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Grassroots and Astroturfing

[reprinted from The Writer’s Almanac] It was on this day 98 years ago that the word “grassroots” made its debut as a political term. On this day in 1912, Senator Albert Jeremiah Beveridge of Indiana was on stage at the Progressive Party Convention when he proclaimed: This party has come from the grass roots. It […]