“I know nothing!” – the memorable catchphrase of a forgotten political party

Many people associate the catchphrase “I know nothing!” with the television character Sergeant Schultz (actor John Banner). It was one of his frequent lines in the 1960s comedy series Hogan’s Heroes, along with “I see nothing.” However, more than a century before Hogan’s Heroes first aired in 1965, the phrase “I know nothing” was popularized … Read more

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.”

It’s difficult to pigeonhole Teddy Roosevelt. He was a Republican for most of his political career, including his two terms as President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Then, in 1912, he decided the Republican Party had become too cozy with big corporate interests. So he left the GOP and founded the Progressive … Read more