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Review of "Kennedy" by Theodore C. Sorensen

Theodore Sorensen’s “Kennedy” was published in 1965, little more than a year after JFK’s assassination. Sorensen served as chief legislative aide to Senator Kennedy and as Special Counsel, adviser and speechwriter to President Kennedy. 521 more words


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We stopped in Texarkana, AR, and spent some time visiting Lewis’ childhood town. This included dinner with Robert Fitzpatrick. Sitting there listening to Lewis and Robert talk about their memories of growing up in this city was fun. 349 more words

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1963 South Vietnamese coup

“In November 1963, President Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam was deposed by a group of Army of the Republic of Vietnam officers who disagreed with his handling of both the… 286 more words

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Recap of Sally Yates Senate Testimony

Ciro and I watched all of the Yates hearing live, because we have an idiosyncratic interpretation of “good time.” Things that stood out to me: 1,115 more words


A Review of David Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest

The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A true masterpiece. It is hard to believe that I am reading this book in 2017, but it is still relevant today, offering insights that policy makers can still learn from. 2,096 more words


The use of lie detector tests seemed slanted in favor of law enforcement.

I read an article in today’s Sacramento Bee about the Sherri Papini kidnapping case out of Shasta County. (http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article141599034.html) According to the Bee’s article, Papini’s husband Keith was cleared as a suspect when he passed a lie detector test. 87 more words

The West Michigan Power Structure is more than the DeVos Family

For years now we have been writing about the West Michigan power structure. What we mean by the West Michigan power structure is the individuals and organizations that have the most power in determining political, economic and social realities in the greater Grand Rapids area.  602 more words

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