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Free Documentary: Donald Trump & Emoluments

Free Documentary: Donald Trump & Emoluments

I have produced a one-hour documentary video about Donald Trump and his most barefaced transgressions against the United States Constitution. These are his breaches—multiple in number—of the emoluments clauses. (Also multiple in number. There are in fact three provisions in the U.S. Constitution that mention the somewhat antiquated and widely misunderstood word “emolument.” But thus […]

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Alexander Hamilton at COMIC-CON 2017

Alexander Hamilton at COMIC-CON 2017

Will you be at San Diego Comic Con this July 19-23? If you have a badge, then that is already great news. But here’s where it gets better. I, along with several other members of the creative team behind Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic Story of An American Founding Father, will be there as well. There are three […]

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Artifact X: My New Audiobook Podcast

Artifact X: My New Audiobook Podcast

Summer’s here, and the time is right… For getting hooked on a new serial podcast! Maybe you’re packing the kids in the car for a long road trip vacation—and you’re looking for some “theater of the mind” entertainment that doesn’t involve another screen. Or maybe you’re just a lover of genre fiction—one, as ever, on […]

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Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History

Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History

It is a tremendous pleasure to be able to finally part the curtains and announce my latest book: the nonfiction biography Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic Story of an American Founding Father. It will be published August 8, 2017, by Penguin Random House imprint Ten Speed Press. I know what you’re thinking. An Alexander Hamilton graphic […]

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Robert E. Lee: History or Public Endorsement?

Robert E. Lee: History or Public Endorsement?

A short piece I wrote for The Washington Post this weekend concurs with the decision of the City Council of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Monday, February 6, to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from a prominent public city park in that city. I believe this was the right thing for the duly-elected local representatives […]

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An Impeachment Lesson from American History

An Impeachment Lesson from American History

We have elected a president who demonstrates a remarkable degree of apathy towards and ignorance about the United States Constitution. From his vow to “protect Article XII” (the document stops at Article VII); to his apparent belief the executive branch has the power to demand apologies from the casts of Broadway plays (especially ones whose […]

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It’s Comic-Con and We’re Teaching History Here

It's Comic-Con and We're Teaching History Here

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a comics lover. And I’m honored once again to be on a Comic-Con panel thanks to the gratifying enthusiasm of Tracy Edmunds at Reading with Pictures, the foremost advocate for using comics and graphic novels in the classroom to promote literacy and learning for all students. The panel takes […]

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Illustrator Love: “Nothing is Purer Bostonese”

Illustrator Love: "Nothing is Purer Bostonese"

Researching my latest project, lately I have been (psychically if not physically) spending quite a bit of time in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts—and contemplating how those cities should be drawn. This has been cause for me to reacquaint myself with a favorite illustrator, Barbara Westman. My new book (the details of which I will announce […]

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