William Jennings Bryan

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The Globe and Mail
What would H.L. Mencken think of the spectacle that is the U.S. election?we might pull back from the abyss.” Mencken couldn’t stand Bible thumpers. He
What would H.L. Mencken think of the spectacle that is the U.S. election?
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
we might pull back from the abyss.” Mencken couldn’t stand Bible thumpers. He threw some of his deadliest thunderbolts at William Jennings Bryan, the “Fundamentalist Pope” who ran for president three times and inveighed against the teaching of... Read more
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Deseret News
Michael Gerson: The triumph of cynicismand is likely over time to change the policy profile of both parties. But cynic
Michael Gerson: The triumph of cynicism
Deseret News / Posted 2 days ago
and is likely over time to change the policy profile of both parties. But cynicism is not always tied to resentment. William Jennings Bryan embodied an idealistic populism. Following the Watergate scandal, voters turned to the squeaky clean... Read more
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The Atlantic
Donald Trump's Bad Bet on Angerfor all its troubles, is also a time of miraculous achievement and astonishing
Donald Trump's Bad Bet on Anger
The Atlantic / Posted 2 days ago
for all its troubles, is also a time of miraculous achievement and astonishing possibility. I’ve compared Donald Trump to William Jennings Bryan, who forfeited the chance in 1896 to build an alliance of all those discontented with industrial... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
America’s Most Famous Political Convention Speeches, From FDR to Obamapolitical convention speeches that defined both politicians and the parties the
America’s Most Famous Political Convention Speeches, From FDR to Obama
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
political convention speeches that defined both politicians and the parties they campaigned for. 1896 — “Cross of Gold” by William Jennings Bryan — Just before the turn of the 20th century, Nebraska Congressman William Jennings Bryan arrived at the... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
America’s Most Famous Political Convention Speeches, From FDR to Obamapolitical convention speeches that defined both politicians and the parties the
America’s Most Famous Political Convention Speeches, From FDR to Obama
Houston Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
political convention speeches that defined both politicians and the parties they campaigned for. 1896 — “Cross of Gold” by William Jennings Bryan — Just before the turn of the 20th century, Nebraska Congressman William Jennings Bryan arrived at the... Read more
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Boise Weekly
Convention Drama is Hardly Unconventional Part of U.S. Historyhoped emphasizing the voice of the people in state primaries would present an i
Convention Drama is Hardly Unconventional Part of U.S. History
Boise Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
hoped emphasizing the voice of the people in state primaries would present an irrefutable argument for his nomination. William Jennings Bryan, a populist who first emerged as a dark horse candidate in the 1896 presidential election and became... Read more
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Salon.com
Media’s gift to Trump: Low expectations and, therefore, the ease with which to surpass themwas some doubt as to whether he had mastered the English language, the media an
Media’s gift to Trump: Low expectations and, therefore, the ease with which to surpass them
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
was some doubt as to whether he had mastered the English language, the media anointed George W. Bush the second coming of William Jennings Bryan. Just remember that when Trump’s preposterous pronouncements and behavior are reported as just “Trump... Read more
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Boston Globe
The Goldwater era changed the GOP, so could the Trump nominationeffectively across the country. But they were overcome in the early 1850s as th
The Goldwater era changed the GOP, so could the Trump nomination
Boston Globe / Posted 7 days ago
effectively across the country. But they were overcome in the early 1850s as the issues changed.” The populists under William Jennings Bryan took over the Democratic Party in 1896, beginning a transformation that, under Woodrow Wilson and then... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Past and future Trumpscandidates have seized the nomination, lost the election and transformed their
Past and future Trumps
Namibia Economist / Posted 8 days ago
candidates have seized the nomination, lost the election and transformed their parties anyway. From the late 19th century William Jennings Bryan failed three times as a Democratic candidate while campaigning for a federal income tax, popular... Read more
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NJ.com
