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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

War Propaganda Always Wins

Remember the Maine. And the Lusitania. And Pearl Harbor. And Kuwaiti babies being thrown from incubators. Stop the dreaded Huns. And the evil Krauts. And the dirty sneaky rotten Japs. 1,229 more words

Stan Burman reblogged this on California freelance paralegal and commented:

I remember watching a video on YouTube where Huey Long describes the two parties and states that "The only difference that I found between the Democratic leadership and the Republican leadership was that one of them was skimming from the ankle up and the other was skimming from the ear down."

A Horse

Excerpted from Huey Long by T. Harry Williams, ©1969:

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Posters advertise the dramatization of Sinclair Lewis’ ‘It Can’t Happen Here.’
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Charlotte M. Canning, University of Texas at Austin

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