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First Ladies & the State of the Union Address: Private Speech Editors and Public Policy Symbols

Tomorrow’s State of the Union Address, delivered by President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill,  may seem like it has always been a part of American life, but in fact it is one custom of the American Presidencybegun by George Washington… Read More ›

The Newt Gingrich “Open Marriage,” Adultery, Divorce, & Illegitimate Kids of Other Candidates

Newt Gingrich’s sharp rebuke of CNN moderator John King’s probing into his second wife’s claim that he asked for an “open marriage” to accommodate the woman who became his third wife abruptly derailed further discussion of the issue then and… Read More ›

The Wright Brothers to the Kardashian Sisters: Celebrity Degrees of Separation

Wright Brothers – Orville Wright – Charles Lindbergh – Will Rogers – Eleanor Roosevelt – Dorothy Height – Barack Obama – Khloé  Kardashian – Kardashian Sisters Andrews, Marx, Kennedy, Jonas, Mitford, Del Rubio, Smothers, Rockefeller, Dolly, Baldwin.  From business to… Read More ›

Playing Presidents: Good History vs. Good Drama and the Actor JFK wanted to play Him, Part II

With so many events to bend into two hours, presidential biopics offer less chance to plumb the character of a President than do those films which focus on a specific conflict from their life. Critics faulted Amistad (1997) on both… Read More ›

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