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1884 & 2016: Private vs. Public Immorality

By Ryan S. Walters

The 2016 presidential race was shaken up recently with the leak of private audio revealing that Republican nominee Donald Trump said something vulgar 11 years ago as a private citizen in what he thought was a private setting. 1,047 more words

National Politics

History of the Clothespin Vote

Americans have a need to inflate the importance… of the times in which they live.  This is best illustrated by the hyperbole we attach to each Presidential election.  290 more words


Mele for the Claudine, the vessel that carried the commission of annexationists to Washington DC, 1893.


Kaulana mai nei Kelaudina
Ahailono o ka poe pakaha
Nau i lawe aku na komisina
O ke aupuni kuloko o Hawaii
Hopuhopualulu e ka hele’na… 242 more words


1,000 Views and Counting!


Thank you for participating with us at The Amateur Society. We have now reached over 1,000 views on this blog! In today’s world where thing are measured in billions and trillions that doesn’t seem like a whole lot, but it certainly does to me. 208 more words


Hillary Clinton's health is fine - focus on the real issues

I’m not a doctor, so this is not a medical diagnosis. But it is a reminder that we need to keep things in perspective. And when it comes to Hillary Clinton, part of that perspective is the fact that, when she was First Lady, her husband asked her to take on some policy duties and because she was a strong, intelligent, outspoken woman, conservatives went apeshit and have spent the last 30 years attacking her for having the audacity of not knowing “her place.” 182 more words

Politics, Law & Government

Manic Monday Labor the Masses

The creamer in my coffee is congealed and has left an unsightly ring around the middle of my Harry Potter mug. I have 42 unanswered emails and another 14 phone calls to return.

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