• The Seventeenth Amendment: Destroying State Sovereignty

    The Seventeenth Amendment: Destroying State Sovereignty

    From 1789 to 1913 the power to choose United States Senators was vested by the Constitution in the State legislatures. The Seventeenth Amendment altered the process by providing for direct election of Senators by the people. This fundamentally altered a carefully balanced power structure built into the unamended Constitution that served important […]

  • What Still Unites Us?

    What Still Unites Us?

    Decades ago, a debate over what kind of nation America is roiled the conservative movement. Neocons claimed America was an “ideological nation” a “creedal nation,” dedicated to the proposition that “all men are created equal.”Decades ago, a debate over what kind of nation America is roiled the conservative movement. Decades […]

  • Unsolved Michigan murder mystery

    Unsolved Michigan murder mystery

    Via http://www.albionmich.com/history/histor_notebook/R981019.shtml Albion Recorder, Monday, October 19, 1998, pg. 4‘Tis the season for election campaigns, for posters, buttons, bumper stickers, fundraising, speeches, front lawn signs, letters to the editor denouncing the “other sides” candidate, and “voter guides” that are religiously passed out in local churches. This culminates on the first Tuesday […]

  • The pathetic reality of the Republican Party

    The pathetic reality of the Republican Party

    Published: Thursday, October 30, 2014 http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/1254/There-You-Go-Again.aspx   Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), was on a conference call this past Monday evening, which was sponsored by TheTeaParty.net and attended by hundreds of Tea Party activists. During the conference call, a Tea Party activist asked him about […]

  • The Feast of St. Anne: For Our Grandmothers

    The Feast of St. Anne: For Our Grandmothers

    by James LaForest, Editor – French Canadian Cultural Alliance of the Great Lakes Wah-pe-seh-see, Mother of Kee-Mon-Saw, Kaskaskia “Little Chief”, 1830 by George Caitlin. A grandmother is a woman whose light shines in the hearts of her descendants, long after she is gone. In the best of all possible situations, […]

 

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