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Smoky Mountains National Park

American author Wallace Stegner called national parks “America’s “best idea…absolutely democratic.”  Ensconced in first place as the most visited among all national parks is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  None other of our “crown…

Go and Do Likewise

In the Old Testament, the Book of Leviticus teaches not to “seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people,” but to “love your neighbor as yourself.” This verse prompted an exchange between a lawyer and Jesus that appears in…

Judges, Jackson, and the Cherokee

In 1787 and 1788, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, using the pseudonym Publius, authored a total of 85 editorials promoting the adoption of a United States Constitution—what came to be known as The Federalist. Hamilton, who…

The Secret Life of Moe Berg

In 1903, the American and National Leagues united to form Major League Baseball (“MLB”). By agreement among the team owners, player contracts included a “reserve clause,” binding players to the same team throughout their careers—unless they…