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  • Remembering a Comment on the Occasion of Carter's Loss to Reagan

    05/04/2016 9:44:58 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 26 replies
    Freep | 04/04/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    "Politicians are the People Who Ran for Class President." I find the whole election so far, hilarious, because, it's been like knocking the walls with a sledgehammer in an old Greasy Spoon to get the roaches to scurry out, seeing the Neo-Conservatives so up in arms over the loss of their supposedly non-existent, elite privileges. So, can anyone come up with the source for this? This was remarked upon, on the occasion of Jimmy Carter's disgrace at the hands of conservative Cro-Magnon Ronald Reagan. (It's an anti-pejorative, since we are all Cro-Magnons, it's the Neanderthals who are knuckle-draggers.) It's...
  • Do Not Weep for Andrew Jackson

    04/21/2016 8:31:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2016 | by DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    Politico reports that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is set to announce that Alexander Hamilton will get a reprieve and remain on the $10 bill, while Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20, and Treasury will make other changes including ďputting leaders of the womenís suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil-rights era leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 billĒ while relocating Jackson to less desirable real estate (his own Trail of Tears, one might say) on the back of the $20. There are a few...
  • Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill

    04/20/2016 9:22:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 211 replies
    Harriet Tubman is going to replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, according to a report. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday, according to Politico. Sources told the site that he has also decided to keep Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill.
  • Hamilton to Stay on $10 bill, Jackson Will be Replaced on $20

    04/19/2016 1:47:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    After much speculation on the possible replacement of Alexander Hamiltonís portrait on the $10 bill, it appears the nationís first Secretary of the Treasury will stay put on the heavily-circulated note. While the high-profile support voiced by the cast and creator of the popular Broadway musical, Hamilton, could not have hurt the founding fatherís case to remain on the 10, it seems current Treasury Secretary Jack Lew counts himself among Hamiltonís admirers and was reluctant to replace him from the beginning. This doesnít mean things will stay as they are. CNN notes that a ďmural-style depiction of the womenís suffrage...
  • Five Best [books]: Robert W. Merry on presidential campaigns

    04/16/2016 5:32:29 PM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 15, 2016 | Robert W, Merry
    The Making of the President, 1960 By Theodore H. White (1961) 1. Reporter Teddy White kicked up a sensation with his narrative of the tumult, gamesmanship and drama of the 1960 campaign. He rendered in vivid detail the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of the spectacle. On Election Day at Hyannisport, John Kennedy didnít just light up a cigar while awaiting election resultsóit was a ďHavana Royal panatela.Ē After lunch the candidate emerged from his house wearing a pair of shoes, one of which was ďglossily polished, as usualóthe other scuffed and dirty.Ē Thus did White transport his readers to...
  • Cal Silent No More

    04/07/2016 6:49:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 6, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Clearly we have to reach beyond academia if we want to reclaim our history. "Calvin Coolidge had four percent growth which candidates today only talk about as a goal," Amity Shlaes, the former Wall Street Journal reporter turned Coolidge biographer, said of the much-maligned former president. Shlaes, who has also written critically of FDR, was the luncheon speaker at the annual national meeting of the Philadelphia Society, a group of conservative intellectuals, formed in the wake of the Goldwater defeat of 1964. Seventy-three percent was the top tax rate in 1923, Shlaes noted at the Philadelphia Societyís meeting in Charlotte,...
  • Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson: From Sally Hemmings to His "Deism"

    04/02/2016 12:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/02/2016 | Richard Kirk
    What kind of criticism would prompt a major publisher to withdraw from circulation a New York Times bestseller by a recognized scholar? One would think the objections would have to be weighty and the critics unquestioned experts in the particular field. In the case of "The Jefferson Lies", one would be mistaken to make those assumptions. In 2012, David Barton's popular analysis of Thomas Jefferson was pulled by the book's publisher, Thomas Nelson, based on what appears to have been an academic putsch designed to protect the now popular view of the third president as a secular deist and hypocritical...
  • Fmr Presidential Adviser (Erlichman) Confesses: Nixon Invented Drug War to Decimate Hippies

