Hundreds of historians call for Trump's removal from office
This combination photo shows Pulitzer-Prize winning authors, from left, Ron Chernow, Garry Wills and Jon Meacham, who are among hundreds of historians who have signed an open letter calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office. The letter comes after last weeks siege of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Pulitzer-Prize winners Garry Wills, Ron Chernow, Jon Meacham and Stacy Schiff are among hundreds of historians who have signed an open letter calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office after last week's siege of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. Others endorsing it include Douglas Brinkley, David Blight, Mary Beth Norton, Rick Atkinson, Diane McWhorter and Rick Perlstein. With days left in Trump’s presidency, the Democratic-led House of Representatives is preparing to impeach Trump this week.
Cyr column: Joe Biden at Gettysburg
Hope seems elusive.”Joe Biden, Democratic Party presidential nominee, spoke those words in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Oct. 6. The Union Army of the Potomac turned back the daring invasion of Pennsylvania led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and his Army of Northern Virginia. The agrarian South lacked the industrial base necessary to sustain a long general war. Coinciding with Gettysburg, General Ulysses Grant captured the strategically vital city of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River. In contrast, Lincoln became enraged at General George Meade, commander of the Union Army at Gettysburg, for not destroying Lee’s retreating army.monroenews.com