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"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies"*...

As if things weren’t weird enough…

By a number of political measures, this year bears an uncanny resemblance to the transformative 1896 presidential election… It pitted Republican William McKinley against Democrat William Jennings Bryan.

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Is history about to rhyme?

The quote “History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes” is usually attributed to Mark Twain. Whether he actually wrote or said it is up for debate; no matter, most reasonable people accept the notion. 524 more words


More Historical Rhymes and Dissonances

by Bob Schoone-Jongen.

The headlines are telling me our next president will be either the shape-shifting incarnation of Satan or a Mussolini from Queens. Boys and girls, can you spell, “Apocalypse of St. 1,080 more words


Spring Fever

Letter transcription:

Kentland, March 22, 62

Dear David

Thank you so much for your good letters, which are always so welcome and so much enjoyed. No, dear, you have never sent a duplicate card. 485 more words


My Presidential Choice

I periodically get asked who should be in the White House.

Since I’m a policy wonk rather than a political pundit, I generally sidestep the question. 1,218 more words


Cleveland Shirt

Thomas Nast cartoon picturing a Tammany Hall Tiger hampered by Grover Cleveland’s uncompromising honesty and independence from political bosses, 1882.

24th June - On This Day In History


1947 Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)


1908 Grover Cleveland (22nd and 24th US President)

On This Day:

1441 Eton College founded 

Have a good Friday, 24th June… 8 more words