    03/22/2016 4:28:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 139 replies
    Reason.org ^ | |Mar. 22, 2016 5:15 pm | Robby Soave
    President Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs for one specific reason: to decimate his perceived political enemiesóthe anti-war left. That's according to an anecdote in a lengthy cover story for Harper's, in which journalist Dan Baum recounts an interview he conducted with John Erlichman, a former Nixon staffer who was jailed for one year due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Unprompted, Erlichman confessed the true purpose of federal drug prohibition: ďYou want to know what this was really all about?Ē he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal...
  • Our Forgotten Statesman (Happy Birthday, James Madison)

    03/16/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 16 March 2016 | Walter Williams
    George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison. Madison became our fourth president, but his presidency is not the chief source of his greatness. There would have been an entirely different America without Madison's enormous input and foresight at the contentious 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. There were 55 delegates to the convention. Like Madison, some had a formal college education, while others did not. From Madison's notes about the quality of the...
  • 5 Great Presidential Speeches in American History

    Words are important. Any good leader knows this. That is why one of the true marks of a good leader is the ability to communicate ideas and intentions to the people, to motivate them and guide them toward a common goal. In American history, our presidents have used the power of words to guide the people and the nation. Of the millions of words that have been spoken by these 44 men over the past 200-plus years, there are only a handful of times that those words have been used to their maximum effect. These speeches are prime examples of...
  • The President Without a Party

    02/15/2016 8:29:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    John Tyler's presidency was born in a fog of constitutional confusion. On April 4, 1841, President William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia, just one month into his term as the nation's ninth chief executive. It was the first time a president had died in office, and no one could say with certainty what was supposed to happen next. The relevant language in the Constitution was murky: "In case of the [president's] death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office," commands Article II, Section 1, "the same shall devolve on the vice president." But the antecedent...
  • Lincoln‚Äôs Birthday Reflections: His insights on liberty and tyranny still ring true today

    02/12/2016 11:59:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2.12.16 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that "the world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.'" Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the mantle of liberty. That was exactly the situation in the Civil War: Slaveholders defined liberty in such a way as to make themselves the guardians of liberty... The South's liberty was the liberty to hold other people as chattel slaves. What the slaveholders called liberty, the North quite rightly called tyranny; namely, the systematic deprivation of the natural rights of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former President Jimmy Carter Says He's Not Cancer-Free: 'I'm Still Taking Treatments'

    01/25/2016 3:07:03 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    ETOnline ^ | January 25th 2016 | Zach Seemayer
    Jimmy Carter says his body is responding well to treatments, but the former U.S. President says he's not entirely free from cancer. Speaking exclusively with ET's Brooke Anderson in Plains, Georgia, during the Painting, Paula [Deen] and a President fundraiser, Carter opened up about the struggle he still faces. "They haven't detected any cancer, but sometimes the cancer spots [return]," Carter said, "including in my brain."
  • Angry voters‚Äô choice: new face or Clinton devil?

    01/18/2016 11:55:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/16 | David Hunter
    I suspect that fate will turn on the small issues of steadfastness, trustworthiness and mostly likability Americans will take a lot, but they will not tolerate the continuing destruction of their nation by elites in both parties who believe they are untouchable.‚ÄĒMonica Crowley In the final analysis (while I affirm Ms. Crowley‚Äôs optimistic tone) maybe so, maybe not. Indeed, it‚Äôs scary when such monumental world-shaping choices are seemingly left to the whims of fate. Recall 2012, despite obvious foreign and domestic policy disasters, Mr. Obama‚ÄĒan utterly failed, ultra-Constitutional, pathological liar of a 1984-style despot‚ÄĒwas re-elected. At the time, the combination...
  • Woodrow Wilson‚Äôs racist legacy

