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  • Today's Turn-of-the-Century Problems

    10/13/2017 4:34:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 13, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Is America in a new Gilded Age? That's the contention of Republican political consultant Bruce Mehlman, and in a series of 35 slides, he makes a strong case. In many ways, problems facing America today resemble those facing what we still call "turn-of-the-century" America, the 1890s to the 1910s. Just as employment shifted from farms to factories a century ago, it has been moving from manufacturing to services recently. Financial crashes are another point of resemblance, coming precisely 100 years apart. The panic of 1907 was resolved when J.P. Morgan locked his fellow financiers in his library and required them...
  • The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:37:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nation’s classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, “genocide,” and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of “hate,” the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers. The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of “diversity” and the rhetoric of “inclusion.” But what many of its foot...
  • How progressivism re-bounded after Wilson

    02/05/2017 6:31:09 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    One thing I don't think conservatives truely recognize and appreciate,(and I include myself in that - I always do) is that after the Woodrow Wilson era, how utterly devastated progressive ideology was. They were so annihilated, that a decade later they were forced to re-appropriate the word "liberal" and take it for themselves. In many ways, the 1920's is a "lost decade" for American tyranny aka progressivism. They were completely routed, and after the way Wilson abused regulatory and other powers, the American economy and American life suffered for it. There were no excuses. There was nobody to blame. Progressives...
  • Gems from "Follow Thru" & "Hold Everything" Victor Light Opera Company

    01/06/2017 11:10:42 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | DeSylva-Brown-Henderson
    Victor Light Opera Company--Gems from "Follow Thru" and "Hold Everything"
  • "Until You Get Somebody Else" George Olsen & His Music vocal Fran Frey (1928)

    11/20/2015 3:48:21 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    Victor Talking Machine Co. ^ | 1928 | George Olsen and his Music
    "Until You Get Somebody Else" is played by George Olsen & His Music. Vocal is by Fran Frey. Issued in 1928.
  • Mar. 4, 1925: Inaugural Ceremonies for Calvin Coolidge

    09/27/2015 1:47:19 PM PDT · by NRx · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-21-2012 | Warner Bros. & Pathe News
    News reel footage showing the inauguration of President Calvin Coolidge.
  • Forget his sex life; Warren Harding was a pretty good President

    08/14/2015 10:05:22 AM PDT · by NRx · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-13-2015 | James D. Robenalt
    The aura of scandal that has plagued Warren G. Harding, our 29th president, has almost obliterated the substance of the man as a senator and as president. Breaking news that DNA testing may now prove that Harding fathered a child with one of his paramours, Nan Britton, will no doubt play to the stereotype of Harding as a womanizer and reinforce his already miserable reputation as president — a reputation that regularly lands him at the bottom of historians’ lists of our worst leaders. That’s a shame because, unlike the DNA samples from the Harding and Britton families, the reputation...
  • What A Day! by Ted Weems and his Orchestra, 1929

    06/04/2015 6:00:13 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 19 replies
    Victor Talking Machine Co. ^ | 1929 | Ted Weems
    Vocal by Parker Gibbs. Recorded June, 1929.
  • Jack Hylton & His Orchestra "Plenty of Sunshine" on HMV B-5451

    02/20/2015 8:38:46 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    Jack Hylton and his Orchestra ^ | 1928 | Jack Hylton
    Jack Hylton & His Orchestra plays "Plenty of Sunshine" on HMV B-5451. The song is by De Sylva, Brown, & Henderson.
  • Arnold Johnson and his Orchestra "After My Laughter Came Tears"

    01/30/2015 7:10:53 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 28 Feb 1928 | Arnold Johnson
    Arnold Johnson and his Orchestra play "After My Laughter Came Tears," recorded on February 28, 1928.
  • 1927, The American Year

    01/03/2014 8:19:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 3, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    A great diva could sing the names in the phone book and it would come out like Puccini. A talented writer like Bill Bryson could take any year in American history and make it fascinating. Doing the usual round of interviews after his latest book came out, "One Summer: America, 1927," he was asked why he would choose to write about so ordinary a year, one without a great war or depression or discovery or… Ordinary? 1927? It was anything but. If any year was grand and glorious in modern American history, and yet a portent of the tragedies and...
  • Why Coolidge Is Cool Again

    11/18/2013 5:55:38 AM PST · by statestreet · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 18, 2013 | David Pietrusza
    On Thursday evening, October 28, 1920, vice presidential candidate Silent Cal Coolidge invaded Manhattan. Commencing from Wall Street, his plan was to process steadily uptown, being joined by as many supporters as he might, to finally reach Carnegie Hall, there to address whatever Republican faithful he might attract within the city limits. The New York Times, for some reason, lacked faith that much might come from his plan. But as Coolidge advanced ever northward, a full seventy-five thousand enthusiastic marchers joined with him, representing any number of the city’s trades and professions. They advanced through Greenwich Village’s Washington Square and...
  • Vintage Photos, 1925 - 'Girls' with Guns (College Women's Rifle Teams)

