Tag: St. Patrick’s Day

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‘Know-Nothings’ Legacy Walls Off School Choice

“The Irish are perhaps the only people in our history with the distinction of having a political party, the Know-Nothings, formed against them,” wrote John F. Kennedy in his 1958 book, A Nation of Immigrants. Today, few people realize that the Massachusetts Constitution has two Know-Nothing-style amendments, which still thrust their mid-19th century bigotry into our world.

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Taoiseach Attacks Australian PM’s St Patrick’s Day Message

The Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kelly, has attacked his Australian counterpart over his St Patrick’s Day message. Tony Abbott began the message by saying the celebrations were the “one day where it was good to be green”, and then went on to