    12/19/2015 9:10:08 PM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    El Posto de Washington ^ | 12/11/15 | Chris Myers Asch
    While Wilson has a complicated legacy that includes genuine accomplishments, his record in the District is unambiguously negative. In a diverse area with a rich black history, we should not have the name of an unabashed white supremacist atop one of the District‚Äôs few public high schools. When Wilson arrived in 1913, he found that the District offered black people more opportunities than anywhere else in the South. It may not have been ‚Äúthe colored man‚Äôs paradise,‚ÄĚ as some contemporaries claimed, but the District had the nation‚Äôs largest black community ‚ÄĒ about 95,000 people, nearly 30 percent of the city‚Äôs...
  • Academic Millionaires Club

    12/15/2015 8:24:29 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 15, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    You can always count on Democratic candidates for president to bash millionaires, even while cultivating their friendship and support behind the scenes. Yet and still, what you are never likely to hear is their inclusion of college presidents in this august group. Nevertheless, the latest Chronicle of Higher Education tells us that "32 leaders of private colleges earned more than $1 million in 2013." Here they are: ~ Lee C. Bollinger of Columbia--$4,615,230 ~ Amy Gutmann of Penn--$3,065,746 ~ Nido Qubein of High Point University--$2,909,148 ~ Richard M. Joel of Yeshiva--$2,503,794 ~ Nicholas S. Zeppos of Vanderbilt--$2,147,452 ~ Scott S....
  • Presidents, prime ministers may age faster, die sooner

    12/15/2015 6:04:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2015 6:42 PM EST | Maria Cheng
    Leading a country comes with extraordinary privileges but also, apparently, a price: new research suggests that heads of state age faster than normal and that the stress of the job may shave almost three years off their life expectancy. Doctors analyzed how long presidents and prime ministers in 17 countries - including Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the U.S. - survived after leaving office, compared to the losing candidates. They also observed the number of years that heads of state lived versus what was expected for someone of the same age and gender. After considering the fates of 279 heads...
  • College of William & Mary Students Want Statue of ‚Äė Rapist‚Äô And ‚ÄėRacist‚Äô T Jefferson Removed

    11/25/2015 2:26:50 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2015
    Students at the College of William & Mary want Thomas Jefferson‚Äôs status removed from campus because they call him an ‚Äúincestuous rapist‚ÄĚ and a ‚Äúracist.‚ÄĚ The Jefferson statue there is now covered in yellow notes that say things including: ‚Äúhe knew it was wrong,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúracist‚ÄĚ ‚Äúrapist,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúblack lives matter,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄĚ stop worshiping racists.‚ÄĚ The College of William & Mary, Jefferson‚Äôs alma mater, is one of many schools in America where student activists are debating the legacy of the Founding Fathers and demanding the removal of anything that commemorates them. At Princeton University, student activists held a sit-in inside the...
  • First They Came for Andrew Jackson, Now They‚Äôve Come for Woodrow Wilson, So Who‚Äôs Next?

    11/21/2015 6:22:31 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-20-15 | Aaron Goldstein
    One need not be a fan of Woodrow Wilson to be appalled at the ease with which Princeton University sees fit to erase any association it has with the 28th President of the United States because of a few bullies who have nothing constructive to do with their lives. Wilson, of course, was President of Princeton from 1902 to 1910. This is no different than the effort to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. To give you an idea of how deep moral equivalency is imbedded in our university students, I recently attended a Halloween Party where I spoke...
  • The Least and Most Popular Modern U.S. Presidents

    10/29/2015 9:48:53 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 16 replies
    Inside Gov ^ | 8-13-2015 | Alex Greer
    As of July 2015, President Obama’s public approval rating was 44%, down significantly from his starting approval of 62%. To be fair, Obama still has around a year left in office, so his approval rating is far from final. But few presidents leave the White House more popular than when they entered. So how does Obama stack up to the modern presidents when it comes to popularity? Using data from Real Clear Politics and the Roper Center, InsideGov found the average approval ratings for the modern U.S. presidents (FDR onward). We also provide an overall breakdown of each president’s approval...
  • Thomas Jeffersonís Response to Muslims in 1801 is More Important Today Than Ever

