Donald Trump and William Jennings Bryan

  Attempting to draw historical parallels is usually perilous, especially when the person doing so clearly does not understand the period he is seeking to draw a parallel with.  Such is the case with Arthur Levine in the New York

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July 9, 1896: Cross of Gold

    Continuing our look at convention acceptance speeches, the greatest of them was doubtless the Cross of Gold speech delivered on July 9, 1896.  Strictly speaking it was not an acceptance speech, but it might as well have been. 

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60-40: The Party of Jackson Creates A Jacksonian Moment

By a vote of 60-40 early this morning in the Senate, the Democrats, with not a Republican vote, voted to cede power to the Republicans in 2010.  The Democrats thought they were voting to invoke cloture on the ObamaCare bill, but the consequences of

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