Author Archives: E Pluribus Unum

About E Pluribus Unum

The host of the Progressive Oriented YouTube Channel E Pluribus Unum, which has the main focus of educating people on Minor Parties, their history, and their candidates alongside the latest political news of the day. So when an 12 Year Old Website with that same goal says they needed new writers, I felt the need to carry this torch.

Benjamin Spock: Socialist Pediatrician

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On this day 103 years ago, Benjamin Spock was born to a Dutch upper class family. Like his father (whom he was named after), he would pursue education at Yale, originally studying literature and history. Spock would end up joining the colleges rowing team, later representing the US in the 1924 Olympics, winning them a gold medal.… Read more ...

Leo Isacson: Bronx Laborite

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On this day 112 Years ago, Leo Isacson was born to a Jewish family in the Manhattan area. After graduating from public schools, Isacson would pursue higher education: graduating from New York University in 1931 and New York University School of Law in 1933. Isacson would be admitted to the bar later that year, focusing his attention to labor and tenant rights cases, which is where he would begin to become more politically involved, becoming a founding member of the American Labor Party.… Read more ...

Victor Berger: Sewer Socialist

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On this day 162 years ago, Victor Luitpold Berger was born to a Jewish family within the Austrian Empire. When he was 18, he would immigrate to America with his parents to avoid military conscription, spending some time in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 1881, he would then settle down in Milwaukee, which was a prime place for Socialism to take a foothold, due to their large German American Population.… Read more ...

People’s Party Implodes

The past couple of weeks have been interesting for the Movement For A People’s Party, many major events showing they will continue to be in a never-ending stance of attempting to be more than a footnote in the minor party scene.

First on February 11th, the many prominent official in the Virginia State Affiliate had resigned from their position, citing a disagreement over the Freedom Convoy in Canada.… Read more ...

Horace Greeley: The man of multiple -isms.

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On this day 211 years ago, Horace Greeley was born to Zaccheus and Mary Greeley. Greeley suffered issues the second he was born due to his inability to breath for the first twenty minutes of his life, which many biographers conclude may have led to him developing Asperger’s Syndrome. This has been attributed to many of Greeley’s eccentricities later in life.… Read more ...

Peter Camejo: Watermelon through and through

On this day 82 years ago, Peter Miguel Camejo was born to Elvia Guanche and Dr. Daniel Camejo Octavio. While hailing from New York, he frequently visited his parent’s home country of Venezuela, competing for them in the 1960 Olympics with his dad. Afterwards he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later the University of California where begun to get involved with student activism, which inevitably got him expelled for “using an unauthorized microphone.” Read more ...

Vito Marcantonio: American Laborite

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On this day 119 Years Ago, Vito Marcantonio was born in an Italian ghetto in East Harlem. While Vito is not too remembered in the US Political Scene as he appears to be a relative footnote, he still played an interesting part in it nonetheless.

After he graduated high school, he entered law school, eventually earning a Bachelors of Law from New York University School of Law in 1925.… Read more ...

Norman Thomas: The Socialist Minister

On this day 136 years ago, Norman Mattoon Thomas was born in Marion, Ohio. Being the first of six kids, Norman was always held to a high standard. Especially in a heavily Presbyterian household, becoming a minister in New York. His religious upbringing led him to become a conscientious objector during the first world war, which directly pushed him working with Socialist Party’s campaigns, due to them having an radical pacifist platform.… Read more ...

Floyd Olson: Radical Turned ‘Greatest Governor’

On this day 130 years ago: Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to an immigrant working class family. He spent his early life working odd jobs that ended up pushing him into the arms of the Industrial Workers of the World, where he began being introduced to more radical ideas of politics, while perusing a law degree.… Read more ...

Henry Wallace: The Original #DemExit-er

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On this day 133 years ago, Henry Agard Wallace was born. Wallace would gain a very longstanding legacy in US Political History thanks to the ruling political establishments demonization of his politics.

Wallace began his career as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin Roosevelt, where he played a vital part in passing the Agricultural Adjustment Act, being an outspoken voice to Roosevelts Left.… Read more ...

Hiram Johnson: An Irreconcilable Progressive

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On this day 155 years ago Hiram Johnson was born to Annie De Montfredy and 1 term representative Grove Lawrence Johnson. While Hiram spent a lot of his time in public life as a member of the Republican Party, he has a large impact on the minor party political sphere that should not be overlooked as well.… Read more ...

Minor Party Nominees in the New Jersey Gubernatorial Election

While Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election will only have one other candidate to challenge the two Party Duopoly, the one in New Jersey has three other opposition candidates to the two major parties in November. Barring any electoral challenges much like NJWeedman.

Gregg Mele - BallotpediaOn the right side of the aisle we have lawyer Gregg Mele of the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...