When last we checked in on Ryan Ellis, the Tax Policy Director for Americans for Tax Reform, he was online saying Ted Cruz can go to hell and comparing Cruz to Aaron Burr. Not content to express his hatred of Cruz, Ellis is now going after the tea party. Like with Cruz, his tweet speaks for itself: I’m pretty sure ATR has, in the past, | Read More »
Andy Brennan shows off his main ingredient. Aaron Burr Cider, a 90-minute drive north of New York City, doesn't look like much. The Wurstboro, New York, outfit, consists of an old barn and a large backyard area where owner Andy Brennan has started to plant some apple trees. Show More Summary
There have been many-storied rivalries in American history. In the 1800s, the bitter political rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton was settled with a famous duel. Later that century, the Hatfields started warring with the McCoys, leaving behind epic tales still told today. Show More Summary
Paul Collins's new book explores the sensational murder trial for which political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces as a legal dream team. History may be written by the victors, but Alexander Hamilton became a victor by writing history. Show More Summary
June 13 On this day. 1807: President Thomas Jefferson received a subpoena to testify before Congress in the treason trial of his former Vice President Aaron Burr. Jefferson would later tell lawmakers that Burr tried to split several states from the Union, create an independent nation in the center of North America and make himself its ruler. Show More Summary
Like the ghosts of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Justin Bieber and the paparazzi just can't make peace! Around 4 am Wednesday morning, a cameraman snapped pictures of The Biebs chillaxing outside The Hit Factory — a recording studio in Miami. The Crowned Prince of Pop's security detail didn't take kindly to the unauthorized photos! In fact, [...]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Aaron and the Burrs: free and legal Aaron and the Burrs II album...
This week in Kickstartable, we have a project called “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding.” How can you not click through with a title like that? Tell us about your Kickstarter project. This project is truly a labor of love for me! As an artist and couturier, corsets are my specialty. I have been making custom...
A look back at the now-defunct law school that graduated many of the early political figures in American history. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Aaron Burr, ABA, American Bar Association, American Bar Association / ABA, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Litchfield, Litchfield Law School, Tapping Reeve
Why Watch? Dana O’Keefe and company take up the task of humanizing Aaron Burr, an incredible figure whose memory has been reduced to one label: the man who killed Alexander Hamilton. In this unconventional take on history, Burr is aShow More Summary
Two hundred years before the contested election of 2000, another contested election pitted a sitting vice president against a president running for a second term, for the only time in U.S. history. I’m talking, of course, about Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
Quotes of the Day CRAPPY CAR SIGHTING: “Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-N.C.) car is a sight to behold (it’s called ‘The Thing’)” — WaPo’s Aaron Blake. The senator explained, “It’ll take more than a fire to stop the Thing. Back on the rd. Alive,...Show More Summary
The new poster for "Looper" is kind of like a more badass version of Marty McFly fading out of the Polaroid in "Back in the Future," but with hitmen. Also, Brad Pitt kills them softly, and Aaron Burr gets his redemption in today's Dailies! » This short film "Aaron Burr, Part 2" examines the true [...]
1. On July 11, 1804, Aaron Burr fatally wounded Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Hamilton had smeared Burr’s name in the press.
UT history professor H.W. Brands’ latest book The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr offers a softer perspective of one of American history’s most controversial figures. It’s true Burr gets a bad rap. Killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel and getting accused of treason didn’t sit well with either the Federalists or the Republicans. Show More Summary
As in his new biography of Aaron Burr, H. W. Brands champions 4 other accounts of misunderstood lives.
The pistols from the duel fought between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, in which Hamilton was killed. Granger Collection. The Deringer pistol that John Wilkes Booth used to shoot Abraham Lincoln; recovered from Lincoln’s box at the Ford’s Theatre. Show More Summary
Hatfields vs. McCoys; Aaron Burr vs. Alexander Hamilton; Troy vs. Abed: These are some of the greatest grudge matches in modern history, but we've only got posters for one of them. Jon Defreest thought that the Pillowmen and the Blanketeers deserved their own propaganda, so in honor of tonight's new ... More »
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Mataconis dismantles a common partisan lie: Except perhaps for Aaron Burr and John Breckinridge (the candidate who came in second in the Election of 1860), I can’t think of a single major party nominee in our history who it could...