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America's First Peaceful (Just Barely!) Transfer of Power

Akhil Reed Amar History News Network
America’s first peaceful transfer of power was far more fraught than is generally understood today and casts cast an eerie light on the not entirely peaceful transfer of presidential power in 2020-21.

Tidbits - July 9, 2020 - Reader Comments: Standing Up to Trump and Racism; Black Lives Matter; Pandemic Evictions; ICE Foreign Student Guidelines; Voter Suppression; Labor Unions and Police; Confederate Monuments; Big Oil; Margy Wilkinson; Hamilton; more

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Save Alexander Hamilton. Dump Andrew Jackson.

Alexandra Petri Washington Post
The Treasury has finally decided to put a woman on our currency by 2020. Fine. Great. But what cretin decided to take Hamilton off of the $10 and let Andrew Jackson stay on the $20?

How False History Props Up the Right

Robert Parry Consortiumnew.com
The Right’s policy nostrums are failing across the board – from free-market extremism to austerity as a cure for recession to continuing the old health-care dysfunction – leaving only an ideological faith that this is what the Framers wanted. But that right-wing “history” is just one more illusion, writes Robert Parry.
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