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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Presidents’ Vacations

Presidents’ vacations. There is an uproar over President Obama’s vacation.  And once again the charge is hypocrisy.   He is a president who champions public schools for the masses, while sending his own daughters to private schools.  And in this case, a president who urges us to visit the beaches of the devastated Gulf while heContinue reading “Presidents’ Vacations”

Is Sarah Palin ready?

No experience, only a governor for two years before being put on the national ticket?  Too religious?  Bible studies in the evening?  And yet, can’t take care of the children?  One daughter marries a man 30 years older.  Another rejects the family faith and flees to an Ashram in India.  Sarah Palin?  Nope.  All ofContinue reading “Is Sarah Palin ready?”