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Today we celebrate fathers and wish Happy Father's Day to fathers from the majestic purple mountains, to the fruited plains, to thine alabaster cities and from sea to shining sea! With a ...
by jillwklausen
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 01:40 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
In his column today, David Brooks invokes Alexander Hamilton in a completely dishonest way. Brooks writes: [T]he federal role has historically been sharply limited. The man who initiated that role, ...
by Armando
Comment Count 43 comments on Tue May 29, 2012 at 09:23 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
At last, an intersection of history and popular culture! In 1804, Jefferson dropped Aaron Burr from the ticket, which allowed him to accept the Republican nomination to run for Governor of New York.
by Dave in Northridge
Comment Count 29 comments on Tue May 15, 2012 at 07:00 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Over the past three or four years, we as a people have been debating legislation that challenges the very legal definition of Federalism. Most of these arguments are neither novel, nor new. The ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 06:30 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Manufacturing is powerful. And power is coveted. That’s why mother America always loved manufacturing most. Since the early days of this country, visionary political leaders like Alexander ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 08:01 AM PST with 15 Recommends
I have always admired Alexander Hamilton. How could you not admire a man who could write, “A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous” That kind of ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 06:00 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Almost every major advance of the US economy has been nurtured or facilitated at some point by the active involvement and encouragement of the national government. It's been a partnership - ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 11:07 AM PST with 56 Recommends
So much for being a protected class due to my LGBT status. According to a Supreme Court Justice the right to discriminate supersedes my right to get an education or employment at a religiously based ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 07:48 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
The subject [the Constitution] speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it ...
by samdiener
Comment Count 69 comments on Sat May 07, 2011 at 06:30 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
The founding generation of 1776, waged and won a war for independence. But the revolutionaries who led this war effort did not just seek to separate from England. They sought to establish an ...
by J Edward
Comment Count 56 comments on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM PDT with 66 Recommends
In a few days, the GOP takes formal control of the House, and it seems I'm not alone in taking stock of the situation. As usual, I take the broad view, not into finding the way forward for the ...
by papicek
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 11:22 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I have waited to write this entry until after I could be sure the new demise of the Dream Act was a fact. I would have liked to be wrong on this and see the Dream Act succeed even though it would&...
by Alfredo Martin Bravo de Rueda Espejo
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 29, 2010 at 09:19 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Just to be up front with everyone, this is a repost of a diary from a couple of weeks ago. It withered on the vine, so am reposting. What provokes me to write this is the Tea Party idea that ...
by doc durango
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Dec 22, 2010 at 08:49 PM PST with 16 Recommends
This is the fourth in a series analyzing historian Richard Hofstadter's 1969 book, The Idea of a Party System . During a period when progressives' frustration with the Democratic Party ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 02:10 PM PST with 3 Recommends
This is the second in a series analyzing historian Richard Hofstadter's 1969 book, The Idea of a Party System . During a period when progressives' frustration with the Democratic Party ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 11:13 AM PST with 7 Recommends
This is the first in a series analyzing Richard Hofstadter's The Idea of a Party System . During a period when progressives' frustration with the Democratic Party seeks constructive ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Nov 18, 2010 at 10:19 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Why Do We Have Government? Here are 3 different, influential points of view, given in answer to that question: Why Do We Have Government? -- Without ...
by jamess
Comment Count 57 comments on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 07:57 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Part Three in our MarshallBomb Series In our version of the Duel, Hamiltons beat Burr! I took a break from my vacation in Manhattan to go to ...
by Sam Spencer for County Commissioner
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Oct 05, 2010 at 01:51 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
"Inequality will exist as long as liberty exists," wrote ...
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 303 comments on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 04:01 AM PDT with 173 Recommends
A recent posting on the front page has suggested that liberals who are less enthusiastic about the Second Amendment than they are about the other Amendments in the Bill of Rights are somehow being ...
by journeyman
Comment Count 163 comments on Sun Jul 04, 2010 at 08:43 PM PDT with 24 Recommends