Taft’s Advice on How to Write

“Don’t write so that you can be understood, write so that you can’t be misunderstood.”

— William Howard Taft

The Sinister Origin of a Beach Boys Song

Few cultural symbols better represent the innocence of the 1960s than the Beach Boys. They ushered in the “California sound” with songs that evoke pleasant thoughts of surfing, cars, romance, and youth. That is why the sinister origin of one of their songs is particularly shocking and creepy.

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The Two Deaths of John Dillinger

Public Enemy Number One. There are few titles that carry more notoriety than being labeled as the #1 threat to society. Those who have been so branded are among the worst of the worst. The names of Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, and El Chapo are forever seared in the public’s memory…

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The Secret Disaster That Saved D-Day

Everyone knew the outcome of the war would be settled in Europe. For that to happen, it would require an invasion of unprecedented force. Over 7,000 ships and landing craft would have to transport nearly 200,000 men across the English Channel to storm the beaches of France. Although only a handful of people knew the…

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