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The “Lost Girls” Ghosts of a President & First Lady Who Affected Presidential Policy

November first, the day after Halloween, is the religious All Souls Day in the Catholic faith. In the Mexican culture, it has usually been marked with iconography of skeletons and other unearthly representations of dead family members as the centerpiece… Read More ›

The Teddy Cats: Slippers & Quartz Roosevelt, (Cats in the White House, Part 5)

When Theodore Roosevelt succeeded to the presidency upon McKinley’s assassination in September of 1901, he brought not only his wife and five children but soon enough accumulated a breadth of other beings which constituted a bona fide White House zoo…. Read More ›

Obama’s Regional Identity Conflict: A Matter of Presidential Legacy

Perhaps President Obama’s 52nd birthday yesterday may help prompt resolution of a conflict which hangs heavier with each passing day of his presidency’s remaining three and a half years. His decision will forever frame his legacy, yet is ultimately a personal… Read More ›

Jackie Kennedy’s Dogged Influence on JFK Jr. & Canine-Themed Homes

While yesterday’s article, The Dogs of Jackie O: Jackie Kennedy’s Lifetime of Canine Companions, detailed the First Lady’s life alongside a series of pooches during almost fifty of her sixty-four years, even after there were no longer four-legged friends in… Read More ›

Obama’s Girls, Teddy’s Boys, Jackie Kennedy’s Kindergarten: School Tales of White House Kids

Three weeks ago, national media coverage of President Obama’s upcoming Inauguration was briefly distracted when the National Rifle Association referenced the fact that his daughters are protected by Secret Service agents in its 35-second online ad opposing his plan for… Read More ›

Bush Grandsons Entering Politics, Trying to Turn the Latino Vote Republican

George P. Bush first became famous as the grandson of the forty-first U.S. President George Bush, the son of former Florida Governor James Ellis “Jeb” Bush, the nephew of forty-third President George W. Bush and great-grandson of the late U.S…. Read More ›

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