All posts tagged: History

Another cheerleader from Texas

Another cheerleader from Texas

If Bush fatigue disqualifies Jeb Bush from seeking office, it certainly should disqualify Rick Perry. “Bush on steroids” is putting it mildly. Shallow charisma. Check. Though I doubt most voters would want to have a beer with Perry. Macho posturing. Check. Macho asshole may be […]

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The most important dinner in Atlanta’s history

The most important dinner in Atlanta’s history

In 1965, a coalition of Atlanta’s political, religious and cultural leaders organized a banquet to honor a native son, the city’s first Nobel Prize winner. The integrated affair was not without controversy, but civic pride and a sense of decency prevailed. You won’t find a […]

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it ran in the family

it ran in the family

Historians have concluded that Julius Brutus Booth, father of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, was the author of a letter threatening then-President Andrew Jackson’s life. The letter, which addressed Old Hickory as “You damn’d old Scoundrel,” demanded that Jackson pardon two prisoners named De Ruiz […]

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