Category Archives: Wonder Years

The Ends of Power 4

On pages 110-111 of The Ends of Power, H.R. Haldeman (with Joseph DiMona) offers an opinion as to why President Richard Nixon did not have personal friends, such as Herb Klein and Bob Finch, close to him in his Administration, … Continue reading

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The Final Days 10

On page 303 of The Final Days, by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, we read the following: “[Ben] Stein never knew what to tell [Julie Nixon Eisenhower].  Throughout the spring and summer their frequent conversations had followed a pattern.  Stein … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Politics, Social Skills, Television, Wonder Years

Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 3

I’m reading Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972.  What especially stood out to me in my latest reading was Ambrose’s discussion of the 1960’s anti-war movement, an issue that Richard Nixon exploited in appealing to middle-class Republicans. … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Political Philosophy, Politics, Television, Wonder Years

George McGovern

I just learned that George McGovern has passed on.  George McGovern ran for President against Richard Nixon in 1972. As I’ve said on this blog before, I used to be more of a right-wing Republican.  On account of that, I … Continue reading

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Caught Up on Brothers and Sisters (Sort Of)

I technically got caught up on Brothers and Sisters today, not in the sense that I watched every single episode of Season 3, but rather in the sense that I saw enough of Season 3 to watch the first episode … Continue reading

Posted in Brothers and Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Dr. Quinn, Television, West Wing, Wonder Years

Father’s Day 2009

Tomorrow is Father’s Day, but I’ll be doing my “Top 10 TV Dads” today. (Actually, it’s 11, but I combined two of them, since I admire them for the same reason). 1. Ed Conner (Roseanne) and Martin Crane (Frasier): Both … Continue reading

Posted in 7th Heaven, Frasier, Heroes, Holidays, Television, West Wing, Wonder Years

Ramblings on Ben Stein’s Expelled

I know this post is a little late, but last night I watched Ben Stein’s Expelled for the very first time. I really enjoyed it for a variety of reasons. I love Ben Stein because he’s a good Republican and … Continue reading

Posted in Academic Freedom, Apologetics, Books, Current Events, Evolution, Movies, Religion, Television, Wonder Years

Gabrielle pulls a Wayne Arnold

The season premier for Desperate Housewives was on this evening. Remember that Wonder Years episode where Wayne Arnold told his brother Kevin to get into his car, then drove off a few feet when Kevin tried to do so? This … Continue reading

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