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Saturday soapbox

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse. 20 more words


Hillary Clinton's health is fine - focus on the real issues

I’m not a doctor, so this is not a medical diagnosis. But it is a reminder that we need to keep things in perspective. And when it comes to Hillary Clinton, part of that perspective is the fact that, when she was First Lady, her husband asked her to take on some policy duties and because she was a strong, intelligent, outspoken woman, conservatives went apeshit and have spent the last 30 years attacking her for having the audacity of not knowing “her place.” 182 more words

American Culture

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

Page Turners

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 the 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