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Presidents’ Day – Should We Honor All Presidents On This Day?

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If we do a little exploration, we could probably find something interesting and noteworthy about each one of the 44 who have served their country. Read More »

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Newly Discovered Recording Proves Ongoing Relevance of His Message

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Speaking at the Park Sheraton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan in September 1962, Dr. King spoke about the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Read More »

Theater Review (DC): Mary T. and Lizzy K. by Tazewell Thompson

This play about Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress makes you understand what was missing from the Hollywood blockbuster Lincoln. Read More »

Movie Review: Lincoln – A Towering Disappointment

It seems the director of fantastic films such as Jaws and Schindler’s List has lost his way as a filmmaker. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Not the most compelling portrait of the 16th US president, but it's not without appeal. Read More »

Movie Review: Lincoln (2012)

One of the year's more important films. Read More »

The Problem with the Presidential Debates

We are only getting to see characterizations, something that has been rehearsed ad nauseum and it is painfully obvious. Read More »

Book Review: Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation by Deborah Davis

The country woke up to a shock on October 16, 1901 upon the news that President Theodore Roosevelt had invited Booker T. Washington to have dinner with the First Family. Read More »

Book Review: 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart

Goodheart cogently chronicles the political machinations leading to the election of Lincoln, the secession of the Southern states, and the start of the Civil War. Read More »

President Lincoln’s White House Staff and the Assassination at Ford’s Theatre

President and Mrs. Lincoln employed a diverse group of citizens on the White House staff. Read More »