Why Donald Trump is the most impactful president-elect since Abraham Lincoln

Okay, sit back down. You’re okay. Breathe. Breathe. You’ll be alright. I said, “impactful,” okay? “Impactful.” It’s not even a Gates approved word, it underlines red in Microsoft Word. Just relax. First, lets take a little tour and see some other impactful presidents-elect so you will get a sense of context. Why Ronald Reagan wasContinue reading “Why Donald Trump is the most impactful president-elect since Abraham Lincoln”

George H.W. Bush: The Nicest President in American History

Having worked for the man I can tell you that George H.W. Bush is no pushover.  When Manuel Noriega rattled his swords and waged his drug war against the USA, Bush descended on Panama like a thunderstorm, without warning, bringing the villain back in chains.  When Saddam Hussein invaded his neighbor, Bush organized the entireContinue reading “George H.W. Bush: The Nicest President in American History”

July 4th Trivia for the 2013 celebration

Which three presidents died on the Fourth of July?John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.  Adams, the second president, and Jefferson, the third president, both died on the same day in 1826, Monroe died in 1831. (Thanks to David Gurowsky for catching a typo on the dates.) What other presidents died close to the 4thContinue reading “July 4th Trivia for the 2013 celebration”

July 4, 1863

by Doug Wead All this business about the fourth of July missed one of the more remarkable days in American history. I am speaking of July 4th, 1863. There were celebrations in the streets of Washington because of the apparent outcome of the battle of Gettysburg. The people of the north were hungry for aContinue reading “July 4, 1863”

July Fourth Trivia

Which three presidents died on the Fourth of July? (John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Adams, the second president, and Jefferson, the third president, both died on the same day in 1826.) What other presidents were near misses? (On July 4, 1850, President Zachary Taylor attended ceremonies for the Washington Memorial and returned toContinue reading “July Fourth Trivia”

President’s Day

(Excerpt from appearnace on Fox and Friends) Why is Presidents’ Day so important?  It unites us as a people.  And it gives our youth common heroes.  We are divided by class, ethnicity, left and right on the political spectrum, religion and science but we come together in Washington, who walked away from power and Lincoln whoContinue reading “President’s Day”