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On Raising the Minimum Wage

One of the most extraordinary parts of the United States presidential primaries has been the highlight of economic inequality and the minimum wage as an issue in the race for the Democratic nomination. Slowly but surely, the idea of a … 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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The Bull Moose’s Legacy: A Lasting Progressive Party, Part 3

Part 1 Part 2 The end of World War I ushered in an economic boom to the United States during the early years of the 1920s. American manufacturing benefited from the rebuilding of the areas of Europe torn apart by … Continue reading

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The Bull Moose’s Legacy: A Lasting Progressive Party, Part 2

Part 1 The outbreak of World War I in Europe divided the Progressive Party just as it divided the nation as a whole. Former president Roosevelt and others such as Gifford Pinchot led the interventionist faction, calling for the United … Continue reading

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The Bull Moose’s Legacy: A Lasting Progressive Party, Part 1

This is the beginning of a small multi-part timeline outlining the history of the United States based on a surviving Progressive Party. In our history, the Progressive Party burst into American politics with the nomination of former president Theodore Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The State of Jefferson

There have been many attempts throughout the history of the United States to carve new states out of preexisting ones. However, few get very far off the ground or gain significant public support. The only successful attempts to create new … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The 1876 Presidential Election

The 2000 United States presidential election contested between George Bush Jr. and Al Gore was one of the most controversial in the country’s history. Gore won the national popular vote, but the Electoral College seemed to favor Bush. In Florida, … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The Samoan Civil Wars

The wave of imperialism in the 19th century affected many countries as the European great powers and later the United States and Japan conquered or intervened in local affairs of nearly every other country around the world. One area of … Continue reading

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