Category Archives: History

Borne Back Ceaselessly Into the Past

Yesterday, Oct. 3, 2011, the S&P 500 closed at 1,099.23. Exactly three years ago, on Oct. 3, 2008, the S&P 500 closed at 1,099.23. Freakonomics Things are not much improved, things are much the same. If we ignore the mortgage … Continue reading

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It’s A Shame the Government Saved GM, That Company Was Doomed to Failure…

G.M. Earnings Climb 89% One of the greatest farces in American politics is conservative ideology is better for business. Now, of course, a reinvigorated GM is so popular in the Midwest, that the regional Republican leaders who piled on President … Continue reading

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Some People From 1780s Still Alive According to Arizona State Senate President Pearce

PEARCE: U.S. history, most of us weren’t around when the Constitution was written. But you remember we kind of existed before Congress, the states. We created the Congress, we created the federal government, by compact. Do you know what existed … Continue reading

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Can We Repeat Truman’s Accomplishment?

On this day in 1941, the Senate by unanimous consent created a special investigative committee charged with stamping out waste, corruption and profiteering in the U.S. defense industry, which had moved into high gear as World War II swept across … Continue reading

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President Reagan Was A Tax Increaser

He cut taxes when the economy was bad and raised them when it was better, to keep budget deficits from exploding. Modern conservatives who foam at the mouth over tax increases should remember that. Legislation Billions of Dollars Tax Equity … Continue reading

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Awesome!

Following his discovery, Priebus directed RNC staffers to inform top Republicans of the error and explain that it was Eisenhower, not Reagan, who carefully managed the nation’s prosperity, warned citizens of the military-industrial complex’s growing influence, and led the country … Continue reading

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Judge Vinson is Forgetting His History

At another point, he says that the Founders who rebelled against a tea tax would not “have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place.” Slate In July of … Continue reading

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Obama Has Spent the Most on Defense in 60 Years – Adjusted for Inflation

While all Cold War Republican presidents but Reagan, including the Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower who cut defense spending by 28% over his tenure, saw it fit to cut defense spending (and during the Cold War! oh how modern Republicans … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts Built the Modern Republican Party, Discredited Texas Model or No, Full Steam Ahead

The only thing that let Gov. Rick Perry get away, temporarily, with claims of a surplus was the fact that Texas enacts budgets only once every two years, and the last budget was put in place before the depth of … Continue reading

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Evidence: 8-0. Slavery Was the Reason for South Carolina’s Secession

The upcoming year of 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the US Civil War. An analysis on the origins of South Carolina’s secession from the Union in 1860, namely that slavery was the only reason for it, … Continue reading

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