Monday, June 13, 2016

Today -100: June 13, 1916: Of beards, train wrecks, and lawless aggression

Headline of the Day -100:

It’s not just Theodore Roosevelt who won’t run as a Progressive. Frank Hanly, who won the party’s primary for governor in Indiana (he was governor 1905-9), says he won’t run because the party failed to come out for prohibition. Hanly will run for president this year as the candidate of the Prohibition Party.

Metaphor of the Day -100: Some of the Republican convention delegates are in a literal train-wreck, including the governor and the former governor of Kentucky and the mayor of Louisville. They’re all okay.

Pres. Wilson sends 1,600 more troops to the border with Mexico. A draft of the Democratic Party platform written by Wilson no longer pretends that the Punitive Expedition is aimed only at Pancho Villa but says its purpose is also to protect “American citizens against lawless aggression” (there have been anti-American demonstrations in Chihuahua and Vera Cruz).

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