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'Tis the Season for Opinons: Jefferson's Embargo Act of 1807
President Jefferson addressing a group of disgruntled men, as he defends the policy of his Embargo which, combined with the Non-Intercourse Act, was intended to bring about a suspension of foreign commerce. Circa 1808, from LOC.gov In a  December 20 op-ed p...

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John Lennon Shot Outside The Dakota: Howard Cosell Reminds us "Football is just a game"
The Dakota, circa 1890 In the music world, December 8, 1980 is a truly infamous day. Beatles founder and writer of " Imagine ," John Lennon was fatally shot by  Mark David Chapman in front of Lennon's New York City apartment complex known as the The Dakota ...

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Kennedy and Lincoln, Oswald and Booth
Washington, D.C., May 1865. Spectators at side of the Capitol, which is hung with mourning crepe and has flag at half-mast. From LOC.gov This week, in commemoration of the Kennedy assassination, the New York Times put together a wonderful interactive spread...

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There you go again, inspiring me with song topics. 

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Financial Crisis Smackdown: The Panic of 1907 vs. The Great Recession of 2008
Caption: Why should Uncle Sam create a central bank when Uncle Pierpont is already on the job? This year, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve System, and central bankers appear to be in a reflective mood. Taking a historical perspective...

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Yeah Moral Mondays!
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