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100 Forgotten Pictures of Presidential Family Life 100 Years Ago: The Tafts & Wilsons

From the perspective of 2017, a hundred years ago seems might as well be the medieval age. Technology, globalization, medical science, really everything, has so permanently changed the way we all live that there seems to be little resemblance to… Read More ›

When Three Presidents Ran Against Each Other But Whiskey Won the Election: The 1912 Campaign Songs of Teddy Roosevelt, Taft & Wilson

Historically, running for President against a President is always an uphill battle. Especially for someone unwary of Washington’s wily ways. First of all, they know what they’re talking about after four years of working on the job and trying to… Read More ›

The Truth Behind the Cherry Blossoms: A First Lady’s Vision of Racial and Class Integration

On one aspect of the Washington Establishment, there is universal agreement. Everyone loves the cherry blossoms. Annually, the trees burst in various shades of pink around the Tidal Basin at West Potomac Park. Day-tripping Pennsylvania senior citizens, members of local… Read More ›

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