A History of the State of the Union Address

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” (The more things change, the more they stay the same.) – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr The State of the Union address began with George Washington.  A quick look at his speech and you can see how history repeats itself. On January 8, 1790, Washington spoke before Senators andContinue reading “A History of the State of the Union Address”

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The attacks on Bristol Palin

 Presidential Campaigns: When the children become the issue. The media’s cruel attacks on Bristol Palin, the seventeen year old daughter of vice presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin, are nothing new.   The young Palin is single and apparently pregnant and some in the media are self righteously, outraged.  After all, isn’t Governor Palin an evangelical Christian? Continue reading “The attacks on Bristol Palin”

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”