Freak Shows and Patent Medicines During the Great Depression

By: Saturday August 16, 2014 4:00 pm

Imagine a world without newspapers, electricity or central heat. Imagine a world without television. If you can think of a world where all communication was by word of mouth, that was our world, during the Great Depression in the small farming community in Missouri.

 

Jim DeMint Makes Odd Claims About History of Slavery

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 11:34 am

Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, now head of the Heritage Foundation, has an interesting version of the history of slavery in America or least how it ended. According to DeMint the federal government played no role in ending slavery. DeMint claimed the “move to free the slaves came from the people, it did not come from the federal government.”

For DeMint, the ending of slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation amidst the American Civil War was somehow a cultural victory for limited government and Christian conservatives.

America’s Untold Story – As Told By Oliver Stone

By: Monday January 21, 2013 4:00 pm

America’s Untold History by Oliver Stone has been running on Showtime. Stone goes into fairly good detail and the series begins with WWII, though to me he could have easily gone back to WWI or even the Civil War to show how much our wars of conquest – and make no mistake they have been wars of conquest – have been influenced by, supported by and funded by Wall Street, corporate America and the banks.

A very rough balancing out of American History.

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 1:30 am

It may not be the best way, but not appealing the decision on DADT is just a just way to overturn a wrong-headed discriminatory policy.

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