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The Four Best Presidential Pumpkin Pies: From the first Adams and Johnson, Ike & Reagan

When it comes to Presidents, the quality of political policy is entirely inconsistent with that of their pumpkin pie.   There’s not even a preference for pumpkin over mince, for example, among those regularly rated as either the “best” (like… Read More ›

Chelsea Clinton’s NBC Job: Presidents’ Daughters Evoking Their Father’s Legacies

There’s something new – and something old, in the news that former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton has been hired by NBC Nightly News as a special correspondent for its frequent “Making a Difference” segments which focus on volunteers striving to… Read More ›

Mitt Romney Follows Father’s Footsteps & Other Candidates’ Kids Who Went for the Gold

How do those kids feel, standing on podiums behind their fathers as they concede defeat in their race for the presidency? Nobody’s asked Mitt Romney. Yet. Not that he doesn’t have a good politically strategic reason for avoiding the issue… Read More ›

Republican Candidates’ Retro Touch: Sarah Palin as Gracie Allen, Christmas Carol Campaign Song, Can Sex Sell Santorum?

This third in a series on 2012  Republican Presidential candidates and which previous candidates their campaign personae most resemble, begins with Sarah Palin and Chris Christie, who’ve just chosen not to run and comparisons which may suggest why: Former Governor… Read More ›

Republican Candidates as Retro Replicas: Part 2, Bachmann, Paul and Cain

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Free Love Party candidate Victoria Woodhull, 1872 Head of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus, lawyer Bachmann rose rapidly to public notice after she expounded on a string of contentious issues in often explosive language, yet… Read More ›

Recognizing Republican Candidates as Retro Replicas: Part 1, Perry and Romney

If you include the two still-not-running candidates, there’s eleven Republicans vying for their party’s 2012 presidential nomination and making their case on unemployment, economic instability, banking reform, trade, terrorism, wars, foreign affairs, abortion, infrastructure, education, global warning, gay equality, immigration… Read More ›

Nancy Reagan & Gary Coleman…and Clint Eastwood, Tom Selleck & Brooke Shields

She wasn’t the first First Lady to have worked as a professional actress,  but Nancy Reagan’s cameo appearance on the popular 80s television sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” (which actually ran from 1978 to 1986), starring as herself, made headlines. Appearing in… Read More ›

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