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Poking Fun at History with The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge fan of history. And that passion has only been growing lately as I’ve been dealing with a pretty strong obsession with the spectacular soundtrack to the Broadway smash… 1,019 more words

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The First President to be Pried from His Bath

I heard this morning on Sports Talk radio of all things that on this day in history President William Taft, a man of gargantuan proportions, became… 486 more words

Novus Ordo Seclorum

Heavy Horse Power

Prior to becoming President, William Howard Taft served as Governor General of the Philippines. After going on a goodwill mission to one of the Philippine islands and spending┬áthe day traveling by horseback through the mountains, he sent a telegram to Secretary of War Elihu Root, briefing him on the day’s activities: “Stood trip well. 27 more words


The Uneventful President

By, Tatyana

The Progressive Era is the reformed era of this country and its people. I think one of the most influential person in the Progressive Era was President William Taft. 290 more words


The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

I found this book two Christmases past and it was an interesting take on an angle of history most of us had never heard of. 404 more words



Ohioans rejected a bill that would legalize pot for recreational use this week. However, citizens passed an anti-monopoly bill aimed at preventing monopolies or special tax conditions that required voters to waive rules before actually voting on the measure itself. 141 more words

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If you asked someone what was the famous immigrant Felix Frankfurter known for….Was it inventing the Hot Dog… Cartoonist… or a Supreme Court Judge? I bet few would say Felix was a Supreme Court Judge but he was for 23 years. 769 more words