The last Supreme Court nominee of a Democratic president to be rejected was in the 19th century. Two of President Grover Cleveland’s nominees failed to receive Senate confirmation in 1894.
It was known as “Red Baiting:” labeling as “Communists” Americans of good conscience who empathized with the less fortunate. In the early 1950s, in
Perhaps no holiday has more varied interpretations or is more politically volatile than “May Day,” the first day of May. Some may know May
Mike Mansfield was a legislative giant, yet his two favorite words might have been “Yep” and “Nope.” He could be a Sunday-morning news show
Ryan Franklin’s concern for his gun rights just doesn’t measure up to Curt Flood’s personal sacrifice to remove the shackles of the rules of the game that bound a player to a single team for the entirety of his career.
Like many people, two of my primary interests are politics and sports. They both lend themselves to statistical analysis; they have “seasons” (in both cases too long); and winners are sometimes the wealthy front-runners (George W. Bush or the New York Yankees); other times they are among those with the least resources (Dennis Kucinich or the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays).
If he were in the U.S. Senate now, would Scranton collaborate with Democrats? This falls into the world of conjecture, but it’s likely that he would keep his distance from the likes of Mitch McConnell or John Boehner.
Some may call it a dead topic that should stay dead, but I think that a national discussion of torture needs to continue. Andy
Congress makes it to the daily news but highly influential school boards often fly under the radar. When right wing board members gain a majority,
Actually the Republican and Democratic parties collaborated quite a bit well into the 20th century. They had to, because both parties were populated by both liberals and conservatives. Republicans and Democrats crossed party lines to advance their causes.