Fri

25

May

2012

Harry Truman

From delanceyplace.com 5/25/12 - fraud, bloodshed, and votes


Excerpt from Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World

by William Lee Miller by Knopf Hardcover

Release Date: 2012-04-10

 

In today's excerpt - the long, hard road to democracy. Decades ago, and for most of its history, political corruption was endemic in America. And not just in Boss Tweed's old New York and the venal corridors of Tammany Hall, but also the towns of America's heartland. And although Harry Truman was as decent and fair as any American president, he got his start in the rampant fraud and bloodshed of Tom Pendergrast's Kansas City political machine:

 


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Sun

24

Oct

2010

"The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions". Abraham Lincoln's speech to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois

From Delancy Place.com

 

In today's excerpt  - twenty-eight year old Abraham Lincoln's speech to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois.  Titled "The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions," Lincoln's 1838 comments addressed the rampant lynchings that followed the Emancipation Act of 1833, and his belief that America's greatest dangers came not from abroad but from within:

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Mon

18

Oct

2010

President's Schedule: Picture of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

Photostream: September in Full

Check out behind the scenes photos from September 2010.

Photo of the Day

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk along the Colonnade of the White House, Sept. 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Thu

23

Sep

2010

China<>Japan - President Obama's schedule for Sept. 23, 2010

From email received: info@messages.whitehouse.gov which contains the President's daily schedule.  The important parts are marked in red.  Are they connected with thread: China Takes a Sharper Tone in Its Dispute With Japan?

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Thu

09

Sep

2010

Harry Truman

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