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“The supreme quality for leadership is
unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible. No matter
whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an… 8 more words

Poetry & Quotes

Ike, JFK, and the Gettysburg Address

Today is the anniversary of the death of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1969. In commemoration, we offer the intertwined story of Ike, JFK, Lincoln, and the Gettysburg Address. 1,078 more words

Memory

The President with 5 Stars Also Had Wings

If you are looking for a poster child for “overachiever” you might consider Dwight D. Eisenhower.

This Kansas farm boy rose from modest beginnings to become one of only five Americans to achieve the five-star rank of General of the Army and the only one of those to become President of the United States. 119 more words

History

This Week in Political History: March 26-April 1

Sandra Day O’Connor and Al Gore are celebrating birthdays this week. Also, it’s the 36-year anniversary of President Ronald Reagan getting shot. Find out everything that’s happening this week in political history… 112 more words

Featured

West Point at 215, Graduates Defend and Serve the Nation

(This essay was originally published as “West Point Going Strong at 215,” in the Newport Daily News on March 16, 2017.”)

As the U.S. Military Academy at West Point celebrates its 215th anniversary, the ever-uncertain international security environment and the civic needs of our liberal democracy ensure a perpetual role for this reliable, enduring, educational institution. 746 more words

A Budget is a Moral Document

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Just a short couple of thoughts to start the week concerning the budget proposal of President Trump. President Dwight D. Eisenhower said: … 478 more words

Political Commentary

“No More Dangerous Thing for a Democracy…”

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There are some times when my education and experience as a historian and ethicist. Last week was one of those times as I watched Secretary of State Tillerson and President Trump raise the specter of preventive war on the Korean peninsula. 414 more words

History