Drudge Report the other day related how Obama was returning to campaign trail, apparently to help Democrats surge in the midterm elections. I found it interesting to see that one of the headlines to be, “Refers to himself 102 times. . .” Given that headline space on Drudge is highly selective, this choice must have […]
Sunday, February 1, 2009, was the 60th anniversary of the National Day of Liberty. Officials chose the particular date of February 1 because it was on that day that President Lincoln (besides his many flaws) signed the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlawing slavery. The commemorative day was conceived of and first informally celebrated by a former slave, Major Richard R. Wright, who wished for a yearly commemoration of the event. A year after his death, Truman signed a bill (July 1948) proclaiming the observation on Feb. 1.