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The art of toppling a bloated, greedy, dishonest political "boss"

By Victoria Martínez

If history can teach us something right now, it’s that the way to topple a bloated, greedy, inarticulate and dishonest political leader from New York who poses as a populist while perpetuating government cronyism is by revealing him to his base in a way they can understand. 1,732 more words

Boss Tweed

The Chinese Exclusion Act - a documentary

A new film by Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu and scheduled to appear on PBS American Experience in May.

Jean Pfaelzer, who contributes to the film at approximately 4:52, was my graduate professor and advisor at the University of Delaware and inspired me to study this chapter in our history. 81 more words

Thomas Nast

ON THIS DAY: January 15, 2017

January 15th is

National Hat Day *

Fresh-Squeezed Juice Day

Humanitarian Day *

Strawberry Ice Cream Day

World Religion Day *

World Snow Day

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History

January 15, 1919: One If by Treacle

It was midway through the lunch hour on an unseasonably warm day in Boston, Massachusetts. Folks outside taking in the nice weather were the first to hear the loud rumbling sound and feel the ground beneath them shake as if a train were passing by. 284 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Why Does Santa Live at the North Pole?

The simple reason Santa lives at the North Pole? It’s not crowded, there’s room for the reindeer, and people don’t give the elves funny looks. 137 more words

Thomas Nast's passport

I came across this fascinating site from Princeton University’s Graphic Arts blog.

They got a hold of Nast 1860 European passport. Before the Civil War and employment with Harper’s Weekly Nast and as the passport stamps and registry shows, traveled extensively in Europe. 104 more words

Thomas Nast