Marbury v. Madison (1803)

April 15, 2022 USGOPO 0

First Exercise of Judicial Review.  On this day in 1803, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Marbury v. Madison.  It is perhaps the most […]


April 14, 2022 USGOPO 0

Truman fires MacArthur. On this day, April 11, in 1951, President Harry Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur of his duties as the U.S. commander of […]

Nixon to China

March 25, 2022 USGOPO 0

He Re-Opened Relations. In 1972, President Nixon arrived in China and met with Chairman Moa Zedong. The Chinese Communist Party had controlled mainland China since […]

The Lippmann Column

March 24, 2022 USGOPO 0

The Trial Balloon. Walter Lippmann, a widely read columnist for the New York Herald-Tribune and an accepted expert on many subjects, wrote this column below […]

President’s Day

February 21, 2022 USGOPO 0

The Father of the Country. Originally celebrating George Washington’s birthday, and then Abe Lincoln’s Birthday, the federal government has declared the third Monday in February […]