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A Heckler in Washington

Imagine walking into the House of Representatives on your first day as a newly-elected member of Congress and seeing only ten other women among a total of 435 Representatives. That was Margaret Heckler’s reality as she began her career in … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Tip O’Neill and the “Refuseniks”

A visit to Brighton Beach in New York City, to Brookline in Boston, or to Mayfield Heights near Cleveland reveals the preponderance of Russian immigrants in the United States. Fleeing persecution in the Soviet Union, Russian Jews were occasionally granted … Continue reading

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