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The Black Peep Scandal: An Easter Candy Mystery & The Father of the Jellybean

Fruitcake at Christmas, hot dogs on July Fourth, beer for St. Patrick’s, turkey on Thanksgiving. And, the¬†quintessential American food favorite for Easter? Surpassing the hard-boiled matter once those decorated eggs are cracked, not to mention asparagus, jellybeans,¬†lamb or ham, and… Read More ›

Thanks to Presidents Giving Us Turkey Day & Pictures of First Family Thanksgivings

It’s often posited that how a President and his family live in the White House not only reflects contemporary Pop Culture but that news about otherwise mundane details of their choices can often lead the nation’s people towards or away… Read More ›

A Reagan Country Song & California Classic by ABBA: His 1980 & 1984 Campaign Music

The presidential campaign year of 1980 marked the beginning of what might be termed “theme music” being adopted by presidential candidates, rather than the traditional campaign song. 1976, the year Ronald Reagan lost his challenge to incumbent President Gerald Ford… Read More ›

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