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Harrison Salisbury, pen and ink by Jim Stovall © 2017

50 years ago, Harrison Salisbury did not win the Pulitzer Prize

  Fifty years ago when the Pulitzer Prizes were awarded, politics — not merit — kept Harrison Salisbury from winning the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. This week’s announcement (see below) of the latest prizes brings this sad tale to mind. Salisbury was a reporter and editor for the New York Times who already had […]

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Images of Abraham Lincoln

What did Lincoln look like?

The 19th century was just as image conscious as our age, and one of the masters of image was Abraham Lincoln. The sidebar on page 389 of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How tells about a famous photo of Lincoln that was used in the election campaign of 1860.

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The Supreme Court: Following ‘th’ iliction returns’

A century ago, newspaper humorist Finley Peter Dunne, speaking through his wise-beyond-years character Mr. Martin Dooley, ended a soliloquy about the Court by saying: “That is, no matther whether th’ constitution follows th’ flag or not, th’ supreme coort follows th’ iliction returns.”

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Does the political system really work?

Cathryn Brown (Rep.) was elected by the constituents of New Mexico to represent their interests. But I wonder if those voters knew an abortion bill that denies abortion to the victims of rape was part of her agenda.

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150 years and still looking good!

This week marks the 150 year anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing a multitude of slaves.

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Women Senators in 2012: An All Time High

The number of women elected to Senate seats has risen drastically since 1993, from 7 to 20 starting with the new 113th Senate. Implications?

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Check out this interactive timeline of women’s suffrage history in Nevada!

Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) — A Century of Progress and Tradition.

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Timeless words from the Suffrage Movement

Postcards are few and far between these days, but the message on this postcard from the 1900’s speaks a sentiment that echoes throughout history and remains relevant today. Let us carry these words on to future generations!

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Joining the parade

It took no small amount of courage for a woman to join in a suffrage parade in the early years of the 20th century. Not only was the cause unpopular, seeing women do this extraordinary thing was shocking.

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