Why is JFK Still So Popular?

Why is JFK Still So Popular?

It’s been 100 years since John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born.  It’s been more than a half century since he was assassinated after serving as president for less than three years. High Marks:  And yet Kennedy is consistently ranked among our greatest...
Listen to me on WCGO Radio

Listen to me on WCGO Radio

On September 27, 2016, I had a free-ranging 30 minute interview on Chicago-based WCGO radio (1590) on the presidents and vice-presidents, with comments about the tone of the current 2016 presidential campaign, including what president I thought would beat either...
3 Reasons Why the Vice-Presidency Matters

3 Reasons Why the Vice-Presidency Matters

“My country,” a frustrated John Adams once wrote about the vice presidency, “has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.”  He has not been alone throughout our...

Presidential History Roundup #6

Presidential History Roundup #6:  Assassins, Sports, Performance, Impeachment, Nomination Process, JFK Quiz.  Interesting news about Presidential history: How Much Do You Know About JFK?  Take this short, multiple choice quiz with just 10 questions plus one bonus...

Which Untimely Presidential Transition Affected the County the Most?

Lincoln by a landslide:  The weary nation breathed a sigh of relief as the hostilities of the long and wrenching War Between the States closed that frightful chapter of history. But before the wounds began to heal, the bloodshed that had taken a generation of young...