March 6, 1948 - The Cold War and The Filibuster. Reports of communists infiltrating West German labor unions. Coup in Czechoslovakia. Palestine Partition left up to U.S. and USSR. Filibuster heating up on Capitol Hill, being led by Dixiecrats against Civil Rights legislation. Three Power Conference on Germany held in London without Soviet Union. Harry Bridges ousted as CIO President.
News for February 6, 1948 - Dixiecrats call to bolt the party over Truman's Civil Rights legislation. Food prices drop offering a sign the economy is on the mend. Snowstorm disrupts last day of Winter Olympics. Rent Control Bill on hold and elections in Ireland cast doubt for Eamon de Valera's government.
Newstalgia Reference Room with a Meet The Press Interview with Sentator James Eastland (D-Mississippi) on the subject of The Constitution, civil rights, segregation and Dixiecrats.
News of this day (September 22) in 1948. Berlin Airlift and increased Cold War tensions between the Allies and the Soviet Union. Campaign '48 gets underway with Dewey in New Mexico and Truman in Nevada. HUAC hearings over Atomic secrets. Governor Long calls emergency session of the Legislature to reinstate Truman on ballot over objections of State Rights/Dixiecrats who want Strom Thurmond on the ballot instead. And Tito's Yugoslavia has declared all raising of pigs to be done by the State and all Pork production to be controlled by the State.
(The Kennedy Tax Cut Proposal - Sweeping Changes - not everybody was happy) Note: This is a repost from last year on this day. Seems the story just doesn't change. In what became the most sweeping set of changes to Tax Cut legislation, House
(Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall at the HUAC hearings - the circus was in town) [media id=17545] In 1947 the famous (or infamous) HUAC Hearings wer
(Rep. John Rarick (D-Louisiana) - our tax dollars at work) Looking at what was Hate Radio in the 1960s, I keep coming across quasi-religious progra
How pitiful is this? George Will reaches back to Abraham Lincoln to defend the Republicans being the "party of no". Note to George Will. Lincoln would
(Tip O'Neil - always wondering when Reagan was going to leave the pony) In the 1940s up to the 60s we had that segment of the Democratic Party know
(Sen. John Sparkman - D-Alabama - I know what you're thinking!) Before Blue Dogs arrived on the political scene, we had Dixiecrats. That bunch of S