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Andrew Jackson

Danziger: His Ignorance Is Timeless

Whatever vanity impels Trump to talk about Andrew Jackson, Danziger considers his remarks about the Civil War indicative of deep and dangerous stupidity.

May 3, 2017
Trump, Flip Flopping, Political Shape Shifting

Donald Trump And Andrew Jackson: Comparisons Go Beyond Populism

Commentators have cast Trump’s populist appeal as “Jacksonian.” However, these comparisons overlook experiences of marginalized people while defining history in terms of the ideologies of progress and American exceptionalism.

March 1, 2017

Visiting The Gallery Of Vice Presidents — Yes, They Do Matter

When the Veep steers the ship, at times it’s right into the rocks. Whatever your political party, remember Sarah Palin, the unserious pick made by John McCain, the elderly 2008 Republican standard-bearer.

October 7, 2016
Andrew Jackson portrait by Thomas Sully, 1824, via Senate.gov.

Trump a Long-Lost, Not-So-Great Nephew to Jackson

Don’t do it, America. The Donald is like a long-lost, not-so-great nephew of the General — yes, the military man was always “the General,” even when he occupied the White House. To the restless young nation, Jackson was a bracing breeze after the cerebral, cloistered Harvard-educated John Quincy Adams.

May 13, 2016
Samantha Bee

Endorse This: Samantha Bee On The $20: Jackson Was ‘Trump With Better Hair’

Samantha Bee knows more about change than most people on TV: she’s the only woman on late night TV. And last night, she broke down why protesting the Tubman twenty is such a useless waste of time.

April 26, 2016
Harriet Tubman

The Way Of The World, Hamilton, Jackson and Tubman

One treasury secretary has saved another. Isn’t that the way of the world? History has its eyes on you, Jacob Lew.

April 22, 2016

Bravo To Tubman, But U.S. Women Still Not Getting The Full $20

According to a report released in April by the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), based on median annual earnings, a woman, working full time, year-round, will lose nearly $500,000 over a career, due to gender pay gaps.

April 22, 2016
Andrew Jackson portrait by Thomas Sully, 1824, via Senate.gov.

Populists Trump and Sanders Have a Revolutionary Blueprint

Populism reborn in American democracy. It all began with Andrew Jackson, the swaggering president who could be Donald’s Trump’s best antebellum chum.

February 12, 2016

Women, Take The 20 In 2020: Sweet Justice for Change

We may see a woman on the 20 dollar bill before long and Andrew Jackson, a general and president, may be banished.

May 8, 2015
Money, Jeanne Shaheen, Wilma Mankiller, Andrew Jackson, Twenty Dollar Bill, Women, Currency

Is It Time To Put A Woman’s Face On The $20 Bill?

Over her dead body: The movement for putting a woman’s visage on the $20 gains some political push.

April 28, 2015