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American Presidents

A Dog Named 'Satan', Seances In The White House And Other Surprising Religious Facts About U.S. Presidents

Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

Most people know the basics: the U.S. presidents have been male and mostly Christian of one denomination or another. Within this sameness, however, hi...

A Big Year for 'Big Bill'

John G. Taft | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
John G. Taft

In case you hadn't noticed, there was a resurgence of interest this past year in my great-grandfather, William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States and the only President also to serve as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

What Our Founding Fathers Said About Success Will Change Your Approach To Life

Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Of all American pastimes, perhaps the most popular is musing about what the Founding Fathers would have thought about this or that issue. But on one i...

In Praise of Newspaper Endorsements

John T. Woolley | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
John T. Woolley

The "smart" view of newspaper endorsements is that they are an ineffectual relic of a bygone era. But we should welcome and promote editorial endorsements.

President Obama Can Accomplish What 40 Years of Presidents Couldn't

Wade Crowfoot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wade Crowfoot

Debate over climate change shouldn't cloud the crystal clear necessity of a federal energy and climate bill that will move the United States from weakness to strength as we reduce and end our dependence on foreign oil.

U.S. Presidents In College (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

With the exception of Harry Truman, every 20th and 21st century president's path to the White House began with a stint in college. Some were athletes ...