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Alexander Hamilton never claimed ownership over other human beings.

Posted by Mark Small on April 22, 2016 at 6:34am 0 Comments

  Andrew Jackson’s image on the twenty-dollar bill soon will be replaced by that of Harriet Tubman. Earlier the push had been to bump Alexander Hamilton’s image from the ten-dollar bill. After all, Hamilton “only” was Secretary of the Treasury, favored a strong central national government, and was partial to the upper class. Some countered that Jackson had horrible policies against indigenous peoples (e.g., many deaths during The Trail of Tears) and claimed ownership over other human beings…

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Do you think an Indiana GOP-held Congressional seat can be flipped?

Posted by Mark Small on April 5, 2016 at 5:30am 0 Comments

  Of 435 voting seats in the United States House of Representatives—all up for election this year, as members of the House run on a two-year cycle (U.S. Constitution, Art. I, Sec. 2—246 are held by members of the Republican Party and 188 by members of the Democratic Party, with one (1) seat currently vacant.  The Democratic Party needs to win thirty (30) seats to gain control of that chamber.  According to the website 270towin, 56 seats are “competitive.  Of those, 38, by my count, are held…

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April 4: register to vote!

Posted by Mark Small on April 4, 2016 at 5:56am 0 Comments

  Today, April 4, 2016, is the deadline if one wishes to vote in the Indiana primary election on May 3, 2016.  Indianavoters.com has links for information on where and how to register.

U.S. Senate easily could "flip" to the Democratic Party.

Posted by Mark Small on April 3, 2016 at 8:14am 0 Comments

With all the ballyhoo about the races for United States President, some have lost sight of the seats in both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives up for election this fall.

  Republicans hold a 54-46 majority in the Senate.  Two of the seats included amongst the Democratic side of the chamber are held by Independents—Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Angus King of Maine—who caucus with the Democratic Party.

  Thirty-four (34) seats in the Senate are up…

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