Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

Republican Party 1854 Campaign Songster

Today in 1854: 1st official meeting of the Republican Party takes place in Jackson, Michigan. Two years later, this “campaign songster” gave party members lyrics to songs to sing in support of the party’s 1st presidential candidate, John C. Frémont: … Continue reading

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An act of true patriotism: Fly the American flag upside down this Fourth of July

It’s time to reclaim this distress signal — and the true spirit of patriotism — from Donald Trump and the far right by Chauncey Devega https://www.salon.com/2017/07/03/an-act-of-true-patriotism-fly-the-american-flag-upside-down-this-fourth-of-july/ Independence Day is America’s birthday. This July 4 will be the first with Donald … Continue reading

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Money Is Not Destiny Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s New York City primary upset shows that traditional measures of electoral strength are not always reliable.

https://www.brennancenter.org/blog/money-not-destiny Before last Tuesday’s New York primaries, it was easy to get the idea that the most intriguing challenger of an entrenched House Democratic incumbent was 34-year-old Suraj Patel. Taking on Carolyn Maloney, who had been representing Manhattan’s Upper East … Continue reading

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Someone was hurt and begging for people NOT to call an ambulance because of the high cost. Let that sink in.

Someone was hurt and begging for people NOT to call an ambulance because of the high cost. Let that sink in. Our healthcare system is sick and way too expensive. Medicare for all is the cure this country needs. https://t.co/eEhgg2gaPBContinue reading

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Melville M. Bigelow (1906): The Declaration of Independence

This is the only treatment of the Declaration that deals with the legal issues, which had been flying back and forth, contrary to our general impression today that the loyalists and British only used force. Reread the Declaration itself, of … Continue reading

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