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The Sage of Monticello

On February 17th, 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected the third president of the United States, bringing about the first peaceful transfer of power from one…

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Limbaugh’s Legacy of Lies

(Originally Published as “GOP-A-GANDA” in November, 2011) In a week filled with news including Jerry Sandusky’s horrible habits, Cairo’s own million man march and the…

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The Sunday Driver, S2, E2: A Deadly Game of Inches

A Good, chilly Monday Afternoon to all. In honor of the Father of our Country, and the Rail-splitter himself, and as courts, banks and some…

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Madiba, Father of the Nation

On this day in 1990, the South African government of President F.W. de Klerk releases Nelson Mandela from prison. Shortly after his release, Mandela was…

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Justice Delayed for Medgar Evers

On February 5th, 1994, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted for the 1963 murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Evers had…

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Abolition Codified

On January 31, 1865, the US House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution by a vote of 119-56, abolishing slavery in the…

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