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A President’s Residence Saved: The Kennedy Family Compound with Rare Photos of their Real Life There

From the two corners of the country comes recent news that one of the “Kennedy Compound” family homes in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts will be preserved as an historic site, and that another Presidential home, that of Gerald and Betty Ford … Read More ›

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 ›

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