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The Worst President Ever? That Title Belongs to Woodrow Wilson.

Robert W. Merry History, The reasons are obvious.  First, Wilson conducted the war in ways that devastated the home front. Prices shot up into double digits, and then came a potent economic recession that lasted three years. He accepted the suppression of civil liberties by his notorious attorney general, A. Show More Summary

Our first progressive Governor Woodrow Wilson whom Murphy should heed

After serving as President of Princeton University, and then campaigning for the governorship, Wilson quickly shed his professorial style for more emboldened speechmaking, and presented himself as a full-fledged progressive. As governor (1911-1913) he was at once the architect of a...Read more

Dark side of the moon: Motorcycle deaths linked to full moons

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) On nights illuminated by a full moon, fatal motorcycle accidents increased by 5 percent compared to nights without a full moon. On evenings when the supermoon decorated the sky, this increased to 32 percent.

Worst Secretary of State Ever?

Rex Tillerson just took another stab at winning the contest for Worst Secretary of State in Modern History. The occasion took place Tuesday at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., where he delivered a speech bubbling over with...Show More Summary

Taxes: Here's What's Going To Stay The Same

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, On October 3, 1913, US President Woodrow Wilson signed the Underwood-Simmons Act into law, creating what would become the first modern US income tax. The legislation (at least, the income...Show More Summary

Princeton Digs Deep Into Its Fraught Racial History

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Two years after debate over Woodrow Wilson rocked campus, the Princeton and Slavery Project is unveiling new research into the university’s uncomfortable past.

Satellite imagery reveals decline in ISIS oil production

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Oil production by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) steadily declined between 2014 and 2016, indicating that the group was financing itself in other ways, like taxation or extortion, according to a report issued by Princeton University and the World Bank.

Are the grandkids worth it? Climate change policy depends on how we value human population

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Protecting future generations from environmental destruction depends on how society values human population. Looking at two ethical approaches, a research...Show More Summary

Air pollution cuts solar energy potential in China

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Severe air pollution in northern and eastern China blocks about 20 percent of sunlight from reaching solar panel arrays in winter, according to a Princeton University study.

This Day in Labor History: October 15, 1914

On October 15, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Clayton Act. This law, providing protection for unions from injunctions destroying their strikes, was lauded by many labor leaders as the beginning of a new era for unions. But the willingness of courts to destroy unions remained stronger than labor law and ultimately, the Clayton Act […]

Why Woodrow Wilson Is America's Worst President Ever

Robert W. Merry History, Making the case  In the realm of commission failure, three presidents come to mind—Woodrow Wilson, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. Bear in mind here that nearly all failed presidents have their defenders, who...Show More Summary

Brother of Virginia Tech wide receiver fatally shot in District

The shooting came hours after the former Woodrow Wilson High School student had a standout performance.

ROBERT BYRD AND WOODROW WILSON COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR COMMENT: Black Lives Matter Students Shut Do…

ROBERT BYRD AND WOODROW WILSON COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR COMMENT: Black Lives Matter Students Shut Down the ACLU’s Campus Free Speech Event Because ‘Liberalism Is White Supremacy.’

The Bitcoin "Smile" - Cryptocurrencies Surge As Dollar Purchasing Power Plunges

Authored by Anthony Saunders via Snake Hole Lounge blog, The Federal Reserve was created by an act of Congress in 1913 and a stroke of the pen by President Woodrow Wilson. And the purchasing power of US consumers has never been the same. Enter Bitcoin, the worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system. Show More Summary

Balance forgiveness programs more effective at reducing credit card debt than lowering monthly minim

(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) New research from Princeton University suggests that relief targeting longer-term debt, such as the partial forgiveness of account balances, has a greater effect on a borrower's overall financial health than strategies concentrating on short-term liquidity issues.

The Bitcoin “Smile”: Bitcoin Continues Surging As US Dollar Continues Devaluation of Consumer Purchasing Power

The Federal Reserve was created by an act of Congress in 1913 and a stroke of the pen by President Woodrow Wilson. The post The Bitcoin “Smile”: Bitcoin Continues Surging As US Dollar Continues Devaluation of Consumer Purchasing Power was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

Golf guy Tim Mickelson’s (brother of Phil) takes selfie with 3 presidents at the President’s Cup near Jersey City. Apparently, NJ’s Woodrow Wilson played more golf than any of these guys, or any president. Trump might overtake Wilson’s record.  YOU’RE...Read more

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A little after 8:30 p.m. on Monday, 2 April 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asked the US Congress to support his declaration of war on Germany. Wilson delivered his speech with his usual careful, slightly nasal enunciation; his audience...Show More Summary

When the Government Declared War on the First Amendment: New at Reason

4 months agoNews : Reason

One hundred years ago, the U.S. government declared war on the First Amendment. It all started with President Woodrow Wilson. On April 2, 1917, Wilson urged the nation into battle against Germany in order to "make the world safe for democracy." But the president also set his sights on certain enemies located much closer to home. Show More Summary

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Princeton holds ‘F%# Free Speech’ event for Constitution …

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Princeton holds ‘F%# Free Speech’ event for Constitution Day. The ghost of Woodrow Wilson approves.

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