The Egg – Sherwood Anderson’s 1921 Short Story

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From one hundred years ago, a simple story that is highly political.  Sherwood Anderson’s tale of a son talking about his father’s egg farm and restaurant dreams is a criticism of the intensity and negative side of the American Dream.

Adlai Stevenson, The Original

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About Vice President Adlai Stevenson, the grandfather of the Democratic candidate for President in 1952 and 1956.  We include some stories from his memoir and the political events of his time.  This was run on the Vice Presidents of the … Continued

Lincoln and Zachary Taylor

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A little bit about Lincoln, and his advocacy and defense of Zachary Taylor, a president who preceded him by three Presidents, all of them ineffective.  Zachary Taylor would get barely over a year in office, but his stance on brewing … Continued