- Beretta moving to Tennessee over Maryland gun laws
- Neal Boortz defends Hillary Clinton for representing child rapist
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
- Top federal judge uses pizza to explain complex Obamacare situation
- Obama, Biden overhaul job training programs
- Drought-plagued Californians turn to paint to keep lawns green
- ISIL now forcing Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in Mosul
- 11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die
- Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
- Turkish P.M. Erdogan won’t speak to Obama, but he’ll take calls from Biden
U.S. appetite for drugs begets violence migrants are fleeing
Topic - H.L. Mencken
'Banned in Boston" is a national catchphrase symbolizing narrowness and intolerance, but probably few know its history. During the 1870s, the wealthier and educated classes of Boston, then considered the most cultured city in the country, began setting up charitable institutions bent on social reform.
Recently a slew of books has appeared discussing America's greatest and most controversial trial lawyer, Clarence Darrow. During the 1920s, few lawyers were ever "more discussed, more loved, or more hated," according to his friend, journalist H.L. Mencken.
"It would be hard to exaggerate his pertinacity, his resourcefulness, his unshakeable energy in the courtroom," Mencken later wrote of Darrow, leaving the modern historian lamenting that a recording of the trial, carried live by WGN Radio in Chicago, could not have been preserved.
H.L. Mencken noted that "democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."