Politics and civics

Where could women vote in 1919?

As 1919 dawned, eight states still prohibited women from voting. Period. They ran along the (mostly) southeastern seaboard: Alabama Florida Georgia North Carolina Pennsylvania South Carolina Virginia West Virginia Most would also reject the 19th amendment; the exceptions were Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Only 15 states had granted full voting rights to women. With two exceptions, […]

Politics and civics Tech & society

On this day … a commitment to science, technology and space

And humanity. On this day, 55 years ago, President John F. Kennedy challenged Congress and Americans to think big, to look beyond the stirrings of conflict in the developing world, to “turn recession into recovery”, and to turn our eyes to the stars. Unemployment was 7.1%, the peak of the recession. And the recovery he led — […]

Media Politics and civics

Skewed US media, print and TV, makes biased campaign news

UPDATED. If you’re supporting any candidate for President other than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, here’s a chart from The Economist you can show your friends to support your claim of TV news bias. Because it’s real, not imaginary. The big three networks have given Trump more than eight times as much exposure on evening TV […]