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And Medicare. And Medicaid. And even, perhaps, health care.
First things first: the only reason lots of us who live in the US aren’t “illegal immigrants” or the progeny of illegal immigrants is that we got here before there were laws covering the matter. My first…
The ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.
We are here to advance the cause of women and to advance the cause of democracy and to make it absolutely clear that the two are inseparable.
A soldier standing on a pile of rubble and looking at a ruined church during WWI. Montfaucon, France, 1918.
Children sitting on a curb and watching a tank patrol go by. Photograph by Walter Sanders. Germany, August 1946.
I would not look to the United States Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.
I’ve seen this running around for a few days, and some people are annoyed that Ruth Bader Ginsburg said it. But here’s the thing: nobody pretty much has ever followed the US Constitution in creating their new government. Ours is a pretty weird political system. It has just (mostly) worked for 225 years. (Politicalprof)
If you were drafting a new constitution (as they’re doing in Libya and Egypt), what would you do?
Turn of the Century Milwaukee Traffic
Men and equipment being parachuted to earth in an operation conducted by UN airborne units during the Korean War. Korea, 1951.
Lena Horne conserves fuel for the war effort, 1941-1945.
Source: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
A crowd of frightened Parisians ducking down on Pont d’Arcole bridge to evade German sniper fire following the Nazi surrender of the city to Free French forces under Gen. Charles De Gaulle. Photograph by Frank Scherschel. Paris, September 1944.
A row of prisoners awaiting execution n front of a bullet-scarred wall during the Spanish-American War. Photograph by E.C. Rost. Santiago, Chile, 1899.