From the daily archives: Friday, October 21, 2016

Donald Trump, the fantasy billionaire who bullied, talked over, and near the end of the third and final presidential debate, held in Las Vegas Wednesday night, interrupted Hillary Clinton for the umpteenth time, calling her “such a nasty woman,” mopped the floor with his crazy self in the duo’s final face off of this election cycle.

The man whose small head and small hands look like they were Photoshoped onto someone elses overweight body, was judged by some talking TV heads to have delivered his best effort of his three debates. It exceeded, if that was possible, his scary performance […]

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In 1948 when the top 50 elite reporters were asked about the outcome of the presidential election between Thomas Dewey, the popular Republican Governor of New York, and Harry Truman, the tailor turned senator from Missouri who suddenly found himself president when Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in office early in his fourth term, all of them said Dewey would win.

In maybe the most famous political reversal of fortune ever, Dewey lost. The iconic picture from the day shows a smiling Harry Truman holding up an early copy of the Chicago Daily Tribune’s front page headline declaring “Dewey Defeats Truman.”


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by Denis Smith

George Santayana, help us remind forgetful Americans that if we can’t remember the past, we’re doomed yet again to repeat it.

In the midst of all of the WikiLeaks buzz, it’s apparent we’ve forgotten our past history, and the amnesia Americans are suffering from needs an intervention to help clear our national memory. While so much has occurred in our country in the past four decades, here is a reminder that there are two constants in the present that seem alive and well from part of our sometimes inglorious past: election years and Republican win-at-all-costs tactics.

Let’s […]

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