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Buttons

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On November 8, 2016

I got nothing this morning. It’s just a waiting game now, unless you are getting people out to vote, which makes you awesome. But here’s some of the great campaign buttons of American pres

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That Richard Nixon. What leadership he showed signing environmental legislation that passed the House 421-4 or whatever. That’s the sign of a true liberal. America’s great environmentalist president! And when he wasn’t doing that or finding other ways to advance liberalism like burglarizing the office of his opponent or rewarding the worst elements of the […]
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Travels with Erik (II)

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On May 30, 2015
So I’m at the Fighting Inequality conference in DC, which is mostly a labor history conference. I see a paper by a young scholar you many know named Steven Attewell and it’s really good. I give a paper saying the IWW free speech fights were a disaster and it goes over well with the right […]

Nixon on Hillary

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On April 9, 2015

Above: The two kindest, gentlest men in American history. What did Richard Nixon think of Hillary Clinton? Well, this is probably about the easiest question in the world to answer. Mr. Nixon praised B

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The Happiest Place on Earth

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On November 8, 2014
They say that Orange County is home to the Happiest Place on Earth. For most people, that’s Disneyland. For a cynical left-wing historian, it is the Nixon Library. When I visited Orange County last month, it was my top priority to visit, way more than the beach (which was nice too). I was not disappointed. […]

Nixon on Panda Sex

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On July 28, 2014

I’m not saying this is on the level of LBJ ordering pants, but Richard Nixon talking about panda mating patterns is not something you expected to hear when you woke up this morning. And look, he

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