Tag Archives: Jean Laffite

Talk Like a Pirate Day

[This article was first published in 2013 on a website that has since gone defunct.]   What is it about pirates? Why are people so attracted to them? Why is today, September 19, celebrated by some people  as talk-like-a-pirate-day? In … Continue reading

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Lobbying the Madisons: Letters to James and Dolley

When the government has done us wrong, any attempt to seek redress is fraught with difficulty. Ironically, people find it much easier to ask for a handout or a government job or a special favor than to ask for justice. … Continue reading

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