Massachusetts were asked by the state whether they wished the suffrage. Of …

A Negro Schoolmaster in the South

W. E. B. Du Bois’s 1899 account as a young, black schoolmaster in the South<p>Once upon a time I taught school in the hills of Tennessee, where the broad dark vale of the Mississippi begins to roll and crumple to greet the Alleghanies. I was a Fisk student then, and all Fisk men think that Tennessee …

How the rest of the world learns about the American Revolution in school

The American Revolutionary War is an intensely proud moment in history for most Americans (perhaps too proud). It’s taught as a major subject in history classes as early as elementary school, and it’s brought up again and again in different contexts in middle school, high school, and college. Along …

The Secret Strength of Roman Concrete

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—An international, interdisciplinary team of scientists has used beams of x-rays at the Advanced Light Source of the U.S. …

The many inventions of photography | Mirjam Brusius

Recently a BBC story claimed that the world first’s ‘selfie stick’ had appeared 90 years ago. For scientific and technological inventions it is quite common for invention and discovery dates to suddenly shift backwards. Due to this instability in the historical timelines of discoveries, we often …

AltNyttErFarlig (Everything new is dangerous)

• Figure out what information is needed<br>• Actively prune what is past its prime<br>• Embrace employee autonomy<br>• Build true learning organizations<br>• Provide a much …

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece where revolutionary thinkers – from Thales, Pythagoras, Democritus and Aristotle to Euclid,…

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece where revolutionary thinkers – from Thales, Pythagoras, Democritus and Aristotle to Euclid, Archimedes, and Hypatia of Alexandria – helped define the rules and language of mathematics.<p>For Greek thinkers, maths wasn’t simply a means of calculating amounts but a way of testing reality and understanding the true nature of the world around them. Indeed, Pythagoras is believed to have coined both the words “philosophy” (“love of wisdom”) and “mathematics” (“that …

Gladiator School Discovery Reveals Hard Lives of Ancient Warriors

Archaeologists have mapped an ancient gladiator school, where the famed warriors lived, trained, and fought.<p>Ancient Rome's gladiators lived and trained in fortress prisons, according to an international team of archaeologists who mapped a school for the famed fighters.<p>Discovered at the site of …

Labor Trail

The Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies (CCWCS) is proud to present the Interactive Labor Trail, made possible by a generous grant from the …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

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The Gettysburg Address at 150–and Lincoln's Impromptu Words the Night Before

The day's other speaker told him: "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes."<p>One-hundred and fifty years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. It has been celebrated by successive …

1,500-year-old Roman gold coin unearthed at Chinese tomb

10/30/2013 07:00:00 PM<p>Archaeologists conducting excavations at an ancient tomb in Luoyang, Henan Province, China, found Monday a gold coin from the …