Republican Elephant, Third-term Panic
Today is the birthday of President Ulysses S. Grant. He was born April 27, 1822. This cartoon, by Thomas Nast, is considered the first important use of an elephant to symbolize the Republican party. The cartoon was published in Harper's Weekly on November 7, 1874. It depicts the "The Third-term Panic" taking place over the possibility of Grant running for a third term as President of the United States.  Photo Credit: Harper's Weekly / Library of Congress

Apr 27

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US Sends Warning Shot in Iraq via Hellfire Missile (Trevin)

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Why the Federal Government Should End Forced Arbitration (Dan)

Have a checking account or credit card? You’ve probably signed away the right to fair litigation if you want to bright a suit against your lender or company. Worse, those assigned to judge the suit are biased — and not in your favor. Here is why this process should end.


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