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Those Liberal Aristocrats Katharine Hepburn & Franklin D. Roosevelt

They were both unapologetically liberal Yankee aristocrats who used their cigarettes like theatrical props and delivered their crisp, taut opinions in the now-vanished “Mid-Atlantic accent,” that American upper-class tone popularly called “Locust Valley Lockjaw.” They were even distantly related through… Read More ›

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 ›

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