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Weekly Note: Building your political opinion

The constitutional establishment of America is so exception in human history, that many of us lucky enough to live in her midst, inside her cocoon, have lost this perspective. 301 more words

Constitutional Republic

The Commission For Relief In Belgium 3: The Well-Connected American

Hoover the ‘humanitarian’ re-branded himself in the first weeks of the Great War as the saviour of the many thousands of Americans stranded on the wrong side of the Atlantic by the unexpected outbreak of war in Europe in August 1914. 1,846 more words

Sir Edward Grey

Remembering the Eastland Disaster on its 100th Anniversary

This is from Mental Floss.

This disaster happened one hundred years ago yesterday.

I do not recall ever hearing of the Easton Disaster. 

At around 6 a.m. 572 more words

Rodney's Ride


On Sea Stories Tuesday, Dave celebrates the birthday of one of his best friends with a couple of… well.. sea stories from their time on USS Michigan. 145 more words

News & Notes

Who was Alice Paul?

Alice Paul was a leading suffragist who led the push for a federal amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote but chances are you’ve never heard for her. 1,012 more words

Women's History

Flag Day In America, 2015

Flag Day In America, 2015.

President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 stated in a proclamation,

Let us on that day rededicate ourselves to the nation, one and inseparable’ from which every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty, and right shall be excluded and in which we shall stand with united hearts, for an America which no man can corrupt, no influence draw away from its ideals, no force divide against itself — a nation signally distinguished among all the nations of mankind for its clear, individual conception alike of its duties and its privileges, its obligations and its rights.”

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