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C-Span filmed a recent speech made at the Roosevelt Library. You can check it out here.

(For you folks who like your TV to be TV, it is being re-broadcast on September 1 at 7:15.)

When presidents go on vacation

Having written about presidents and worked for presidents I can tell you that there are some misconceptions about presidential vacations.  Some things happen like the rest of us.   786 more words

Presidential History

The Movie and the Reality

In the movie 1776 John Dickinson is portrayed as refusing to sign the Declaration of Independence and then honorably resigning from the Continental Congress to join the army in what he considers to be a futile fight for independence.  162 more words


Is Obama too big too fail? Why is he acting so strangely?

President Barack Obama’s shameless fundraising tours in the midst of a world in chaos have brought immediate comparisons to Ronald Reagan.   Led by his erstwhile advisers, such as Michael Deaver, who understood imagery, Reagan would have been back in the Oval Office, looking presidential and sounding like the statesman he was.   840 more words

Presidential History

Lincoln the Underdog

The seven Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858 were not really debates by modern standards – one candidate spoke for 60 minutes, the other then spoke for 90 minutes, and finally the first speaker gave a 30-minute response. 403 more words

American History


Welcome to American Foreign Affairs 39!

This site is dedicated to the study of American Foreign Affairs during the Presidency of Jimmy Carter, the United States’ 39th President. 21 more words

American Foreign Affairs

It's the end of America as we know it

Happy Fourth of July. It’s the end of America as we know it.  And by the way, its the end of baseball, motherhood and apple pie as well.  819 more words

Presidential History