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Richard Kreitner edits
s archives blog, “Back Issues.”
Today 6:00 am
August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina Strikes the Gulf Coast
“Faith-based disaster relief is no substitute for an effective, organized, rapid government response.”
Yesterday 6:00 am
August 28, 1963: The March on Washington
“After the civil-rights issue has been won, as it will be—that is, after all legally sanctioned forms of Jim Crow discrimination have been removed—what then?”
Books and Ideas
August 27, 2015
August 27, 1963: W.E.B. Du Bois Dies
“A society based on money values may reject such a man as scornfully as one based on the tradition of slavery, but a society based upon character and culture will always welcome him.”
August 26, 2015
Give Trump This: The 14th Amendment Has Been Working Overtime
How healthy is it to found a democracy on this one slender reed?
August 26, 2015
August 26, 1920: The 19th Amendment Goes Into Effect, Granting Women the Vote
“The votes of women cast intelligently in the struggle against the present sick economic order may make considerable difference.”
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August 25, 2015
August 25, 2009: Ted Kennedy Dies
“The last of the three Kennedy brothers came on in and fought the good fight and fought it well.”
Arts and Entertainment
August 24, 2015
August 24, 1891: Thomas Edison Receives a Patent for His Movie Camera, the Kinetograph
“Members of society saw themselves in moving-pictures last night and enjoyed the novelty immensely.”
August 23, 2015
August 23: Sacco and Vanzetti Are Executed in Massachusetts (1927); AND the Hitler-Stalin Pact Is Signed (1939)
Is this the single darkest day on the calendar for the international left?
August 22, 2015
August 22, 1996: Bill Clinton Ends Welfare As We Know It
“The death knell of any government-supported vision of an equitable, egalitarian America.”
August 21, 2015
August 21, 1940: Leon Trotsky Dies
“The blood feud between the two revolutionaries went on to the end.”