Tag Archives: History

Nepotism. It’s not a new thing.

Nepotism is nothing new in the White House. In fact, prior to legislation in 1967 (passed in response to John F. Kennedy appointing his brother attorney general) the practice of favoritism was far more widespread. The only reason that Trump … Continue reading

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Move over adults…

The young adults of Parkland have given me something I haven’t felt in a while: hope. Thank you, I needed that. Your untethered, articulate voices are an inspiration. By definition, you may be children, but your reaction to the devastation … Continue reading

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Library Lust

I remember the tiny library in Martin, South Dakota, where I grew up. The books I wanted were on the first of two aisles, eye-level.┬áThe Black Stallion Series┬áby Walter Farley. My first career goal: jockey. A dream blasted by the … Continue reading

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The Dawes Act (i.e. stealing from Native Americans)

On this day in 1887, Grover Cleveland signed the Dawes Act, also called the General Allotment Act, which split up reservations held communally by Native American tribes into smaller units and distributed these units to individuals within the tribe constituted … Continue reading

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