Month: February 2012

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Empty stadiums, then and now

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On February 25, 2012
On June 21, 1948, Life magazine ran a gleeful series of photos ridiculing Harry Truman’s famous don’t-call-it-a-campaign-trip campaign trip through the West — a tour that was widely mocked by his adversaries but which actually had the effect of reviving his fortunes at a time when many within his party were scouting about for a […]

Official LGM Endorsement

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On February 24, 2012
Elizabeth Warren for Senate!: MAYBE YOU saw the pictures. Five middle-age men seated at a congressional hearing table to discuss freedom of religion and contraception. And not a single woman was on the panel. Unbelievable. Do you think Congress would ever have a hearing on prostate cancer and only have women speak? Of course not. […]

A Couple?

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On February 24, 2012

I can see the fierce opposition to upper-class tax hikes; it would be pretty rough for an individual to get by on just one Cadillac. In other news, Mittens is a huge, huge liar. Share

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On this date in 1912, the police force of Lawrence, Massachusetts brutally beat a group of children and their mothers as the children attempted to board a train to stay with union supporters in Philadelphia. This tactic, which had brought much attention to the textile workers’ cause, infuriated the mill owners who ordered the police […]

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On February 24, 2012

Ryan Braun’s suspension has been overturned. As is generally the case with drug warriors, MLB is furious that pesky things like “due process” and “checks to ensure that evidenc

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