Members of Congress are taking a hiatus from the summer heat in Washington, D.C., on recess until mid-September. But instead of addressing the concerns of voters, congressional members are busy attending pricey fundraisers and dialing-for-dollars in order to raise enough money for the November election.
Somewhere beneath Gulf of Mexico waters lies the archive of Spanish West Florida. When Americans invaded Pensacola in 1818, Spanish officials fled for Cuba. Intercepted en route by pirates, they heaved the colony’s records overboard.