    Thomas Jeffersonís response to Muslims in 1801 is more important today than ever. Americaís first war with Islamic terrorists should be remembered. From Wikipedia: The First Barbary War (1801Ė1805) also known as the Tripolitan War or the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the Northwest African Berber Muslim states known collectively as the Barbary States. These were the Ottoman provinces of Tripoli, Algiers, and Tunis, which were enjoying a large autonomy, as well as the independent Sultanate of Morocco. The war was fought because U.S. President Thomas Jefferson refused to pay...
  • Drone strikes in Pakistan (President Drone Bomba Responsible for Nearly 5 Times as Many Drone St

    10/03/2015 8:55:15 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | Wikipedia
    US Drone Strike Statistics estimate according to the New America Foundation (as of 25 December 2013).] Year Attacks Casualties Militants Civilians Unknown Total 2004 1 3 2 2 7 2005 3 5 6 4 15 2006 2 1 93 0 94 2007 4 51 0 12 63 2008 36 223 28 47 298 477 Bush † † † † † † 2009 54 387 70 92 549 2010 122 788 16 45 849 2011 73 420 62 35 517 2012 48 268 5 33 306 2013 26 145 4 4 153 2,374 Obama
  • Bob Dole to Lead Fundraising to Build Eisenhower Memorial(Help From Tom Hanks,Tom Brokaw)

    09/12/2015 9:44:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11, 2015 | BRETT ZONGKER
    Longtime Kansas Sen. Bob Dole is planning an ambitious fundraising effort to build the long-debated Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, and he will have help from Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw and others. Dole told The Associated Press on Friday that he aims to raise $150 million in private funds, if necessary, to build the memorial after more than 15 years of planning. Critics of the memorial's design have stalled funding in Congress. The 92-year-old World War II veteran says it's time to honor "Ike," the 34th president and supreme Allied commander during World War II. Organizers hope to create...
  • The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down

    08/30/2015 10:06:31 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 34 replies
    C-SPAN BookTV ^ | Sunday, Aug 30 | Geoff Shepard.
    Book Discussion on The Real Watergate Scandal Geoff Shepard, former associate director in the Nixon administration, presents research he contends shows misconduct by the judges and prosecutors involved in the Watergate trials. An aging judge about to step down. Aggressive prosecutors friendly with the judge. A disgraced president. A nation that had already made up its mind. The Watergate trials were a legal messóand now, with the discovery of new documents that reveal shocking misconduct by prosecutors and judges alike, former Nixon staffer Geoff Shepard has a convincing case that the wrongdoing of these history-making trials was actually a bigger...
  • Former president Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

    08/20/2015 8:23:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2015 | Abby Phillip
    Former president Jimmy Carter said that the cancer doctors discovered earlier this year, on his liver, has spread to his brain and that he will receive his first radiation treatment for the disease Thursday afternoon. "I'm perfectly at ease with whatever comes," Carter said at a news conference. Carter, 90, said Thursday that doctors found "four spots of melanoma on my brain -- small spots" after first discovering cancer during an Aug. 3 operation to remove a tumor from his liver. During that surgery, Carter said, doctors suspected that the cancer had originated in other parts of his body. They...
  • How "Hamilton" Recasts Thomas Jefferson as a Villain

    08/19/2015 11:11:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8-19-2015 | ALANA SEMUELS
    The smash Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda joins the growing movement encouraging Americans to take a closer look at the Founding Fatherís life and legacy. Go to any American elementary school and ask the students to name the Founding Fathers, and itís likely that Thomas Jefferson will come up, right alongside George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson is on the nickel. Jeffersonís face is one of the four on Mount Rushmore. Jefferson has his own monument in Washington, D.C. Jefferson got to be president. But Jeffersonís star may be fading. Democrats are erasing his...
  • Ex-President Warren Harding's Love Child Confirmed Through DNA Testing

