Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Pets in the White House

In the next election, we will choose the next occupants of the White House. But we will not choose all of them. Those we...

Minority Presidents

Many articles use the term “minority president” in describing past presidents and past elections. This is especially true when discussing a president’s “mandate” to...

The Mysterious Death of Warren Harding

The death of President Warren Harding is one of those enduring mysteries that will probably never be solved. He died on August 2, 1923,...

The Vice President – More Important Than We think?

The common wisdom is that the vice presidential candidate does not make much difference in the election. Newsweek ended its recent article about Senator...

For the Record – Presidents in Uniform – Part 3

Andrew Johnson’s military career was, like the rest of his career, political. He had attracted national attention as the only southern member of Congress...

For the Record – Presidents in Uniform – Part 2

Martin Van Buren (1837-1841), who had no military experience, followed war hero Andrew Jackson. William Henry Harrison, who defeated Van Buren in the election...

For the Record – Presidents in Uniform, Part 1

The President of the United States serves as commander-in-chief of our armed forces. This is an awesome responsibility. How well qualified have our Presidents...

A Dead End Job – Madison’s Vice Presidents

Only one President had two Vice Presidents die during his time in office. James Madison served two terms as President, and both times the...

The Free Soil Campaign of 1848

Many people have blamed the “third party” campaign of Ralph Nader as the reason Al Gore lost the election of 2000 to George W....

Presidential Party Hoppers

In addition to his other duties, the President of the United States is also the leader of his political party. A number of our...