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Donald Trump has been playing around with this for some time, but his call last night for Congress to pass a bill allowing Cabinet agencies to fire workers they consider disloyal to the current regime is effectively a call to repeal the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883, which ended the Spoils System of […]

Tomb Raiding

On May 13, 2014

The James Garfield tomb is perhaps my favorite example of Gilded Age hyperbolic self-memorialization. This amazing building mythologizes our 20th president and his incalculable contributions to the na


In General
On July 3, 2013
In this day of modern technology, you can follow the Battle of Gettysburg minute by minute 150 years later. You can follow the War of 1812 200 years later. And now you can follow updates on the health of James Garfield, 122 years after he was shot. Act accordingly. In other obscure Gilded Age president […]
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