Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Today -100: January 18, 1912: Compare and contrast


Taft sends a message to Congress calling for the end of all patronage in the federal bureaucracy, all posts to be filled by merit.

Alternatively, there’s this: Headline of the Day -100: “Lunatics to Run Railroad.” Really. A six-mile stretch from McManus, Louisiana, to the state asylum at Jackson.

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