While channel hopping a couple weeks ago, just before Christmas, I landed on C-Span and discovered to my horror I was watching a live broadcast of the groundbreaking for Frank Gehry’s memorial to Frank Gehry – oops, I mean Dwight Eisenhower. 722 more words
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After a 17 year struggle, the National Capital Planning Commission granted unanimous approval of the Eisenhower Memorial design. The tribute to America’s former duffer-in-chief will be constructed… 84 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of public controversy and debate, work is finally beginning Thursday on a massive memorial to President Dwight Eisenhower.
A groundbreaking ceremony will mark the start of the project, which has been plagued for years by a bitter running fight over the memorial’s design and aesthetics. 328 more words
Eisenhower lacked the rhetorical flourishes of Jack Kennedy… but when it came to defending Civil Rights in America, Ike accomplished far more than his successor. Popular history has embraced Kennedy as a Civil Rights champion and largely ignored the record of Eisenhower. 256 more words
Would Dwight D. Eisenhower be welcomed in today’s Republican party?… Today’s GOP- dominated by fiscal Conservatives like the so-called “freedom caucus;” scrawny descendants of Do-Nothings of the 80th Congress 150 more words