Christie's predecessors? Meet the N.J. politicians who ran for vice presidentchosen as the running mate for Republican presidential candidate William McKinl
Christie's predecessors? Meet the N.J. politicians who ran for vice president
NJ.com / Posted 10 days ago
chosen as the running mate for Republican presidential candidate William McKinley in 1896. The duo went on to beat Democrat William Jennings Bryan and his VP pick, Arthur Sewall. Laurie called Hobart a "very effective" second-in-charge to McKinley.... Read more
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Raw Story
How the media’s low expectations are helping Trump’s presidential campaignwas some doubt as to whether he had mastered the English language, the media an
How the media’s low expectations are helping Trump’s presidential campaign
Raw Story / Posted 10 days ago
was some doubt as to whether he had mastered the English language, the media anointed George W. Bush the second coming of William Jennings Bryan. Just remember that when Trump’s preposterous pronouncements and behavior are reported as just “Trump... Read more
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Bankrate.com
5 Top Election Years For The Stock Marketpresident: Theodore Roosevelt Who won? Republican nominee William Howard Taft
5 Top Election Years For The Stock Market
Bankrate.com / Posted 12 days ago
president: Theodore Roosevelt Who won? Republican nominee William Howard Taft beat the Democratic nominee, William Jennings Bryan, a former congressman from Nebraska running for a 3rd time. Market performance: The Dow rose 46.64%... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
'The Ballad of Baby Doe' opens Central City Opera seasonas Baby Doe's mother. Baritone Donald Hartmann stands out in the generous cameo
'The Ballad of Baby Doe' opens Central City Opera season
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 12 days ago
as Baby Doe's mother. Baritone Donald Hartmann stands out in the generous cameo appearance of 1896 presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan. Much of the opera's lifeblood lies in its chorus, masterfully prepared by Aaron Breid, and that... Read more
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The Forward
How Republicans Tried To Flip the Jewish Vote — and Created Donald Trumpof whether or not to rebuke the Ku Klux Klan. With the Democratic Party’s inabi
How Republicans Tried To Flip the Jewish Vote — and Created Donald Trump
The Forward / Posted 13 days ago
of whether or not to rebuke the Ku Klux Klan. With the Democratic Party’s inability to do so, Smith lost the nomination. William Jennings Bryan — an admirable politician on economic issues, but a vehement nativist —said to Smith’s supporters in... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Almanac1850, the 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, died after servi
Almanac
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 15 days ago
1850, the 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, died after serving only 16 months of his term. In 1896, William Jennings Bryan delivered his famous "cross of gold" speech at the Democratic national convention in Chicago. In... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Today in HistoryStates, Zachary Taylor, died after serving only 16 months of his term. (He was
Today in History
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 15 days ago
States, Zachary Taylor, died after serving only 16 months of his term. (He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.) In 1896, William Jennings Bryan delivered his famous "cross of gold" speech at the Democratic national convention in Chicago. In... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Cynicism dims light of hope in politicsand is likely over time to change the policy profile of both parties. But cynic
Cynicism dims light of hope in politics
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 15 days ago
and is likely over time to change the policy profile of both parties. But cynicism is not always tied to resentment. William Jennings Bryan embodied an idealistic populism. Following the Watergate scandal, voters turned to the squeaky clean... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
‘Nuts!’ Review: Outrageous Documentary Passes the Test(icle)goat testicles. (“The Men Who Stare at Goats,” indeed.) Among the alleged reci
‘Nuts!’ Review: Outrageous Documentary Passes the Test(icle)
Houston Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
goat testicles. (“The Men Who Stare at Goats,” indeed.) Among the alleged recipients of Brinkley’s bovine wonder cure were William Jennings Bryan and Rudolph Valentino. Woodrow Wilson was rumored to have been a patient. Much of the film draws... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
You don't have to be 'Nuts!' to believe the unbelievablesome innovative advertising help — became a national sensation in the 1920s, bo
You don't have to be 'Nuts!' to believe the unbelievable
Los Angeles Times / Posted 16 days ago