    08/13/2015 6:20:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/13/2015 | By JORDYN PHELPS
    After nearly 100 years of rumors and historical speculation, DNA testing has confirmed that President Warren Harding had a child out of wedlock Ė his only biological child Ė with mistress Nan Britton. Britton first came forward publically with the claim that her daughter, Elizabeth Ann, was Hardingís daughter in a 1927 autobiography ďThe Presidentís Daughter.Ē In her account, Britton detailed a steamy six-year-long affair with the 29th president, including one encounter in a White House closet, before his untimely death in 1923. At the time of its publishing, the book was met with public ridicule and widely discounted as...
  • James Earl (Jimmy) Carter has metastasized Liver Cancer

    08/12/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 129 replies
    FoxNews Cavuto | 08/12/15 | Fox News
    Verbal announcement that the previous surgery for a liver tumor has now been diagnosed as a cancer and it has apparently spread beyond the liver.
  • Is Trump 'un-presidential'? Not compared to some past presidents.

    08/10/2015 3:05:17 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 66 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | Lisa Suhay
    Some historical examples of US presidents behaving in an un-presidential or undignified manner while in office include, but are not limited to, war hero Andrew Jackson teaching his parrot to swear and James Monroe chasing his secretary of state out of the Oval office with fireplace tongs. The race between President John Quincy Adams and Mr. Jackson in 1828 was one of the ugliest ever, with partisan newspaper headlines making accusations against the candidates, ranging from murder and adultery to pimping. In more recent history, former President Lyndon B. Johnson, stands out, according to a contemporary who explained "the Johnson...
  • Former President Jimmy Carter Undergoes Liver Operation

    08/03/2015 11:05:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 3, 2015
    The Carter Center says former President Jimmy Carter has undergone a medical procedure to remove a small mass in his liver, and that he's expected to make a full recovery.
  • Ulysses S. Grant Died 130 Years Ago. Racists Hate Him, But Historians No Longer Do.

    07/24/2015 2:30:32 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 117 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 23rd July 2015 | Nick Baumann
    'After Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died 130 years ago today, a million and a half Americans watched his funeral procession. His mausoleum was a popular tourist attraction in New York City for decades. But for most of the 20th Century, historians and non-historians alike believed Grant was corrupt, drunken and incompetent, that he was one of the country's worst presidents, and that as a general, he was more lucky than good. A generation of historians, led by Columbia's William A. Dunning, criticized Grant for backing Reconstruction, the federal government's attempt to protect the rights...
  • Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson jettisoned by Connecticut Democrats

    07/24/2015 11:55:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Last month Matt Vespa covered the story of Democrats in Virginia who were talking about changing the name of their annual Jefferson Jackson dinner because of the Dylan Roof shooting or the Confederate Battle Flag or racism or something. That may have sounded rather silly at the time, but it‚Äôs turned out to be prophetic. Democrats in Connecticut also have an annual dinner named after the same prominent early Americans ‚Äď as with their fellows across the nation ‚Äď and have made the decision to change the name. (Because who would want to be associated with those guys, right?)...
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    CTPost ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the (NAACP) the state (Democrat Party) will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.
  • Democrats Change Name of Dinner To Honor Racist Harry Truman

    07/13/2015 1:46:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Missouri Democratic Party is changing the name of its annual ďJefferson-JacksonĒ fundraising dinner, deleting the names of slave-owning party heroes Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. The party will instead honor avowed racist Harry Truman.Though the state party denied that the name change was due to racial issues, Democratic state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, who has called for the name to be changed, said that it was probably due to race. Every state Democratic party holds an early-summer Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently attended the dinners in Arkansas and Virginia.But the Missouri partyís decision to instead name the...
  • 'Long lost brothers' Bill Clinton and George W. Bush...

