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Entries by Kenneth C. Davis from 03/2010

Old Drinking Song, Lyrics From 1814, a National Anthem in 1931

| Posted 03.03.2010 | Politics

The Star Spangled Banner did not become the national anthem until 1916 when President Wilson declared it by Executive Order. But it wasn't until 1931 that it became the National Anthem by Congressional resolution.

Defending "Terrorists": What Would the Founders Do?

| Posted 03.12.2010 | Politics

Why would John Adams defend British soldiers who killed American men in the Boston Massacre? It's a question that has taken on new poignancy with the recent controversy over the attacks by Elizabeth Cheney on the attorneys who defended some of the Guantanamo detainees.