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In 1964, Congress overcame a 57 day filibuster to pass the civil rights act of 1964. When Nixon won the presidency in 1968 over Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace, his ...
by lordpet8
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun May 31, 2015 at 03:34 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
In 1968, one of the most untelegenic (is there such a word?) candidates in politics, Richard Nixon, tried a new approach to campaigning that, although it did not totally shun and shut out the press,
by Dumbo
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 02:09 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
I am tired of the Bush family and the Clinton family after all the years of hearing you amateurs tell others how smart you are because you know the founding Fathers... I just wanted you to know ...
by leepearson
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 01:54 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
[ Hold on to your safety bar, Kossacks. This repost is part 2 of a 19 part series (and more to come...someday) on the little remembered campus upsurge which shook this country to its foundations in ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 04:59 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I'm heading to Kent State University this weekend. It amazes me that it was five years ago today, on the 40th anniversary, that I initially posted the first episode of this 19 part series (still ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 09:54 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
America survived for almost 200 years without the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Somehow, we muddled through all of those years without this expensive boondoggle of an agency. Richard Nixon was ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 86 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 04:30 PM PDT with 115 Recommends
Long-time Michigan Senator Robert Griffin has died at the age of 91. A staunch Republican and Richard Nixon loyalist, he proved to be a crucial swing vote when he finally pulled his support for ...
by MisterBeagle
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 02:40 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Does anyone really believe a handshake between President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro heralds a new positive direction for American foreign policy that will actually benefit the people in ...
by PeterBalesHistoryTales
Comment Count 43 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 02:06 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
From [http://progressivepopulist.blogspot.com/2015/03/editorial-treacherous-opposition.html The Progressive Populist] The letter written by freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which seeks to ...
by jcullen
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 03:12 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I came across this last night while sorting through the crappy movies on Netflix. I had never heard of it and did not know what to think about it as I thought the title was odd. I started it up ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Mar 14, 2015 at 05:36 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
Originally posted at Fair and Unbalanced Republicans used to be far more secretive in sabotaging United States foreign policy. In 1968, while the Johnson Administration was attempting to ...
by Lovechilde
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 02:39 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Since sometime in the summer of 2009, we've been hearing that President Obama has "historically low approval ratings." Is that true? Well, he has, recently and briefly, fallen below 40% approval in ...
by OutOnALimb
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 04:47 PM PDT with 74 Recommends
According to the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute and their American Values Atlas report released last month, there is a significant rise in America of those who say they are ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 64 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 11:12 AM PDT with 88 Recommends
Today KPCC's Deepa Fernandes reported on a twenty year USC study released Wednesday that found Children's lung development in urban Los Angeles has significantly improved due to better air quality.
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 35 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2015 at 11:15 AM PST with 42 Recommends
Thanks to the input of Xenocrypt, I was able to get my hands on election data that allowed me to create the map for the 1964 Presidential Election, Results by Congressional District:
by Fuzzybigfoot
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Feb 26, 2015 at 03:31 PM PST with 5 Recommends
"Mr. Obama is like a championship chess player, always several moves ahead of friend and foe alike. He’s smart, deft, elegant and subtle" and of course the usually derisive term 11-dimensional ...
by annieli
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 09:00 AM PST with 10 Recommends
In 1972, two Giant Pandas named Hsing-Hsing and Ling-Ling arrived at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC, a symbol both of renewed American relations with Communist China, and of a newly-...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Scott Walker negotiated a 17% pay raise with a union that he asked the legislature to pass today. His GOP buddies laughed at him. Maybe they will laugh at him for some other things in the future. ...
by freelunch
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 07:14 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Dear Mr. President: I applaud steps taken by your administration to examine the impact of the “war on drugs” on our society. It has filled our prisons, giving us the dubious distinction of ...
by DWG
Comment Count 80 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 03:14 PM PST with 106 Recommends
Originally posted at Fair and Unbalanced The reaction to President Obama's observation that we shouldn't condemn an entire religion, in this case Islam, because of the barbaric acts done in its ...
by Lovechilde
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 03:49 PM PST with 5 Recommends