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Tip in Charge: Photos of Speaker O’Neill from a not so distant era of bipartisanship in Washington

Take one glance at any of the programs on cable news networks and you’ll conclude that we live in a time of unprecedented political polarization. The Pew Research Center confirms that this has been a growing trend for over two … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War at the Burns Library: The Tip O’Neill Congressional Archives

Thomas Phillip “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. (1912-1994) served as a Representative for Massachusetts’s Congressional delegation from 1953-1987, including ten years as Speaker of the House (1977-1987). He was also a Boston College alumnus (’36). O’Neill donated his Congressional papers to Boston College … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Tip O’Neill and Bipartisan Friendships “After 6 p.m.”

As election day closes in on us and the antagonism of the campaign trail intensifies, it is hard to imagine a time of bipartisan cooperation in either personal or political life. Yet the congressional papers of Cambridge politician and Speaker … Continue reading

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