Open Sources (Ep. #310) Show Notes for January 21, 2021

 

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we celebrate survival. We made it to the end of the Trump reality show presidency, and are enjoying the first full-day of the Biden era. We’ll have some thoughts about that, including a surprising Canadian connection, and we’ll also talk about how Canadian conservatives are concerned now about their own Trump connections. In the back half of the show, our special guest will be the man that leads Guelph’s police officers. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #310) Show Notes for January 21, 2021”

Abraham Lincoln Died 150 Years Ago Today

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At 2 am this morning, 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln succumbed to the gunshot wound inflicted on him by the actor John Wilkes Booth during a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater. The American Civil War had ended just days earlier, and given Booth’s allegiance with the Confederacy as a staunch anti-abolitionist, Lincoln’s death was seen essentially as the last casualty of the war. According to legend, War Secretary Edwin Stanton marked the moment with the line, “Now he belongs to the ages,” which seems prescient given how Lincoln always finishes first or second in polls about what president is people’s favourite, or most influential. Continue reading “Abraham Lincoln Died 150 Years Ago Today”