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Sex in the Capital: President James Buchanan's "Bachelor" Lifestyle

As the president who was succeeded by Abraham Lincoln, most historians consider James Buchanan an inept leader who failed to solve our country’s most significant crisis.   758 more words

Unbought and Unbossed: Shirley Chisholm

Long before Barack Obama became the first African-American president, or Hillary Clinton became first female presidential nominee of a major party, Shirley Chisholm pushed the boundaries of race and gender further than any politician before. 714 more words

Review of The Book of Joe (Non-Fiction, 2017)

Who knew Cool Joe could be so cool?

So it goes, that the former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden gets his very own little book of wisdom, here collected in… 266 more words

Happy 235th Birthday to the Founder of the Democratic Party: Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, does not often receive the same attention in 21st century America compared to other historical figures, but his footprint remains evident in today’s political landscape. 482 more words

The Anarchist Assassin Who Shot and Killed a President

John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald are infamous men synonymous with presidential assassination. Leon Czolgosz, less infamous but equally dreadful, falls under the same dark and violent chapter in American history. 687 more words

Betty Ford: A Different Type of First Lady

Before Melania, Michelle, Barbara or Nancy there was Betty Ford. One of the most outspoken and popular first ladies of the 20th Century. In fact, over her husband’s brief presidency, she tended to have more favorability than him. 453 more words

54 Years Ago Today: President Kennedy is Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

November 25, 1963, is seared in the American consciousness. Millions watched from their living rooms the funeral and burial of the 35th President–gunned down just three days prior in Dallas. 250 more words