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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Too many Americans think slavery was not the main cause of the Civil War
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Civil War

A couple of years ago, at the start of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Pew Center conducted a poll (see HERE) which showed that only 38 percent of Americans think the conflict was mainly about slavery.

But then, 24 percent of poll respondents were white Southerners, many of whom might feel embarrassed to admit that the enslavement of black folks was a principal cause of what some of them prefer to call the War Between the States or even the War of Northern Aggression (see HERE).

We would all do well, it seems to me, ...

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