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When you push a fifth generation southerner to run for president, stuff that makes people uncomfortable just might pop out…

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Oops, she did it again. Palin mangles Cold War history

Come on, Sarah.

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(Video) Rachel @Maddow on how Obama stopped the rightward drift of the center

Great segment by Rachel last night, on just how far to the right the American “center” has drifted since the days of Dwight Eisenhower, and how President Obama in his state of the union speech pulled it back. Visit msnbc.com … Continue reading

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April 19 in history: the valiant and the venal

In Miami, this month marks the 30th anniversary of the Mariel boatlift, a month-long exodus that brought some 125,000 Cubans to U.S. shores, courtesy of some bungling by the Carter administration, and some sinister maneuvers by Fidel Castro. But April … Continue reading

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Haiti’s tragic history

For Haiti, tragedy didn’t begin on January 12. Haiti is a country with a history that is at once glorious, and horrifying, enduring one of the most brutal periods of slavery in the Caribbean, then then throwing off the French … Continue reading

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