Jimmy P. Morgan
Jimmy P. Morgan

Jimmy P. Morgan is a semi-retired History teacher who writes about World Affairs, Social Justice, Politics, and Education. He can be reached at JimmyPMorganDayz@gmail.com.

Stalin’s Math

Joseph Stalin is often associated with the idea that “A single death is a tragedy while a million deaths is a statistic.” Whether he said it or not, the sentiment certainly captures…

The Parade

Since Saint Patrick’s Day seems to have come and gone without the usual festivities, it occurs to me that some of you might feel a little unbalanced. So, here’s a St. Patrick’s…

A 2020 Primer on the US Constitution: Article II, Executive Moments

“I have such a bully pulpit.” —President Theodore Roosevelt (bully: as in “awesome” or “splendid”) Continuing our series on the U.S. Constitution Jimmy Morgan, MMN columnist of History in the News, explores…

Sheep

Modern political opponents have grown fond of accusing one another of “rewriting history” for political advantage that typically served the exclusive needs of that portion of the population who maintained tight control…

A 2020 Primer on the US Constitution: Musings on Article I

Continuing our series on the U.S. Constitution Jimmy Morgan, MMN columnist of History in the News, explores Article 1 of the Constitution. He notes how the choice to establish three branches of…

Rocket Science

On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy established the goal of putting a man on the moon. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other…

A 2020 Primer on the US Constitution: Origins & Compromise

Jimmy Morgan will continue with Part II of this 2020 Primer on the United States Constitution in the February 21 issue of the Messenger Mountain News. Our re-acquaintance with the country’s founding…

A Dip in the River

Four hundred years ago, in the fall of 1620, the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock in what is now Massachusetts. One of their first acts in the New World was to disturb…