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What one game of cards tells us about two famous statesmen

Poker (or its equivalent) has been popular among the political classes right from the beginning of American history. Read more >>

The filibuster has played a key role in the enactment of federal law since 1789, but is rarely used outside the U.S. Senate.

As general secretary of the Communist Party of the U.S., Browder was routinely attacked by politicians and thought to be a genuine threat to the nation.

For fifteen years, from 1930 to 1945, the name Earl Russell Browder was synonymous in the public mind with American radicalism. Read more >>

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