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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, IA

Few people know this, but the trenches of World War I can be found – at least temporarily — near Herbert Hoover’s outhouse, right off interstate 80 in West Branch, Iowa. 3,171 more words

Travel Writing

If He's So Rich, How Come He Ain't Smart?

A healthy ego is required to run for the presidency of the United States, but Donald Trump takes it to his characteristic levels of excess. The tendency was on full display Tuesday during… 943 more words

Politics

On Dupont Circle

On Dupont Circle by James Srodes centers around the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and what became a circle of influential friends.  Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood became the gathering place for young politically-minded progressives with the election President Woodrow Wilson – the great hope of the progressive movement. 873 more words

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10 Deadly Mistakes Made By US Presidents

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Throughout American history, presidents have done things both good and bad. They have made mistakes which have cost lives, and many times they have gotten away with it. 2,816 more words

Worst Ex-President?

Someone wrote an article last week about the best and worst performances of presidents after leaving office.  Well, I suppose I can name the who and what — Justin S. 1,248 more words

Theodore Roosevelt

Political History Tuesday: Herbert Hoover--The Ride from Top to Bottom

Herbert Hoover became the bogey man of the Great Depression of the 1930s, but he had much prior success before he got dragged through the mud of the Depression. 441 more words

Presidential Elections

Day 703: The Tilted World

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On Good Friday 1927 after months of rain, the levee on the Mississippi near Greenville, Mississippi, collapsed, causing a gigantic flood that swamped 27,000 square acres of land in the Delta, made many people homeless, and killed an untold number of people. 356 more words

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