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Five Presidents Who Went to War & Killed Themselves For It: Wilson (Part 3)

Woodrow Wilson and World War I (this separate article appeared yesterday as part of one which considered William McKinley) A childhood dominated by the strict inculcation of pre-destiny by his father, a Presbyterian minister, and the deprivation of war which… 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 ›

Bomb Threats, Suffragists & Wilson’s Broken Pledge: The 1917 Sunday Inauguration, Part 5

Swear on a Sunday? No problem, if your Sunday Inauguration happens to also be your second Inauguration. Six of President Obama’s predecessors also had Inauguration Days which fell on a Sunday, but only three were also being inaugurated for a… Read More ›

A First Lady’s Princess Complex: Royalty, Racism & Edith Wilson’s Pocahontas Blood

This is the second to last article in a series on First Ladies’ ancestral identities. Previous articles on Michelle Obama, Jacqueline Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Florence Harding, Pat Nixon, Hillary Clinton can be found by searching at right, in the categories… Read More ›

First Ladies & Actresses Who Played Them: Vote Your Favorite

Meryl Streep‘s portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has won her a nomination for Best Actress at tomorrow’s Academy Awards but the lack of any Oscar (or even Emmy) nomination for playing an American First Lady, however, doesn’t… 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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