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President James Buchanan: Career Politician

James Buchanan had more political experience than most presidents. He had served in Congress for 20 years and was President Polk’s secretary of state. He was more effective socializing in small groups rather than making public speeches, however. 192 more words

American History

Saint Paul Keeps Capital Feb 27, 1857  

Legislator Joe Rolette disappears with a scandalous bill that would transfer the territorial capital from Saint Paul to Saint Peter. For a week he drinks and plays poker with his friends, hiding in the attic of the Fuller House while the bill rests in the hotel’s safe. 251 more words

"Most Republicans Still Haven't Learned Anything": Jeb Bush And The Republican Party's Bizarre 9/11 Blind Spot

Donald Trump is more of a reality show contestant engaged in the simulacrum of a presidential candidacy than an actual candidate for president. But this comes with an advantage: He can tell the truths that are inconvenient to Republican dogma. 796 more words


The 16th best small town in the United States

With a population of under 20,000 the borough of Carlisle was ranked the 16th best small town in the United States by livability.com in 2015. It’s located in south-central Pennsylvania bordered to the north the PA Turnpike (I-76) and to the south and by Interstate 81. 752 more words


Black & White & Golden Dram

When asked to contribute a flight of whiskies for a recent blog, I took a little while to come up with a few favourites. As the story of a whiskey – it’s origins, manufacture, history, heritage and trivia – are as important and enjoyable to me as the tasting – my flight reflects that element. 738 more words


The Bible and its Consolation in our Time of Sorrow

Written by, James Buchanan (1804-1870)
Edited for thought and sense

Mourners in Zion, be comforted!

If yours is a life of sorrow, yours also is a religion of hope. 634 more words