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What William Jennings Bryan Might Have Said About the $3,000 Bill That Each American Man, Woman, and Child Has Just Been Saddled With to Bail Out Wall Street Investment Gamblers

In response to a debt crisis more than one hundred years ago, William Jennings Bryan spoke these famous words at the Democratic Convention of 1896: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns; you … Continue reading

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Ecstacy of the Demagogue: Is VP Pick Sarah Palin America’s New William Jennings Bryan?

Like the early 20th century populist William Jennings Bryan, Sarah Palin is also, apparently, a young earth creationist, and her 2008 Republican Convention speech shows that she has an unusual gift for stirring populist emotions.   A quote from William … Continue reading

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