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The Bull Moose’s Legacy: A Lasting Progressive Party, Part 7

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 The 1936 presidential election was an important milestone for the Progressive Party. George Norris, the party’s first successful presidential candidate, had become a national symbol for the Progressives, … Continue reading

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The Bull Moose’s Legacy: A Lasting Progressive Party, Part 6

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 In foreign policy matters, President George Norris generally followed the older isolationist wing of the Progressive Party. The first action of the Norris administration was a reorganization of military appropriations, … Continue reading

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“The Probability Broach” Review

In attempting to get a political message across in a book, many authors can fall into the trap of sacrificing story to emphasize the message in a way that pulls the reader out of the narrative. Political tracts such as … Continue reading

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A Century of Presidential Women: Part 2

Part 1 Here is a recap of the complete list of presidents: Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) 1933-1941 Hattie Caraway (D-AR) 1941-1945 Minnie Fisher Cunningham (D-TX) 1945-1953 Gladys Pyle (R-SD) 1953-1961 Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME) 1961-1969 Lurleen Wallace (D-AL) 1969 [Died in … Continue reading

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A Century of Presidential Women: Part 1

Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s Day, and in the spirit of the day, I thought I would present the result of an alternate history challenge I did a while ago. The challenge was to create a list of presidents, … Continue reading

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Metropolis, IL and the Proposal for a Western District of Columbia

The small town of Metropolis in southern Illinois is known largely for sharing its name with city where Superman lives in the DC Comics universe. Metropolis has a population of under 6,500 people, but it has gained notoriety as the … Continue reading

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Foreign-Born US Presidential Candidates, Part 4

The final pair of foreign-born American politicians who would have been strong contenders for the presidency are notable in that they are in modern politics, and that they are both women. The first is former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. … Continue reading

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