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This is the grave of John Quincy Adams. Born in 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts, as everyone knows Adams grew up at the right hand of his famous revolutionary father, learning and bringing desperately needed skills to the table as a political and diplomatic leader in the United States. He accompanied his father to Europe in […]
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Two Centuries of Compromise

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On September 25, 2020
Bouie has an interesting comparison between the Missouri Compromise in 1820 and what we face in 2020. I’m increasingly believing the best historical analogy is the development of Jim Crow, where white southerners were so angry at the rise of Black political power in Reconstruction and so bitter about the end of slavery that they […]
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Breonna Taylor Open Thread

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On September 24, 2020
As per request, an open thread on the non-indictment of the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor. From the Courier Journal: Former detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, but the charges relate to firing his weapon into the apartments of Taylor’s neighbors, not for shooting the 26-year-old.  Hankison was arrested and […]
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