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They Don’t Make Ex-Presidents Like This Any More
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They Don’t Make Ex-Presidents Like This Any More

Harry and Bess Truman left Washington with what they brought : the house independence MO that belonged to Mrs. Truman. They lived in it the rest of their lives,refusing lucrative perks all ex-Presidents expect today.,.

Henry Clay, Part 1: Aaron Burr’s Strange Western Adventure
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Henry Clay, Part 1: Aaron Burr’s Strange Western Adventure

Aaron Burr chose “rising star” Henry Clay to defend him in the two treason trials that were held in Kentucky. The third was in Richmond, Va. He was found acquiited each time. The charges were politically motivated, and the evidence fell apart at the trial or was recanted later. Historians now question a letter President Thomas Jefferson considered positive proof of Burr’s guilt.

Henry Clay, Part 2: Remembered Only In History Class
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Henry Clay, Part 2: Remembered Only In History Class

Henry Clay, “The Great Compromiser,” lost three Presidential elections. He spent 35 years trying to solve slavery question through Congressional compromise. He was the youngest Speaker of the House, and one of its most powerful ever. That’s what we learned in school. He never came through as a person.

Barack Obama Has Blown the Presidency
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Barack Obama Has Blown the Presidency

Barack Obama’s leadership is like a Republican, or the second coming of Jimmy Carter.

Why Democrats Lose and When Will They Stop
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Why Democrats Lose and When Will They Stop

I stopped writing about politics when Obama was elected in 2008, 40 years after I first got paid to write …Read the Rest

Another Moral Right Winger Gets Caught Chasing Women
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Another Moral Right Winger Gets Caught Chasing Women

Conservatives don’t philander more than liberals, but they don’t get elected by claiming to be more moral than the other guy. Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) resigned his seat just four hours after a photo of him answering a woman’s personal ad – shirtless- surfaced.

U.S. Sen Sam Ervin Was a Real ‘Mensch’
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U.S. Sen Sam Ervin Was a Real ‘Mensch’

Senator Sam Ervin, whose Watergate committee uncovered the Nixon tapes, was a conservative strict constructionist. He was also a top drawer constitutional scholar, who based his positions on constitutional principles he really understood. Strict construction was not just rhetoric for him.

Former Reagan Voter Bids Adieu to GOP
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Former Reagan Voter Bids Adieu to GOP

Before I decided on a candidate for president in the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Primary, I decided to vote for the Democratic nominee in November. Republicans’ twisted version of Reaganism, and their incompetence, had done too much harm.

Republican U.S. Senator Took a Big Risk for Freedom
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Republican U.S. Senator Took a Big Risk for Freedom

U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu, R=NH, put a hold on the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act because of civil liberties concerns. He was facing re-election, and the Bush administration still had the power to defeat him in a GOP primary.

Romney’s Trouble With Christian Right Shows How Bigoted We’ve Become
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Romney’s Trouble With Christian Right Shows How Bigoted We’ve Become

Right-wing Christian political activists created a narrow-minded God in their own image. They should not be suppressed, just defeated on the merits.

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