some innovative advertising help — became a national sensation in the 1920s, boasting famous clients (Rudolph Valentino, William Jennings Bryan) and pop culture recognition: Buster Keaton made a goat-gland joke in his two-reeler “Cops.” Though... Read more
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CBS News
The way it was: Today in historytrials in U.S. history with the well known Darrow working with the ACLU while t
The way it was: Today in history
CBS News / Posted 17 days ago
trials in U.S. history with the well known Darrow working with the ACLU while three-time Democratic presidential candidate, William Jennings Bryan, took up the cause for the prosecution. The Trial began on July 10. Scopes was found guilty and fined... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
‘Inherit the Wind’ Playhouse tackles courtroom dramamake up their own mind(s). Q. Who will be playing the pivotal roles of Brady a
‘Inherit the Wind’ Playhouse tackles courtroom drama
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 20 days ago
make up their own mind(s). Q. Who will be playing the pivotal roles of Brady and Drummond, the characters inspired by William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow from the actual Scopes Trial? A. Larry Latsko and Joe Scarvell are playing Brady... Read more
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The Atlantic
Why Is Populism Taking Over the Republican Party?and unsound financing, the other after a silver panic), and the deep recessiona
Why Is Populism Taking Over the Republican Party?
The Atlantic / Posted 21 days ago
and unsound financing, the other after a silver panic), and the deep recessionary effects that accompanied them, William Jennings Bryan became the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in 1896—thundering, “You shall not crucify... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Bible regards poverty as a curseGladden, who founded The Gladden House to aid the poor, served on Columbus City
Bible regards poverty as a curse
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 22 days ago
Gladden, who founded The Gladden House to aid the poor, served on Columbus City Council to fight for just legislation. William Jennings Bryan, a well-known evangelical, stated in his Cross of Gold speech that economics had to be corrected... Read more
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New York Magazine
Sorry, Obama: Donald Trump Is a Populist, and You’re Noteasy resolution. Stylistic populism is not the same thing as substantive populi
Sorry, Obama: Donald Trump Is a Populist, and You’re Not
New York Magazine / Posted 23 days ago
easy resolution. Stylistic populism is not the same thing as substantive populism, though the two often go hand in hand. William Jennings Bryan is probably the Ur-populist in American history, most perfectly combining all the classic traits (the... Read more
23d
Market Watch
How Donald Trump could bury the GOP for years and hand the country to the Democratsthe easy part. The hard part for Republicans, if only because they didn’t cont
How Donald Trump could bury the GOP for years and hand the country to the Democrats
Market Watch / Posted 23 days ago
the easy part. The hard part for Republicans, if only because they didn’t control it, was that Democrats had to nominate William Jennings Bryan, who thought the Industrial-Revolution/urbanization/immigration thing was a scam to “press down upon... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Populism and the still audible voice of the peopleall over the spectrum nestle beneath the populist tree, and in American history
Populism and the still audible voice of the people
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 26 days ago
all over the spectrum nestle beneath the populist tree, and in American history, such diverse figures as Davy Crockett, William Jennings Bryan, Huey Long and even Jimmy Carter could legitimately be called populists. To understand what in the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Stop calling Trump a populistgold. That would increase the money supply, making it easier for farmers to pay
Stop calling Trump a populist
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
gold. That would increase the money supply, making it easier for farmers to pay their debts. In 1896, a populist orator, William Jennings Bryan, electrified a Democratic Party convention meeting in Chicago. Demanding silver money, he said: "You... Read more
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Boston Globe
Britain vote a defining moment in year of rebellionthe end of the 19th century, for example, was the prelude to a burst of creativ
Britain vote a defining moment in year of rebellion
Boston Globe / Posted 28 days ago
the end of the 19th century, for example, was the prelude to a burst of creative reform that eventually was steered not by William Jennings Bryan, the Democrat who railed against the bankers and plutocrats of the East, but by Theodore Roosevelt,... Read more

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