    07/10/2015 7:42:04 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 July 2015 | By Elaine O'flynn For Mailonline and Reuters
    ...give gushing interview and say Hillary and Jeb will treat each other with respect... but do we believe them? Self-proclaimed 'long lost brothers' George W. Bush and Bill Clinton shared a stage in a rare joint appearance in Texas on Thursday - to claim the current presidential campaign between their family members will be conducted with respect. The two former presidents - who have become friends in their retirement despite being from opposing parties - spoke about the contest that has seen Bill's wife Hillary seek the Democratic nomination and George's brother Jeb go after the Republican one. Both men...
  • What Did Lincoln Really Think of Jefferson?

    07/05/2015 3:24:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 503 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2015 | By ALLEN C. GUELZO
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. ó ďLincoln hated Thomas Jefferson.Ē That is not exactly what we expect to hear about the president who spoke of ďmalice toward none,Ē referring to the president who wrote that ďall men are created equal.Ē Presidents have never been immune from criticism by other presidents. But Jefferson and Lincoln? These two stare down at us from Mount Rushmore as heroic, stainless and serene, and any suggestion of disharmony seems somehow a criticism of America itself. Still, Lincoln seems not to have gotten that message. ďMr. Lincoln hated Thomas Jefferson as a man,Ē wrote William Henry Herndon, Lincolnís law...
  • Movement To Rename Schools Widens To Reach Progressive Woodrow Wilson

    07/05/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Samurai_Jack · 32 replies
    The growing movement to find new appellations for buildings, landmarks and even bodies of water named after Confederate leaders has finally expanded to reach Woodrow Wilson, Americaís 28th president, a model progressive Democrat and a world-class racist scumbag.
  • First Kids Of The United States: Where Are They Now?

    07/04/2015 5:45:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/03/2015 | MELIA ROBINSON AND MELISSA STANGER
    The first kids of US presidents are in the public eye almost as much as their parents. They dictate fashion trends, appear on their parents' behalf at embassies around the world, and sometimes host senior prom in the White House East Room. You know, normal kid stuff. But when the first family departs 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., the spotlight typically turns away from them. To celebrate the Fourth of July ó which also happens to be Malia Obama's birthday ó we decided to find out what the first children are up to these days. The first kids of US presidents are...
  • Shocker: Thereís a Confederate Flag Sewn Into Lincolnís Chair at Fordís Theatre

    07/01/2015 7:03:16 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 17 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 6/29/15 | Joe Lapointe
    As national debate rages about the Confederate flag, a peculiar installation of that controversial banner may be hiding in plain sight Ė inside the cushion of Abraham Lincolnís rocking chair, a replica that rests in a balcony box in the re-built Fordís Theatre in Washington, D.C. The theatreóa functioning play space and a museumóreopened in 1968, 103 years after President Lincoln died by gunfire in April of 1865 at the end of the Civil War while he watched a play there. The builder of the replica chairóa now-deceased craftsman named Carlton McLendonólived in Montgomery, Ala. and felt bitter toward the...
  • Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

    06/25/2015 7:23:58 AM PDT · by illiac · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/24/15 | David NG
    he Thomas Jefferson Memorial, which has stood near the banks of the Potomac River in Washington for more than 70 years, is a classical tribute to the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president.. This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country's racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor...
  • Keep Andrew Jackson on the $20

    06/15/2015 8:47:13 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | June 14, 2015 | By DAVID GREENBERG
    He was a slave owner, hostile to the forces of abolitionism that were rising in America. He imposed a cruel policy of Indian removal, forcing the tribes of the Southeast across a brutal march to the Oklahoma territory. He was a hot-headed general, quick to violence and known to overstep his legal bounds, as when he summarily executed two Britons for aiding the Indian enemy during the First Seminole War. On some levels, itís easy to understand the campaign to remove Andrew Jacksonís mug from the $20 bill. Pundits are rushing to endorse the idea. The leading candidate to replace...
  • Message From President Thomas Jefferson to White House Usurper

