Posted in History Politics

Nixon’s Abuse and Congress Doing Their Job

On this day in 1974, President Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation from office “effective at noon tomorrow,” the first American President to date to…

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Posted in History Human Interest

Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters

On this day 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears from lunch at the Machus…

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Posted in Election 2020 Politics

Deliberate, Shameful and In Plain Sight

Let’s be very clear here. This was no slip of the tongue or finger. This was no off-the-cuff rant. What this president wrote and said…

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Posted in History Politics

The Brokered 1960 DNC Convention

On this day in 1960, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts is nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party Convention, defeating among others fellow…

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Posted in Civil Rights History

Civil Rights is Still a Struggle

A half-century later, race-based politics ushered in a man committed to inequality, kleptocracy, self-dealing and ignorance. Notwithstanding, in 2020, the quaint notions of liberty, equality, decency and humanity may still reemerge in a 243-year-old nation which so often insists on behaving like an adolescent.

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Posted in History Human Interest Social Issues Women's Issues

Title IX

On this day in 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, is…

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