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21 Feb 2020, 7:41 am by Gene Takagi
See Frontline article here.]David Callahan: Gates, 2000: Gives $20B+ to foundation while battling DOJ anti-trust suit. [read post]
20 Feb 2020, 2:28 pm by Jackie McDermott
It comes close to what Benjamin Franklin identified as the virtue of resolution, to resolve to reform what you ought, the ought being defined outside of you. . . . [read post]
17 Feb 2020, 9:52 am by Sandy Levinson
Steve Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have written a justifiably much-discussed book on "How Democracies Die," but it's worth attending to the oft-quoted statement from Benjamin Franklin that we established a "republic," and the question was whether we could in fact keep it. [read post]
3 Feb 2020, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar and Evan Caminker
Dershowitz also claims support from a jurist-playing-advocate, former Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Curtis, who advanced a similar view while spearheading President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment defense. [read post]
26 Jan 2020, 9:01 pm by Joseph Margulies
” We worship their words and battle over their meaning. [read post]
24 Jan 2020, 1:10 pm by NCC Staff
Below is a round-up of the latest from the “Battle for the Constitution:” a special project on the constitutional debates in American life, in partnership with The Atlantic. [read post]
15 Jan 2020, 10:00 am by ernst
EckertWest Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, Economy, and Culture in the BorderlandsFebruary 10-Amy OffnerSorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Development States in the AmericasFebruary 24-Lawrence GlickmanFree Enterprise: An American HistoryMarch 2-Amy AronsonCrystal Eastman: A Revolutionary LifeMarch 9-Duncan WhiteCold Warriors: Writers Who waged the Literary Cold WarMarch 16-Giuliana ChamedesA Twentieth-Century Crusade: The Vatican's Battle to… [read post]
15 Jan 2020, 5:14 am by SHG
It went to war over it at Berkeley, in Skokie, in a thousand other battles, protests and causes. [read post]
12 Jan 2020, 9:30 pm by Karen Tani
The campaign to prosecute dissenting Americans under the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 ignited the first battle over the Bill of Rights. [read post]
25 Dec 2019, 9:06 pm by Series of Essays
The Need for Vaccine Regulation Overhaul August 15, 2019 | Benjamin A. [read post]
12 Dec 2019, 12:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
President Lincoln’s historic Gettysburg Address soon followed the battle. [read post]
12 Dec 2019, 12:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
President Lincoln’s historic Gettysburg Address soon followed the battle. [read post]
10 Dec 2019, 7:50 am by Guest
I was convinced that documentarians played fast-and-loose in matching up images or film footage with their subject, and since I was having a hard time finding just the right images, I used this one to illustrate a generic Revolutionary War battle:My history teacher pointed out—correctly—that this painting was “The Death of General Wolfe,” Benjamin West’s painting commemorating the 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham (Quebec) during the French and… [read post]
29 Nov 2019, 5:01 am by Unknown
That’s the way it was in Philadelphia when Benjamin Franklin introduced the idea of community firefighting. [read post]
8 Nov 2019, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
National/Federal A Conspiracy of Hunches: Roger Stone trial set to start this week San Francisco Chronicle – Devlin Barrett, Spencer Hsu, and Manuel Roig-Franzia (Washington Post) | Published: 11/4/2019 Roger Stone is on trial in federal court, where prosecutors plan to dive back into an episode of political chicanery, alleged lies, and conspiratorial texts that parallels the nascent impeachment inquiry into his longtime friend President Trump. [read post]
7 Nov 2019, 12:56 pm by Howard Bashman
“These lawyers battle corporate America — and keep its secrets; Plaintiff attorneys portray themselves as champions of court transparency for the broader public good, but in many big product liability cases, their interests perpetuate a system that keeps potentially life-saving information hidden”: Jaimi Dowdell and Benjamin Lesser of Reuters have this report. [read post]
16 Oct 2019, 12:31 pm by Daniel Shaviro
There are well-known studies by the likes of Martin Gilens, Larry Bartels, Benjamin Page, etc., suggesting that the policy views of the 99% have startlingly little influence on actual policy choices in Washington.However, there is a different reason why the paper’s line of argument might be politically efficacious. [read post]
3 Oct 2019, 1:47 pm by Michel Paradis
If the president is due to face a reelection battle in less than a year, why bother with impeachment? [read post]