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Robert, Louis, and Woodrow

In 1912 Republican Robert M. La Follette, Sr. was the senior U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.  He was an agrarian populist progressive.  In his quest for the Presidency he enjoyed extensive regional support.  269 more words

Biography

Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel (Shapira)

When our daughter asked me who Ben-Gurion was, I showed her the subtitle of the book and she said, “Wow. That couldn’t have been an easy job.” And she is right. 249 more words

Books

WSYW: SCOTUS Mt. Rushmore

Last week’s edition of What Say You Wednesday asked for your Mt. Rushmore  of U.S. Supreme Court justices.  The results are in.  Alphabetically:

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Louis Brandeis Quote

THE LOGIC OF WORDS SHOULD YIELD TO THE LOGIC OF REALITIES.

— LOUIS BRANDEIS

The Balfour Declaration 7: Clandestine Plots Scupper A Peace Initiative

Conscious that the final resolution to the war would be critical to the Zionist claims on Palestine, their British and American leaders became increasingly involved in a secretive network aimed at influencing government policy. 2,680 more words

President Woodrow Wilson

The Balfour Declaration 6: Embraced by the Secret Elite

Chaim Weizmann had a valuable friend, the journalist and editor, C.P. Scott. Later the proprietor of the Manchester Guardian, Scott was an Oxford-educated man of staunch Liberal leanings. 1,555 more words

Alfred Milner

"If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."

“If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.”

— Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice, statesman, political figure, Dissenting, Olmstead v.

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