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  • It’s time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And theyÂ’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina DemocratsÂ’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • The National Road -- The Other Way West

    03/24/2010 10:24:04 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 1 replies · 194+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | March 24, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    From 1811 to 1838, the Federal government funded the construction of a new route west. Beginning in Cumberland, Maryland, and running through Pennsylvania, now-West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and into Illinois, the National Road was in its day an important part of the westward expansion of population and trade. [Vintage pictures]