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President’s Day

President’s Day is upon us. Above you see George Washington and Abe Lincoln hugging in the afterlife. Where can you learn more about the Presidents? I have four suggestions. Two of these resources are books and the other two can be found online. The book The American Presidency–The Authoritative Reference is very useful. Edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer, American Presidency is a collection of essays about each President up until George W. Bush. The book offers up a small measure of biography and a larger portion of analysis. With the essays running between 10 and 20 pages, this book is a good

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What's going on – News Roundup (updated)

Wednesday News Roundup There was a terrible shooting in Alabama in which 10 people, including the gunman, died. Victims ranged in age from 18 months to 74 years old. As usual, the news is searching for an answer or a reason, when in fact there are no adequate answers or reasons. There seems to be an increasing war between Jon Stewart of The Daily Show and Jim Cramer, CNBC financial analyst. Monday, on Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough wanted to stand up for Jim Cramer. I’m not sure why. I have a problem with financial analysts who tell us on Monday that

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Many Presidents Have Died Early In Term—President Palin

When a President has died in office, many times it has been quite early in his term. This has often made a big difference in American history. The first President to die in office, William Henry Harrison, expired just a month into his term. Harrison died in 1841. President Harrison, at 68 then the oldest President to to have held office, was a Whig. His Vice President, John Tyler, was a representative of the Southern planter class picked to help balance the ticket and not in full agreement with the Whig mainstream. As President, Tyler pursued policies, such as vetoing of a national bank, that greatly distressed Whig leaders such as

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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