I make those Two Party Opera comics
As I understand it, the Columbus fortune was still in dispute by his descendants versus the Spanish government as late as the end of the 18th century.
He was not a “product of his time”- there are plenty of contemporaneous accounts of his brutality. It was well known. He was arrested and sent back during his third journey to face trial and conviction for it. We all need to stop using time as a shield to make excuses for genocide.
Today marks 100 years after the stroke that hit President Woodrow Wilson, leaving the country unaware it was in the operational control of his second wife, Edith Wilson. More on this tomorrow, but wanted to mark the centennial of what was essentially our first woman President, even though she would always claim it was simply a “stewardship.”
When are they not?
Editor’s note: Two Party Opera does not get paid for product placements in 1842 or otherwise.
Impeachment is often about abuse of power and obstruction of justice, grand jury proceedings are not about a debate of issues, either.
1. There’s not always a reason.
2. He did play the flute.
3. In this case, there is a reason, I hope to get to that in the next comic.
Of all the weeks for my five-year wedding anniversary to fall on…
Lincoln was very rageful behind closed doors. Much more interesting figure that the “steady sage” he’s often made out to be.
And as much as I love democracy and the public trust, rage-filled frustration is part of the job.