Politics, partisanship, media and hyperbole

Partisan politics is nothing new. In the spring of 1856, Congressman Preston Brooks, of South Carolina, nearly killed Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts. Brooks beat Sumner with a cane on the senate floor because of a speech Sumner gave two days earlier. In that speech Sumner accused South Carolina Senator Andrew Butler of being a… Continue reading Politics, partisanship, media and hyperbole