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50 Years of American Top 40

The American Top 40 with Casey Kasem debuted 50 years ago today.

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“The Collaborators: History Will Judge the Complicit” by Anne Applebaum

“Each violation of our Constitution and our civic peace gets absorbed, rationalized, and accepted by people who once upon a time knew better. If, following what is almost certain to be one of the ugliest elections in American history, Trump wins a second term, these people may well accept even worse. Unless, of course, they decide not to.”

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History

History Posts from A Little Extra, along with news from Smithsonian Magazine, History.com, Today in History, the American Antiquarian Society, Teaching American History, and more.

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Breaking News: Why Trump And Pence Skipped Out Early From MLK Day Event

“We probably should not expect that Trump would leave the MLK commemoration to participate in another MLK-oriented event or community service activity. We probably should not expect him to be doing anything presidential at all.”

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The Federal Budget Deficits: Reckless Republicans are to Blame

Calling a Republican a fiscal conservative is about the same as calling an elephant a petite mammal. If you do it, you’re either ignorant or a liar.  Either way, Republicans are the party of fiscal recklessness and it has been this way now for over 40 years. The evidence is overwhelming and indisputable.

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Reliving History Magazine: Colonial Dentistry, Early American Military Parades, and Much More

If you thought dentists made you uncomfortable, imagine your barber pulling your teeth. Do you consider squirrels an exotic pet? Take a look at primary research on the humble gunflint can give us insight into many aspects of the 18th century, including trade routes.

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