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Category: History
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Link @kevinmkruse 8/1/2019 8
Speaking of Ronald Reagan's views on civil rights and race in the 1960s, I just found a profile of him from Look Magazine, right before he won the 1966 gubernatorial election in California.
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Link @djrothkopf 7/28/2019 25
While we have been called the United States of America since September 9, 1776, that unity has always been more a dream than a reality.
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Link @djrothkopf 7/20/2019 20
we watched, mesmerized, as men first walked on the moon.
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Link @kevinmkruse 7/18/2019 14
Sure, let's take a look at the Republican Party's stance on the Confederacy today.
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Link @drgjackbrown 7/15/2019 5
Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau -dbciii
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Link @kevinmkruse 7/8/2019 6
MESSAGE FOR FOLKS WHO FLUNKED US HISTORY IN HIGH SCHOOL: KK is right, of course, and the MAGAts keep feeding each other swill thinking it will convince those who don't like swill to like it -dbciii
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Link @teri_kanefield 7/6/2019 20
I’ve argued that MAGA means “Take America Back to the days of robber Barrons & white male supremacy.”
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Link @kevinmkruse 7/5/2019 25
THREAD OF THREADS.
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Link @yappelbaum 7/5/2019 6
I’m a little baffled by the Revolutionary War section of the president’s (generally anodyne) speech yesterday. He has a professional speechwriting team. Why can’t they get the timeline right?
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Link @yappelbaum 7/3/2019 9
The Fourth of July was once a raucous, avowedly partisan, boozy occasion—so how did it become a celebratory civic gathering?
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Link @kevinmkruse 7/2/2019 15
a "mini-course" on modern American political history ok, I'm gonnaa have to go preserve every one of these I don't already have -dbciii
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/30/2019 9
No, in that very interview, Lee Atwater says quite clearly that there *used* to be a racist southern strategy in the 1960s but then claims they didn't use it in the 1980 campaign.
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Link @davidfrum 6/29/2019 12
This reminds me of a historical incident ... Twitter thread upcoming, I'll try not to be long-winded
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/28/2019 22
First of all, yes, the Democratic Party *was* the party of slavery and segregation for most of the 19th century and the early 20th century. And yes, the Republican Party in Lincoln's era was the party of civil rights! Excellent textbook. Study it and then don't ever let a republican claim some racial high ground again. -dbciii
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/25/2019 26
Kevin Williamson has responded to my thread about how segregationist Democrats of the 1960s and 1970s were roundly regarded as conservatives by just pretending that we were actually talking about the 1930s the whole time.
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/24/2019 13
Thanks to the trolls in my mentions, I see Kevin Williamson is back at it in the pages of @NRO.
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/24/2019 7
You know who thought Southern Democrats were conservative? The head of the Republican National Committee, who went down to Birmingham in 1952 to make the case that the Dixiecrats had a natural home in the GOP and should switch. You know who else? ME! I am old enough to remember before the Southern Strategy. -dbciii
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/22/2019 11
Thanks to the trolls in my mentions, I see Kevin Williamson is back at it in the pages of @NRO.
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Link @soychicka 6/21/2019 9
Well, this is something I didn't expect to run across when trying to find someone that sells pawpaw fruit products:
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/19/2019 15
A history lesson *is* warranted. Senators James Eastland and Herman Talmadge were southern *conservatives*— as were other segregationists, in both parties.
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Link @mollymckew 6/18/2019 8
When news cycle is consumed by uselessness (say, Trump rally), I watch random documentaries as I write. Today is about WWII air war over Europe & 8th Air Force.
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Link @yappelbaum 6/17/2019 5
If you think that politics is solely about “winning,” then impeachment looks like just another card to be played. But the founders—who were remarkably clear-eyed about human frailty—thought otherwise
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Link @timinhonolulu 6/15/2019 5
I was one of folks who believed Saddam had nuclear weapons but I also believed that, like his air force, he delivered them to Iran when Bush 43 attacked. Well shit! We ARE gonna need a coup. -dbciii
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Link @davidfrum 6/15/2019 7
Nearly 60% of Americans regard Trump as a uniquely untrustworthy president
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/14/2019 7
This might be the perfect distillation of D’Souza’s childish version of American history —
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Link @ninaandtito 6/9/2019 9
Americans’ views flipped on gay rights. How did minds change so quickly?
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Link @jysexton 6/9/2019 16
how Nazis used a strain of angry, white-identity Christianity and transferred reverence of Jesus to Adolf Hitler
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Link @jysexton 6/7/2019 6
Watching coverage of the D-Day ceremony and it’s so obvious that all the pageantry, the flyovers, the colors, the flags, the pomp and circumstance, disguise reality.