    05/31/2015 2:36:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Google Plus ^ | May 31, 2015 | Google Plus
  • Millionaire Ex-Presidents Can Pay Their Own Way

    05/26/2015 8:00:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE AVARICE of Bill and Hillary Clinton is a wonder to behold. They crave wealth, it seems, even more than they crave power, and display no qualms about exploiting their political stature to amass it. According to a required financial disclosure filing last week, the former president and his wife have collected more than $30 million since January 2014, most of it from speaking engagements for which they charged an average of $240,000 each. To put that figure in perspective, what the Clintons earn per speech is nearly five times what the median US household earns per year. Since leaving...
  • Republican presidential candidates had trouble answering this very basic historical question

    05/14/2015 8:36:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/14/2015 | Hunter Walker
    There are only five living US presidents, but many of the Republican 2016 hopefuls seem to have trouble ranking them. Last weekend during the Freedom Summit in Greeneville, South Carolina, CNN's Chris Moody asked many of the likely GOP candidates to name the greatest living president. The question left many of them stumped. CNN on Wednesday released a video of the awkward encounters. Several of the people questioned by Moody cited Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004. One candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, acknowledged he didn't know how to answer the question. "I don't know. I'd have to think about...
  • Alarm at George H.W. Bush's Houston home broken for 13 months, report says

    04/23/2015 12:57:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Muskal
    The alarm system at the Texas home of the former President George H.W. Bush was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it, according to a federal report released on Thursday. The disclosure is in a report by Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth who said that Secret Service personnel protecting the first President Bush noticed a failure in the alarm system at Bush's Houston home in September 2013. The alarm had outlived its recommended period of operation, the report found. The Roth report also found security equipment problems at the homes of other former presidents....
  • America's 5 Worst Wartime Presidents

    04/19/2015 5:26:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 04/18/2015 | Robert W. Merry
    No presidential decision is as politically hazardous as the war decision. Thatís because voters are quicker and more ferocious in turning on their chief executives when wars go awry than when events become troublesome in other areas of governance. Woe be to the president who finds himself in a war he canít win and canít get out of, or finds that the price of war far outweighs the promised benefits, or learns that the rationale for war doesnít hold up. Herewith, then, a catalogue of the countryís five worst wartime presidents, men who took their country to war, or continued...
  • NBC Radio Ė Our Hour of National Sorrow (April 15, 1945)

    04/15/2015 1:14:18 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    archive.org ^ | 4/15/45
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  • Lincoln assassinated

    04/14/2015 6:57:32 AM PDT · by Paisan · 333 replies
    On this date in 1865, Good Friday, Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The 16th president died the next morning.
  • Applying Lincoln to our Culture's Civil Wars

    04/09/2015 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | April 9, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Last week, as radical Islamists slaughtered 148 Christian students at a Kenyan university, Americaís faithful celebrated Easter and Passover in tranquility, demonstrating why religious liberty is not the eccentric uncle in the human-rights family ó itís the matriarch. Yet with demonic evil spanning the globe, and religion a life-and-death matter, punishment for defending oneís faith is now acceptable in America. Our ďlive and let liveĒ ethic is increasingly imperiled. Witness the firestorm after Indiana became the 20th state to enact its version of the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In our morally upside-down world, we accommodate the nuclear ambitions of...
  • Secrets of the White House butlers revealed in new book: Staff saw Clinton and Lewinsky cavorting

    04/05/2015 8:41:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/05/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Secrets of the White House butlers revealed in new book: Staff saw Bill Clinton and Lewinsky cavorting for years, heard Hillary 'throw a lamp' at him - and even walked in on John F Kennedy swimming naked with his secretaries They have a unique - and fascinating - insight into the private lives of America's First Families. Now, former White House butlers and other staff members have revealed their secrets about daily life inside the six-floor mansion, which features a whopping 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and 28 fireplaces. The dedicated professionals, also including maids, cooks, florists, doormen and engineers, have...