Thursday, August 30, 2018

Today -100: August 30, 1918: May she prosper and grow conservative

Another day, another self-declared Russian “government,” this one formed by members of the old Constituent Assembly at Samara and consisting of three Tsarist-era generals led by Mikhail Alekseyev, acting as a Directorate.

Rep. Jeanette Rankin fails in the Montana Republican primary for US Senate and the NYT dances on her political grave, accusing her of “kootooing to or consorting with Sinn Feiners, the Non-Partisan League, the I.W.W.” “Miss Rankin should never have gone into politics. Her judgment is feebly developed in comparison with her sentimentality. May she prosper and grow conservative!”

British suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, touring the US, says American women should be employed making planes and poisoning themselves in munitions factories like their British counterparts, because #feminism.

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