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Thesis Write-Up: “There Is Only the Fight…” An Analysis of the Alinsky Model, by Hillary D. Rodham

At Wellesley College in 1969, Hillary Rodham, now Hillary Rodham Clinton, submitted her thesis about Saul Alinsky, a notorious community organizer. Hillary has been criticized in right-wing circles for doing this.  At the Republican National Convention in 2016, neurosurgeon Ben … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents, by David L. Holmes

David L. Holmes.  The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama.  Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2012.  See here to buy the book. David L. Holmes teaches religious studies at the College of William and Mary.  About … Continue reading

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Ramblings About President Obama

The things about President Barack Obama that I find endearing are also the things that I find annoying.  And incidentally, we’ll probably be seeing more of these things in the last two years of his Presidency, now that the Republicans … Continue reading

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Non-Partisanship, Military Stimulus, and Kennedy’s Religion

I have three items for my write-up today on W.A. Swanberg’s biography of six-time Socialist candidate for President, Norman Thomas.  The biography is entitled Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist. 1.  Swanberg narrates that Thomas’ newspaper column eventually came to lose … Continue reading

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Jeff Jacoby’s Excellent Column on Samantha Power

I get a list of conservative Townhall columns in my e-mail inbox each day, and I usually try to read one or two of them (sometimes more).  Yesterday, I really enjoyed Jeff Jacoby’s column about Samantha Power, who is President … Continue reading

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Six Crises 15

I finished Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises.  I read the appendix, which has three speeches that Richard Nixon gave when he was Vice-President: One in Great Britain, one in the Soviet Union, and one as the Republican candidate for … Continue reading

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My Favorite Part of Last Night’s State of the Union Speech (2/12/2013)

My favorite part of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech last night was the following: “Through tax credits, grants, and better loans, we have made college more affordable for millions of students and families over the last few … Continue reading

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The 2013 Inaugural Address

Here are my favorite parts of President Barack Obama’s 2013 inaugural address: “We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because … Continue reading

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Clear and Present Dangers 2

In my latest reading of Clear and Present Dangers: A Conservative View of America’s Government, M. Stanton Evans discusses and is critical of liberal justifications for expanding the role of the federal government, even though the Tenth Amendment limits the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Part of the 2012 Presidential Election

My favorite part of the 2012 Presidential race was Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention (see here for the transcript).  There are a couple of reasons for this: 1.  At first, I found the speech to be rather … Continue reading

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