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Why The Donald?

There’s not much that conservative and progressive intellectuals can agree on. But one thing unites thinkers across the culture-war divide these days: Why do so many people like Donald Trump? 384 more words

In The News

Robert Penn Warren: Author and Civil Rights Activist

Important Works

  • All the King’s Men
  • Promises: Poems, 1954-1956
  • Audubon: A Vision
  • Now and Then: Poems, 1976-1978
  • Who Speaks for the Negro?
  • Segregation: The Inner Conflict in the South…
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Books

The Social Security Act Turns Eighty Today: A Wolfsonian-FIU Library Reflection

Today marks the eightieth anniversary of the signing by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt of the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935. To mark the occasion, today’s blog post will consider the origins and history of that federal program that has benefited many millions of Americans over the span of eight decades. 1,156 more words

Great Depression

The New Populists

People want to get the money out of politics. A lot of them do, anyway, and that’s the appeal of some of these presidential candidates we’re seeing. 1,211 more words

SHOTS HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD

June 5th in history:

Only two U.S. Senators have been assassinated while in office.  One was Huey Long of Louisiana.  The other was Robert F. Kennedy, shot on June 5th, 1968, just moments after giving a victory speech at a Los Angeles hotel on the night he won the California presidential primary. 164 more words

Today In History

Huey Long On Sharing The Wealth

“None shall be too big; None shall be too poor.”

Huey Long speaks passionately about income inequality and the wealthy in the United States. December 1934.

Politics

LSU students march on State Capitol in protest to higher education budget cuts: but Jindal out of state (as usual)

It’s funny in a sick, perverted kind of way when you think about it.

Come to think of it though, that’s entirely appropriate; the Bobby Jindal administration has been nothing but seven years of sick, perverted exercises in futility and failed policies. 1,102 more words

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