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    Robert Frost steals President Kennedy’s big show

    April 24th, 2012


    When [U.S. Interior Secretary] Stewart Udall suggested that America’s most popular poet read at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, the president-elect’s first reaction was: “Oh, no. You know that Robert Frost always steals any show he is part of.” Read the rest of this entry »


    The limits of liberalism

    March 7th, 2012

    The late Huey Long… when he was governor [of Louisiana] and he was preaching his share-the-wealth plan, was out in the country one day at a little country crossroads. Read the rest of this entry »


    Jelly belly

    March 2nd, 2012

    Only where liberty and democracy thrive can the humble dare to question authority, Read the rest of this entry »


    Richard Nixon tells all about zany U.S. primaries

    January 31st, 2012

    Confused by the circus in which a couple American politicians are waging mud-slinging election campaigns to win the nomination as the Republican candidate to oppose Barrack Obama in the presidential elections in November? We will call on the late Richard Nixon—yes, he of Watergate ill repute—to elucidate. Read the rest of this entry »


    How to identify Liberals and Conservatives

    December 10th, 2011

    Liberals usually fish from the sterns of rented rowboats, while Conservatives prefer to cast off the docks and let the fish come to them. Liberals tend to eat the fish they catch; Conservatives Read the rest of this entry »


    Bloody undecided Liberals

    November 6th, 2011

    Mike Pearson [Lester Pearson, Canadian prime minister. 1963-68] was touring Newfoundland Read the rest of this entry »


    Political entertainment

    September 28th, 2011

    It has all become entertainment. In the 21st century, politics is just another branch of the entertainment industry. Journalist Joe McGinniss, author of The Rogue: Searching for The Real Read the rest of this entry »


    Never take friends for granted

    September 8th, 2011

    [Tip] O’Neill [U.S. representative and former speaker of the House of Representatives] enjoyed telling the story of the only election he ever lost. Read the rest of this entry »


    The case for liberalism

    September 2nd, 2011

    McGovern’s liberalism
    Nearly all Americans have some identification with liberalism. Read the rest of this entry »