    06/30/2013 4:03:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies
    Shorpy ^ | 1925 | Shorpy
    1925. "Girls' rifle team, University of Maryland." National Photo. Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Girls' rifle team of Drexel Institute." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. (NOTE: Photos above are beleived to have been taken at George Washington University's Corcoran Hall rifle range in March 1925, the location of the competition)
  • The Biggest Retirement Myth Ever Told

    05/03/2013 7:05:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 05/03/2013 | Jeffrey Snider
    One of the darkest risks facing America is that so few of us are prepared for retirement.It's shocking, really. According to ConvergEx Group, "Only 58% of us are even saving for retirement in the first place. Of that group, 60% have less than $25,000 put away ... a full 30% have less than $1,000." According to Nielsen Claritas, Americans age 55 to 64 have a median net worth of $180,000 -- less than they'll likely need for health care spending alone during retirement.I recently asked Joseph Dear, chief investment officer of CalPERS, one of the world's largest pension funds, whether...
  • Roaring then, Whimpering now [1920s economy vs 2013]

    03/03/2013 7:25:02 AM PST · by statestreet · 17 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | March 3, 2013 | Salena Zito
    In a shed atop East Pittsburgh's old eight-story Westinghouse plant, five men and the company's chief engineer made history when they broadcast results of 1920's presidential election. That culture-changing moment ended one of the most dramatic U.S. presidential elections, in which six once-or-future presidents — Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt — jockeyed for the White House. Although the election eventually came down to Harding and James M. Cox, early on, both Wilson and “TR” plotted third-term campaigns — Wilson to avenge his tarnished presidency, Roosevelt emerging as a clear front-runner in a...
  • Happy Feet from the Paul Whiteman film : King Of Jazz 1930

    02/02/2013 8:25:48 AM PST · by virgil283 · 11 replies
    Just for fun : "The beginning of the "Happy Feet" number from King of Jazz (1930). After setting the mood of the piece with some giant dancing shoes and the Rhythm Boys.This short video presents a song from the orchestra leader Paul Whiteman,..." --see if you can recognize the man in the middle....
  • Summary Justice…..How Police Constable “Ginger” Dealt With Violent Husbands In 1920s South London….

    09/03/2012 5:11:51 AM PDT · by sussex · 9 replies
    The Aged ^ | 31/08/12 | The Aged P
    My dad said he was big and beefy with butcher’s hands. He could take a joke but was uncompromising if boundaries were crossed. Several times dad or one of his mates would be dragged by the ear to their home and parents informed in no uncertain terms of the appropriate transgression. No parent argued with Ginger – his word was law…Ginger WAS the law. Ginger exuded authority and never walked away from trouble. He had great physical presence but dad never recalled him actually hitting anyone…..except when some wife had been used too often as a punchbag by her beer...
  • 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda [the end of AQI]

    10/04/2007 5:35:03 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 33 replies · 1,155+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 10/4/2007 | Bill Roggio
    The Long War Journal: Al Douri forms nationalist Sunni coalition; 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda Written by Bill Roggio on October 4, 2007 11:34 AM to The Long War Journal Available online at: The Sunni insurgency continues to fracture as US and Iraqi forces are on the offensive in central and northern Iraq. Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, the most wanted Baathist and leader in the Sunni insurgency, has formed a new insurgent front which is willing to negotiate, while a faction of the 1920s Revolution Brigades openly denounced al Qaeda. A grouping of 22 Sunni insurgent groups have...
  • The Dangers of Capitalism?

    02/03/2006 9:48:35 AM PST · by CreativeRandom · 13 replies · 1,040+ views
    Many people often speak of the "dangers" of capitalism - unsafe working conditions, little kids working, too many hours in a week, low wages, monotonous work, no health care. This is really the big argument against laissez-faire. They may not say it, but frankly, its what it is. Even George Orwell was big into this. Now, I know that government intereference and poverty truly caused all of this, not businesses. I would like some more specific information, and wondering if you guys could help me out - specifically, historical information (1920s and 1930s). Now, it is obvious why such conditions...
  • Social Security Reform: Extend or Unwind a Ponzi Scheme?

    03/14/2005 9:13:36 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 398+ views
    In the past several months as the debate over Social Security reform has taken center stage in the theater of the absurd that is modern American politics, the idea has been floated that the entire pay-as-you-go structure of this system closely resembles a Ponzi scheme, albeit one that is about to collapse. In reality, few people likely have any idea what a Ponzi scheme is, nor how closely America’s largest retirement system follows its tenets. As such, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission: “Ponzi schemes are a type of illegal pyramid scheme named for Charles Ponzi, who duped thousands...