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An Excerpt from The Last Jeffersonian: The Re-distribution of Wealth Debate in 1894

Since the nation is currently embroiled in talk of socialism and wealth re-distribution, I thought it might be appropriate for me to post an excerpt from my book, … 1,701 more words


Quote of the Day

What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something?

—Grover Cleveland


Frequently Forgotten U.S. President Grover Cleveland

Young Grover Cleveland’s father was a minister, and he learned to be truthful from an early age. In politics Cleveland gained a reputation for reform as the mayor of Buffalo and governor of New York. 239 more words

American History

Did someone say #TBT?

In these sad and ominous days of mad fortune chasing, every patriotic, thoughtful citizen, whether he fishes or not, should lament that we have not among our countrymen more fishermen.*

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Cleveland, Wilson, and Bryan

Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson did not get along. Cleveland was a conservative Democrat, and Wilson was a progressive Democrat. He was not so progressive that he supported women’s suffrage, but he did have an activist theory of presidential leadership. 168 more words


Requiem for a Candidate: George Pataki

December 30, 2015

Another one bites the dust.  George Pataki, a candidate many never realized was in, is now out.  You won’t read many campaign obituaries for a candidate who never cleared 1% in polls, nor raised any money to speak of. 1,626 more words