Category Archives: government

Feinstein’s release of Fusion transcript

Feinstein released testimony from Fusion official before the investigation is over.  She says it’s the full testimony, but significant parts have been redacted.  You can go read it.  Problem is, so can witnesses who had not yet given their testimony, so now they can check their stories in advance. Oddly, while Feinstein ignoring committee chairman […]

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Election Results

I wrote most of this in the wee hours and when I wrote it,  I still wasn’t sure who won. It had been called for Trump, but it looked awfully close in a few states. Clinton hadn’t conceded. Podesta was saying the votes weren’t all counted and they all needed to be.   I expected […]

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The Elephant In The Room Might Need To Leave

Permit me to go all historian nerd here for a brief bit. Many conservative voters act as if the Republican Party has been around since, well, God. Or at least George Washington. The fact is that the GOP was founded in 1854… and not with some fancy hoopla and roll-out. Nope. Thirty men were angry […]

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Crex Rugs

I came across a reference to a crex rug in a vintage article, and I had no idea what that was. So I had to hunt it up. More here. (House and Garden, 1915) There’s a great article here about the history of harvesting this sedge wiregrass from marshes in Wisconsin- for the first time […]

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Immigration, 1893

THE PROGRESS OF THE WORLD London, January 2, 1893. The New Year opens with a serious warning from the New World to the Old. Senator Chandler, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Immigration, publishes, in the January number of the North American REview, a declaration in favour of the total suspension, for a year, of […]

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