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  • Why we love American elections

    10/30/2004 6:27:21 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 25 replies · 996+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 10/30/04 | George Kerevan
    WHATEVER you think about American politics, US presidential contests are more fun than British general elections. The iconic example is 1948 and the photograph of the victorious Democrat, Harry S Truman, holding up the front page of the Chicago Daily Tribune with the errant headline, "Dewey Defeats Truman". The embarrassed editor was not the only one to get the result wrong. Months before polling day, Life magazine ran a cover of a picture of Dewey captioned "The Next President of the United States". Only Truman thought Truman would win. How did the media get it wrong? Truman had split the...
  • Robert and William Ross - Defenders of the Constitution

    11/05/2002 8:48:07 AM PST · by johniegrad · 1 replies · 254+ views
    Duluth News Tribune | 7 March 1894
    SHOT BY HEELERS _______________________________________ Democratic Ward Thugs Do Murder at Troy, N.Y. ___________________________________ THEY BACKED UP REPEATERS __________________________________ Two Respectable Brothers Slain Without Provocation - Republicans Carry Everything in New York ______________________________ Troy, N.Y., March 6 - Never has Troy witnessed a more exciting municipal election than that which took place today. There had been scenes of disorder at many of the polling places, but the outrageous disregard for law reached its height at noon, when one Republican was murdered and another was seriously wounded. Tonight the streets are crowded with excited throngs and the undercurrent of indignation caused by...