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U.S. President #37: Richard M. Nixon (Part II)

Domestic policy


At the time Nixon took office in 1969, inflation was at 4.7 percent—its highest rate since the Korean War. The Great Society had been enacted under Johnson, which, together with the Vietnam War costs, was causing large budget deficits. 6,498 more words


U.S. President #37: Richard M. Nixon (Part I)

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th president of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974. A member of the Republican Party, Nixon previously served as the 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961, having risen to national prominence as a representative and senator from California. 8,326 more words


It was overall a good hand, but not the cards I expected

So after putting lots of extra effort into Leaf work the previous couple of weeks the latest cycle of articles ended last week. I figured I’d make up for the lost time on personal project this week … but to my surprise, the new cycle started up Monday. 301 more words


Book Review Posting Schedule


  • September 1 – Brooks, Terry: Magic Kingdom for Sale – Sold
  • September 14 – Gaiman, Neil: The Graveyard Book
  • September 21 – Jordan, Robert: The Eye of the World…
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NonFiction Friday: The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

My favorite nonfiction writer is back with another book on poisons! The Poison Squad was slow to grab my attention but once it did I could not put it down. 1,188 more words


Rolling Blackouts ~ Sarah Glidden

Rating: 5/5

I’ve read a book from Sarah Glidden before, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, published in 2010. I was even more impressed by this novel. 234 more words

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Little Victories by Jason Gay

The night that I checked this book out, I was feeling pretty terrible.  There had been a big fight the night before and my toddler was being particularly toddlery.  274 more words

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