7/15/14

BigSteel On Strike, Jimmy Carter Malaise, Obamacare Advances

On This Progressive Day: July 15
The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history

U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives his famous "malaise" speech, where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as "this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation." (1979)

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony (2002)

A U.S. Senate committee approves President B. Hussein Obama's signature Progressive legislative priority, Obamacare (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama travels to Holland, Michigan to promote his brand of Progressive greenfraud crony-capitalism at a groundbreaking ceremony for Compact Power battery plant (2010)

b: Walter Benjamin (1892), John Thomas Dunlop (1914); d: Anton Chekhov (1904), Set Persson (1960)

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