In 1859, then President James Buchanan called the rise in hostility between the North and the South “an incurable disease in the public mind”. Historian Thomas Flemming took that to mean that the Civil War was becoming inevitable even though it may not have been necessary to bring about the end of slavery in this country. 1,228 more words
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Wall Street Journal — After victory in court, conservative activists talk on the record for the first time about their 21-month ordeal.
The John Doe investigation of Wisconsin conservatives collapsed last week with a powerful decision from the Wisconsin Supreme Court that called state prosecutors’ theory of campaign-finance law “unconstitutional” and “unsupported in either reason or law.” But the legal exoneration shouldn’t pass without noting the hardship the secret probe imposed on its targets and on political debate in Wisconsin. 34 more words
If you think today’s political arguments are entertaining and funny then you should watch the founding father’s argument on deciding which bird to choose for the seal. 11 more words