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Do your duty...(I said duty, hehehe)

Today is my state’s Primary election day and that means it’s time to vote. Now, generally I don’t get all soapbox-y with the politics but I am for just a tick. 333 more words


Presidential Trivia - Ulysses S. Grant

Think you know a lot about the President of the United States?  Let us dig down into the dustbin of history and see what we can find. 619 more words


Frederick Douglass Spoke

Just outside of Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh, New York this rock sits. It commemorates the time that Frederick Douglass came and gave a memorable speech. 168 more words

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"Republicans' Coup de Grace On Voting Rights?": Putting The Interests Of The Republican Party Over The Interests Of Voters

Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case called Evenwel v. Abbott. The case involves an issue of increasing importance to American politics: congressional districting. 761 more words


Obama's Sin of Omission on Civil Rights

Obama just gave a speech on the 150th Anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment.  As usual, he committed the “sin of omission” about who was responsible for passing the Amendment that forever and finally abolished slavery in the United States. 250 more words

Eric Foner on Reconstruction

To kick off the D.C. Historical Studies conference, historian Eric Foner spoke to a very full auditorium at the National Archives last night on “Reconstruction and the Fragility of Democracy.” 632 more words