Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss


PRESIDENTS OF WAR, 9 other books. @NBCNews Presidential Historian. Host, MSNBC on Peacock TV “Fireside History.” Born in Chicago. Williams College.

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American political life in a different galaxy—1956 Democratic convention, Chicago: #Getty 

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Freedom Riders John Lewis and John Zwerg (removing broken teeth) after being beaten, Montgomery, Alabama, today 1961:

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Poster for “Most Exciting Program Ever Staged!”—JFK’s 45th birthday celebration, Madison Square Garden, sixty years ago tomorrow night:

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Amelia Earhart become first woman to fly across Atlantic Ocean solo nonstop, ninety years ago this week:

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So the lesson for our children is supposed to be that if you lose a contest, or it’s not over yet, you just lie and claim that you won?

Madison Cawthorn has just written that “the time for gentile politics as usual has come to an end."

Latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National Poll: "47% of registered voters...say they will support the Democrat on the ballot in this year’s Congressional Midterm Elections. 42% think they will back the Republican."

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Please pay attention to this statement, everyone — just issued by Twitter executives: “Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021.”

On cold night, seeing Secret Service agent outside Oval Office, JFK asked him inside but was told he couldn't—Kennedy brought out two cups of hot chocolate, which they both drank in the cold—years later, the weeping agent said, “That’s the kind of President I’ve been serving."

In America, our Presidents have generally avoided strongman balcony scenes — that’s for other countries with authoritarian systems.

This is a coup d’etat attempted by the President of the United States.

Another lesson of this past week may be that it has not been such a great idea for civics and history classes to be reduced or eliminated in so many of our schools.

Remember where you were when you heard the news tonight.

Astoundingly, after centuries, RBG will indeed be first woman to lie in state in U.S. Capitol.

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