Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

Many stories are told about Abraham Lincoln’s famous sense of humor. Through the darkest days of the Civil War, he used his humor to...

Almost President – Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part 6

With President Johnson’s surprise announcement on March 31, 1968 that he would not run for another term, attention immediately turned to Vice President Humphrey,...

Almost President – Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part 5

After the Democratic nominating convention of 1960, where Humphrey backed losing candidate Adlai Stevenson against John F. Kennedy, Humphrey returned to his duties in...

Almost President – Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part 4

After the Democratic nominating convention of 1960, where Humphrey backed losing candidate Adlai Stevenson against John F. Kennedy, Humphrey returned to his duties in...

Almost President – Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part 3

After Hubert Humphrey’s disastrous start in the Senate, he found himself isolated and ostracized by the senior senators. In typical Humphrey fashion, he began...

Almost President – Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part 2

In 1948, Humphrey became his party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate. He was running against incumbent Senator Joseph Ball, a strongly anti-labor politician who...

Almost President – Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Part 1

Hubert Horatio Humphrey made public service his life, servicing his community and his country from 1940 until his death from cancer in 1978, with...

A Tale of Two Tickets

Since the ratification of the 12th Amendment to the Constitution (which said that each party would nominate separate candidates for President and Vice President...

Presidential Children – California or Bust

With few exceptions (such as Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, and Richard Nixon), Presidents have been born east of the Mississippi River. Others (such as...

Third Parties – The Free Soil Party

There have been a large number of “third parties” in our political history. A third party is any party other than one of the...