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The Militia Act of 1792

We posed a provocative question in our previous post, where we asked whether President Eisenhower acted lawfully when he sent federal troops into Little Rock in the fall of 1957. (See image below.) Although the president is the “commander in … Continue reading

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The Force of Law

One of the most dramatic moments in our nation’s history occurred in sleepy Little Rock, Arkansas in the fall of 1957, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent 1,000 U.S. Army paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division to restore order at … Continue reading

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Where are they now? (Little Rock Nine edition)

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Language and Little Rock

Notice how one museum uses the word “reluctantly” to describe President Eisenhower’s historic decision to send soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock in the fall of 1957, while another museum uses the more pro-active verb “dispatch”. (Photo … Continue reading

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The evolution of mobile phones

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Weighted Population Map of Asia and Oceania

Check out all of Max Roser’s weighted population maps here, via the website “Our World in Data”. (Hat tip: kottke.)

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Where is Ms Bingbing?

Via Channel NewsAsia: “China’s highest paid movie star Fan Bingbing … has not been seen in public since July …. The 36-year-old actress has been a household name in China for years and tasted Hollywood success with a role in … Continue reading

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