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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 17, 2015
August 17, 1998: President Bill Clinton Acknowledges an Affair With a White House Intern
“Clinton’s behavior in the Lewinsky matter has been consistent with the conduct of his presidency.”
August 10, 2015
August 10, 1874: Herbert Hoover is Born
“The only man in the United States who thoroughly understands this moloch of a machine to which we are all inextricably hitched is Hoover.”
August 9, 2015
August 9, 1974: Richard Nixon Resigns
“The debate on Watergate has been a profoundly educative experience and it will continue for a long time.”
August 7, 2015
August 7, 1912: The Progressives Nominate Teddy Roosevelt for a Third Term as President
“He uses words that are ludicrously meaningless.”
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July 30, 2015
July 30, 1965: LBJ Signs Medicare Into Law
Was it really a “sweeping new departure in American social legislation”?
July 26, 2015
July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman Desegregates the US Military
“Russia's race-equality doctrines create far more serious psychological and propaganda difficulties for the army than did the self-defeating racism of Nazi Germany.”
July 16, 2015
This Is the Real Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party
It’s not Bernie vs. Hillary, as the media would have it. It’s de Blasio vs. Cuomo.
July 14, 2015
With the Nuclear Deal, the US and Iran Start a New Chapter
Diplomacy prevailed over warmongering. But reactionary forces on all sides are still trying to scuttle the deal.
July 14, 2015
Is Russia Really ‘the Greatest Threat’ to US National Security?
Ashton Carter, Victoria Nuland, and Gen. Joseph Dunford want us to think so.