Daily Archives: September 26, 2016

Is it time to start panicking?

This morning Steve Benen at MaddowBlog cited three new polls that have the presidential race within the margin of error. Even Nate Silver’s probability model at fivethirtyeight put the election as essentially even. Still, I remain reasonably confident that Secretary … Continue reading

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This Day in American History: September 26, 1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first U.S. Sectretary of State

Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first … Continue reading

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