On This Day in 1776, Thomas Paine publishes “Common Sense”

On January 9, 1776, writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet “Common Sense,” setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence.  Although little used today, pamphlets were an important medium for the spread of ideas in the 16th through 19th centuries. Originally published anonymously, “Common Sense” advocated independence for the American colonies from Britain and is considered […]

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99 Percent Party Says “Get Money Out of Politics”

It’s time to get Money Out of Politics   Bailouts. War. Unemployment. Our government is bought, and we’re angry.   by Johnny Punish   The 99 percenters, those who are at Occupy Wall Street whom I call the 99 Percent Party are screaming “Get Money Out of Politics” and the roar keeps getting louder and […]

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