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Melania Trump v. John Kelly: First Ladies & West Wing Personnel, A Brief History

The news reports which broke yesterday caught even the most assiduous chroniclers of the man occupying the presidency and his wife by surprise. It was the First Lady Melania Trump, regarded as functioning independently from the words and deeds of… Read More ›

Cat & Bird: When Actress Eartha Kitt Challenged First Lady Johnson on the Vietnam War

The year 1968 was one of the most tumultuous experienced among the American people; enormous social change was underway. Protests, pickets and riots that year marked the start of what emerged as the national Black Power Movement and the Women’s… Read More ›

Melania Trump’s Independence from the President has First Lady Precedence

On civil rights to gun control to women’s rights, Jackie Kennedy, Pat Nixon, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan give context to the recent declaration that Melania Trump is “Independent” from the President  Copyrighted, 2017 All media and individuals using this original… Read More ›

A Dozen First Lady Fourths: Presidential Wives’ Independence Days Radically Diverse

Since that day of July 4, 1776. when its independence was first declared by the American colonies upon the ratification of the Declaration of Independence, the United States has marked Independence Day for 240 years. It was only thirteen years… Read More ›

Those Seventies Women: Betty Ford on Mary Tyler Moore, Mary Tyler Moore at Betty Ford

Mary and Betty. Plain names, but when associated with two particularly famous women, both names can still become vivid enough to instantly recall their smiling wit and immediately place them in our collective memories, even for those not yet born… Read More ›

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