Monthly Archives: August 2010

4. The Oil Grange

The Seven Sisters Italian Politician Enrico Mattie described the post WW-II dominant oil companies as the “The Seven Sisters”.  Through acquisitions, mergers and competitive practices, they eventually became Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, Gulf, Texaco, Shell, and BP.  For a number of … Continue reading

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3. The Federal Newman

America’s Foundation The two greatest documents in the history of America were the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  For over a hundred years, these documents were revered and used as the basis for political decision-making in the United States. … Continue reading

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2. The Environmental Kor

Temperance Revisited All great reform movements start the same way – with the best of intentions.  The temperance movement began when a small, dedicated group of people, primarily women and religious figures, condemned the immorality of alcohol and its ties … Continue reading

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1. The Return to Salem

The Abuse A few years earlier, Joe Barristar had visited the town of Salem, Massachusetts and sat in the communal house where the witch trials took place.  Although a relatively small building by modern standards, it was an imposing and … Continue reading

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