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How Illinois Democrats Accidentally Made Rutherford B. Hayes The President

By Wikipedia

The first person to earn a third term as governor of Ohio, Rutherford B. Hayes reduced the state debt and re-established the Board of Charities. His success immediately elevated him to the top ranks of Republican politicians under consideration for the presidency in 1876.

The Ohio delegation to the 1876 Republican National Convention was united behind him, and Senator John Sherman did all in his power to get Hayes the nomination.

In June 1876, the convention assembled with James G. Blaine of Maine as the favorite. Blaine started with a significant lead in the delegate count, but could not muster a majority. As he failed to gain votes, the delegates looked elsewhere for a nominee and settled on Hayes on the seventh ballot.

The convention selected Representative William A. Wheeler from New York for vice president, a man about whom Hayes had recently asked, "I am ashamed to say: Who is Wheeler?"

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Posted on November 22, 2020

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Posted on November 3, 2020

How Illinois Democrats Accidentally Made Rutherford B. Hayes The President

By Wikipedia
Attempt to rig the 1876 election backfired.

Posted on November 22, 2020

The Journalistic Benefits Of Thinking For Yourself In An Age Of Polling

By Stephen Engelberg/ProPublica
Doing your job right, for one.

Posted on November 11, 2020

Analysis | Joe Biden Won And It Wasn't Particularly Close

By Nick Shreders
It just seemed that way. Here's why.

Posted on November 10, 2020

Afternoon In America

By David Rutter
The malevolent frat party is over.

Posted on November 6, 2020

2020 Election Notebook | By The Numbers

By Steve Rhodes
Trump's ward, Wee Willie Wilson and the numbers we truly have to grapple with.

Posted on November 6, 2020

Analysis | The Data Shows Joe Biden Will Win And It Won't Be Particularly Close

By Nick Shreders
Relax, folks. Dr. Nick is here with your election week Valium.

Posted on November 2, 2020

How The Fed Is Screwing Your Retirement By Taking Care Of The Rich

By Allan Sloan/ProPublica
The Federal Reserve has bailed out the stock and bond markets and stabilized the economy with its rock-bottom rates - but at the expense of Social Security and pension funds.

Posted on October 30, 2020

A Simple Notion: U.S. Companies Complicit In Human Rights Abuses Abroad Should Be Held Accountable

By Cindy Cohn and Sophia Cope/Electronic Frontier Foundation
U.S. companies are getting away with acting as "repression's little helpers."

Posted on October 29, 2020

Workers Fired For Reporting COVID Safety Violations

By Michelle Andrews/Kaiser Health News
As many employers, with the strong encouragement of the Trump administration, move to bring employees back, a growing number of workers are resisting what they feel are unsafe, unhealthy conditions. In recent months, a few states have passed laws specifically aimed at protecting workers who face COVID-related safety risks and retaliation for speaking up about them. Some states, like New Jersey, have whistleblower protection laws already. But advocates say stronger federal protections are needed.

Posted on October 25, 2020

Greedy Goldman Guilty

By The U.S. Department of Justice
Malaysian fund's overseers embezzled roughly $4 billion and bought real estate in Beverly Hills and New York, yachts, a jet and works by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet.

Posted on October 22, 2020

Social Media Platforms Remove War Crimes Evidence

By Human Rights Wach
In letters to Facebook, Twitter, and Google sent in May 2020, Human Rights Watch shared the links to this content that had been taken down and asked the companies if Human Rights Watch could regain access for archival purposes, a request which was not granted.

Posted on October 12, 2020

The Pentagon Took PPE Money And Bought Weapons

By Phyllis Bennis/OtherWords
Make no mistake: The Trump administration's heartlessness and militarism are costing lives.

Posted on October 7, 2020

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