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Day 1875: Tipping Point

At this point in my posts, I often define my terms.

tip·ping point

the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change.

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Personal Growth

“American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.”

—Joseph McCarthy.

Thought For Today

December 9, 1958: Taking Down the Names of Everybody Turning Left

Initially founded with only 11 lonely crackpots, the organization had by the early 1960s grown to nearly 100,000, each and every one of them searching nearby haystacks for concealed Communists.  256 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) & ACLU Co-Founder Arthur Hays

2 interviews on Reel America this weekend – to mark the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Cold War “Red Scare.” Saturday at 10pm & Sunday at 4pm ET on C-SPAN3


November 13, 1953: When Red, Red Robin Comes Bobbin' Along

In the early 50s, folks worked themselves up into a real dither searching for Bolsheviks here, there, wherever they may be hiding. There was a commie round every corner; any person you met might be a secret pinko, hoping to lead you down the slippery slope to socialism and the dreaded one world. 469 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Jackie Ormes, the FBI, and "Patty-Jo 'n' Ginger"

A few months ago, I wrote about Jackie Ormes’ Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger single panel gags that appeared in the Pittsburgh Courier. In preparation for a talk I am giving on comics and race, I started looking back at some of these panels and read Nancy Goldstein’s and Deborah Whaley’s discussions of Ormes and her various comic strips and panels. 1,002 more words

American Literature


********Watch Good Night and Good Luck. The library has copies of the movie. You also can watch it online at https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Good+Night+and+Good+Luck

(When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. 220 more words

Academic Writing