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Frequently Forgotten President James A. Garfield

James Garfield was raised by a single mother in Ohio (his father died when he was two years old). He managed to save enough money to get through school. 309 more words

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Top Presidential Historian says Ted Cruz not eligible to be president

Could Ted Cruz, born December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, be Constitutionally ineligible for the presidency?  If he were alive today, one of America’s most distinguished presidential historians, J.J. 789 more words

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Thank you prior Clinton Administration for years served in office.

I really wanted to write a short article that might commend and thank the Clinton Administration for an excellent job leading the United States in the nineties. 513 more words

Frequently Forgotten President Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes is the first in my new series of frequently forgotten U.S. Presidents.

Like President Grant, Hayes had personal integrity, but his presidency was tainted by the very corruption he deplored. 235 more words

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A History of the State of the Union Address

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.”

(The more things change, the more they stay the same.)

– Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

The State of the Union address began with George Washington.  755 more words

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Rand Paul: The only adult in the room.

“Preventative war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.”

-Otto von Bismarck

This Christmas Rand Paul wrote a blog about “Peace on Earth.” The Senator pointed out that Jesus was called “the Prince of Peace,” that he taught, “Blessed are the peacemakers.”  Rand Paul is a lonely voice.   548 more words

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Clinton takes a dump, Media blames Trump

Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s, ill timed toilet break in front of an audience of 7.8 million television viewers is an excellent metaphor for the 2016 presidential election.   802 more words

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