Friday, May 05, 2017

Today -100: May 5, 1917: Making some sacrifices like the rest of us

The censorship bill passes the House. Somehow the amendment requiring that publishing prohibited information could only be prosecuted if there was intent to harm the US has disappeared. The stupidest thing said during the debate was probably Edwin Webb (D-NC)’s “The newspaper ought to be required to make some sacrifices like the rest of us.”

The Russian provisional government’s note to the Allies promising to continue with the war provokes demonstrations by “the easily aroused crowds of Petrograd” in a struggle for power between the provisional government and the Petrograd Workers’ and Soldiers’ Soviet, which feels that the government should have asked permission before sending the note.

Headline of the Day -100: 

Headline of the Day -100: 

A Brooklyn man slapped a Bronx man for saying that Americans would only enlist if you got them drunk first.

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