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More black Republicans?

I like to play with alternative history.

In recent decades, most African-Americans haven’t voted Republican. Part of the problem started with presidential candidate Barry Goldwater’s opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Richard Nixon’s famous “Southern Strategy.” 119 more words



Anyone remember Grantland Rice? “It’s not about winning… It’s about how you play the game”.

That’s how we used to feel about our national pastime. Beisbol — not Futbol — at… 481 more words


Lost and Found - November 14th Edition

What to remember about November 14th…

  • 1765  American inventor Robert Fulton is born (d. 1815); developed 1st commercial steamboat and 1st practical submarine
  • 1888  American journalist Elizabeth Jane “Nellie Bly” Cochran begins her successful attempt to travel around the world in 80 days…
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Quotes 11/11/16

Have a safe and peaceful Veterans Day!!

Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

A Quote A Day

A Lesson from the Past: Trump & Schwarzenegger

While I was watching the election results it came to me: Donald Trump is to the United States as Arnold Schwarzenegger was to California. Arnold became governor after the citizens of California voted to recall Gray Davis way back in 2003. 912 more words

On Chronology in History

In last month’s issue of Foreign Affairs, there is a review of what looks a fascinating book, Henry Petroski’s The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure… 353 more words


This Week in History Oct. 31- Nov. 6

Compiled by: Taison Farrington

October 31

“On this day in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation.” ( 169 more words