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Democrat urges Congress pass legislation in “eight critical areas”

This might surprise you. It surprised me. Harry Truman said the state of the nation worried him. The Republicans and a number of southern democrats were trying “to fool the people with poppy cock.” Truman urged Congress to reconvene, in … Continue reading

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The best op piece today: “Why Mistranslation Matters”

In the New York Times (last page opinion section — it should have been more to the front) Mark Polizzotti tells a couple of stories that really startled me. Brace yourselves, because our knowledge about famous statements is wrong. For … Continue reading

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