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Tag: democratic party


GOP: Political parties have changed over time

A recent letter writer (TNT, 1-21) made claims about Republicans and Democrats that need to be put into historical context.

The Republican Party in 1854 that proposed abolishing slavery is not the Republican Party we know now. And the Democrats who historically initiated poll taxes and reading tests to suppress black votes are not the Democrats of today.

In fact, the Republicans of today are far to the right of those in the pre-Civil War era. A major factor in this shift is that following the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Democrats in the South, in large

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ELECTION: Fire up the progressive movement

I am somewhat fearful of the voters who will not show up to vote or refuse to mail in their ballots come November. I am also fearful of the Democratic voters who have given up too soon and desire to teach a lesson to the Democrats (for not performing magic) by voting Republican. I hope neither is the case.

Giving power to the conservatives is a dangerous choice. They have admitted they will launch investigation after investigation toward the Obama administration like they did during the Clinton administration in the 1994 elections. If anybody deserved to be investigated it should

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