Author: Crissie Brown

Campus Chatter – April 25, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Athens surrendered to Sparta, ending the Peloponnesian War today (404 BCE). Also, the Felician Charter included the first record of the Croatian city of Zagreb (1134), the Chongzhen Emperor committed suicide during a peasant revolt, ending the Ming Dynasty today (1644), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed La Marseillaise (1792), the Donner Party survivors were brought out of the wilderness (1847), Lord Elgin signed the Rebellion Losses Bill, sparking the Montréal Riots (1849), British and French engineers broke ground on the Suez Canal (1859), New York became the first state...

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Campus Question – April 24, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today The New Republic’s Brian Beutler said the God-King “will provoke a crisis or be humiliated” because he overestimated his leverage in government funding bills and rubber hose’s upyernoz thinks the God-King will do both, but No More Mister Nice Blog’s Steve M. thinks voters may blame Democrats, at least in part, for the God-King’s shutdown. Also, House Republicans got a look at the newer-and-worser Wealthcare Act and The Week’s Jeva Lange cited historical data to rate the God-King’s first 100 days against those of recent presidents, but WaPo’s Mark Thiessen says...

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Things We Did This Week – April 17-24, 2017

Please share your stories of political activism here. (More) This week I called my U.S. Senators and House Rep to voice my opposition to the GOP’s ‘revived’ Wealthcare Act. I also made some GOTV calls for Jon Ossoff’s congressional race in Georgia, and will again for his runoff in June. +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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Campus Chatter – April 24, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) The first written mention of the city of Zagreb, Croatia was published today (1134). Also, China’s Ming Dynasty ended with the suicide of the Chongzhen Emperor during a peasant uprising (1644), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed Le Marseillaise (1792), a Rio Grande scouting party led by Seth Thornton was ambushed and captured, sparking the Mexican-American War (1846), Canada’s Governor General James Bruce signed the Rebellion Losses Bill, and protesters burned the Parliament Building in Montréal (1849), British and French engineers broke ground on the Suez Canal (1856), Congress declared...

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Campus Question – April 23, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today on This Sunday Meet Union Face, the Klanmaster General said Mexico would pay for the border wall “one way or another” and dismissed criticism of his “island in the Pacific” comment about the State of Hawaii, saying “Nobody has a sense of humor anymore.” Also, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra rejected the Klanmaster General’s demands that state and local police act as the God-King’s deportation force: We have been abiding by federal law for quite some time before Jeff Sessions became the attorney general. We’re going to continue to abide by...

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