Existential Cop Gavin Keenan

Interesting Time To Be Alive

We are fortunate to be living through interesting times. Life seems to have an intense urgency to it now, an edgy feeling of uncertainty and doubt. Having undergone a year of blistering, enervating and sometimes tragically comical presidential political campaigning, we emerged in November with an unexpected result. Some are happy, some sad, many, like … Continue reading Interesting Time To Be Alive

1854: Anti-immigrant Know Nothing Party sweeps Massachusetts elections

In 1854, the "Know Nothing" American Party carried local elections in Boston, Salem and other New England communities. They swept the state of Massachusetts in the fall 1854 elections.

Joseph Nye Welch shuts down Joseph McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency?”

Before a nationwide television audience, Joseph Welch attacked McCarthy with the following words: Joseph Nye Welch "Until this moment, Senator, I think I have never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness....Senator. You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?