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The Last Original Campaign Song: Jerry Ford’s Bicentennial Tune

Yesterday, it was learned that The Silversun Pickups directed its attorney to request that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stop using its  song “Panic Switch,” as a campaign song, for political reasons. In the last quarter of a century, this… Read More ›

Hail to the Chef: The Hamburger of Michelle Obama and the Politics and Pop Culture of Presidential Food

On July 11, the Washington Post reported that First Lady Michelle Obama slipped the security-confined 18th century mansion she calls home to enjoy a heartily caloric (1700) meal at a new restaurant, “Shake Shack,” consisting of a “ShackBurger,” milk shake,… Read More ›

The Revolutionary Moment of First Lady Betty Ford : Her October 25, 1975 Speech still Makes History

With news today of former First Lady Betty Ford’s death at age 93, it is easy to simply recall her as the leader of the national movement for substance abuse recovery because of the famous southern California treatment center which… Read More ›

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