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...
Who Were Our Best & Worst Ex-Presidents?

Who Were Our Best & Worst Ex-Presidents?

Our presidents have taken different paths during their post-presidential years, with some contributing significantly to the nation, while others took counterproductive actions.  Some we would argue were excellent ex-presidents, while others caused significant problems...

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...

9 Vice-Presidents Became President on the Death or Resignation of the President

Nine times in the history of the republic, a vice-president has ascended to the office of president due to the death or resignation of the president.  Here’s a list of these men: John Tyler Millard Fillmore Andrew Johnson Chester Arthur Theodore Roosevelt...