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:
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:
Photostream: September in Full
behind the scenes photos from September 2010.
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)
From email received: email@example.com 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?