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...
Inside Thomas Jefferson’s Mind

Inside Thomas Jefferson’s Mind

Before Thomas Jefferson died – on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, he gave instructions for what he wanted engraved on his tombstone.  Ever mindful of shaping his place in history, he hoped to be remembered by posterity for three...
Inauguration Trivia

Inauguration Trivia

As the United States prepares for the transfer of power between presidents, it’s a good time to pause and remember some interesting facts about previous inaugurations. Prior to 1937, the president was inaugurated on March 4 following the November election.  That...
What Voters & States Will Elect the Next President?

What Voters & States Will Elect the Next President?

Winning the Presidency involves an understanding of changing demographics and identifying constituencies likely to support a candidate.  But it also involves campaigning strategically in key battleground states in order to win the Electoral College, which ultimately...
Review of New Book on the White House and the Presidency

Review of New Book on the White House and the Presidency

“Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency” is a delightful, well-written, and well-researched collection of stories about the White House and our Presidents. The book is highly readable and I strongly recommend it.  White House and American...