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/7/2019 9
Poor confused @DineshDSouza challenged people to provide examples of Republicans who owned slaves in 1860, and we've done just that
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/6/2019 12
As the academic year comes to an end here, I want take a moment to talk about the amazing work of my grad students, past and present. "Those who don't study history…" Thank you, professor Kruse, for your contributions, both direct and through your students. Historians are some of histories unsung heroes. -dbciii
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/6/2019 8
"All you would have to do is name one solitary Republican who owned a slave and I would have to take it back."
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Link @teri_kanefield 6/5/2019 12
(Thread) Victimhood and the Trump-FOX-GOP
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Link @jaketapper 6/5/2019 18
IKE’S DECISION Excellent discussion of Ike's risk-taking and worlld-changing decision. MUST READ for everyone. This is the kind of person the country chose for President in 1952. The last good Republican POTUS -dbciii
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Link @jysexton 6/5/2019 5
Here’s what you learn studying fascism: it’s never actually popular.
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Link @timinhonolulu 6/5/2019 6
. I was a young adult during Watergate hearings and was fairly well aware of what was going on. I remember when the articles were being teed up. What I don't recall is how much the early hearings were being sold as a run up to impeachment.
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Link @kevinmkruse 6/4/2019 8
Hey, I wonder what leaders of the civil rights movement had to say about comparisons between gay rights and civil rights? Let's take a look!
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Link @teri_kanefield 6/3/2019 29
Saving Democracy through Anti-Hardball Tactics
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Link @soychicka 6/2/2019 14
I've sacrificed the past ~3 years to work full time to ensure justice "Because it's not time for the end of the first great experiment in intentional community & governance. " Someday I hope to meet this woman. -dbciii
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Link @timinhonolulu 6/1/2019 6
When we all got wound up over Nixon we still kept a sense of humor. After the Saturday Night Massacre where Bork fires Special Counsel Archibald Cox, somebody started selling the bumper sticker: "Impeach the CoxSacker."
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Link @jysexton 5/30/2019 11
I'm studying fascism for a project right now and it's making me completely reconsider how I look at it and our political moment. Excellent insight! I submit that the Founders' concerns for the rise of tyranny were focused on exactly what @JYSexton describes here. -dbciii
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Link @karolcummins 5/30/2019 17
Stock Market Crashes
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Link @prchovanec 5/30/2019 164
During World War II, the US and Japan waged an extended battle for control of the Solomon Islands, This is a great history lesson; all should read it. Download the PDF. My Dad was USMC, there 42 months, Solomons and beyond. -dbciii
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Link @karolcummins 5/27/2019 39
James Clapper memoir: “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence.”
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Link @blmohr 5/19/2019 80
A Taste of Chicago: Elections, Mob, Human Trafficking and a Racist GOP
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Link @frogcycle 5/12/2019 11
James Madison Jr. was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817 *With all due deference to George Washington as the victorious general and first President, Madison is the father of the Great Experiment that is this country's government. -dbciii
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Link @frogcycle 5/11/2019 8
It's not that the president is doing something wrong, questionable, illegal even. That sounds like one of the first 43 to hold the office is doing something extraordinary, like Nixon, Grant, Reagan, Harding, A. Johnson. No, the context is a lawless mobster is occupying the presidency.
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Link @djrothkopf 5/1/2019 6
When I joined the Clinton Admin in 1993, the idea of centrism was that we were open to what was best that was traditionally associated with either party--Democratic social justice, GOP fiscal responsibility or strong defense. What has changed?
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Link @kevinmkruse 5/1/2019 7
Every major civil rights law of the 1960s -- the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act -- was introduced by Democrats in Congress, passed by a Democratic House and a Democratic Senate and signed into law by a Democratic president.
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Link @faravaharsf 4/20/2019 6
I saw firsthand what war and revolution can do to a country in my homeland of Iran. *A warning from someone who's lived it before. -dbciii
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Link @kevinmkruse 3/21/2019 7
More Slavery Facts
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Link @kevinmkruse 3/20/2019 6
Debunking Rightwing Slavery Distortions
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Link @dirkschwenk 3/12/2019 6
NYC "stop and frisk" devolved into "stop and frisk black guys" and therefore imploded
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Link @kevinmkruse 3/11/2019 15
JFK WAS liberal for his time, Cons by today's Standards
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Link @frogcycle 1/13/2019 12
We've always had MAGAts
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Link @frogcycle 6/3/2018 20
"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.
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Link @frogcycle 5/27/2018 10
Well, it's one day until Memorial Day. Do yourself a favor. If you want to take a few minutes to REALLY think about the day, and what it represents *This is from 2018. It is always applicable. -dbciii
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