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Book Review

Meacham, Jon, Thomas Jefferson; The Art of Power, Random                       House, New York, 2012.  ISBN 978-0679-64536-8

     Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham is swept away by the flood of shoddy Jefferson scholarship in his latest book, … 360 more words


Steve Fraser: The Politics of Debt in America: From Debtor's Prison to Debtor Nation

Debt is driving this system of auto-cannibalism which, by every measure of social wellbeing, is relentlessly turning a developed country into an underdeveloped one.

By Steve Fraser  

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Corporate Empire

Washington, D.C.

There was something perfect about the overcast sky, the stern joggers making their loops around the gilded bronze features of the National Mall.

Washinton D.C. feels electric- like the constant drone of a power line high above your head. 191 more words

October 20, 1823: Birth of John Rose Leal; 1803: Louisiana Purchase Ratified; 1818: Oregon Territory Acquired

October 20, 1823: Birth of John Rose Leal. John Rose Leal was born on October 20, 1823 (or possibly 1825 or 1827) in Meredith, Delaware County, New York. 1,551 more words


Compact or Collectivism

By Al Benson Jr.

Underneath all the national anger in the country over Comrade Obama’s supposed ineptitude (I think much of it is by design rather than ineptness) there also simmers a strong disagreement over just how we should interpret the Constitution. 1,260 more words

I am a greater believer in luck!!!

“I’m a greater believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”
– Thomas Jefferson

Posted by Damian @8wDee.com.


Unexpected Consequensces: Emargoes in the Early 1800s

Thomas Jefferson’s Embargo Act of 1807 did not work out the way he had planned. The restricted flow of British goods entering the United States spurred the development of U.S. 608 more words