by | Feb 11, 2020

Despite a lackluster record, as 1980 dawned President Jimmy Carter led a baker’s dozen of Republican candidates in the polls. Before the year ended, he would be swept from office. The New Hampshire vote 40 years ago proved critical. I…

by | Jan 18, 2020

What is happening in Iran right now began this time 40 years ago. On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 66 hostages, 52 of which would be held for 444 days. It signaled the…

by | Jan 3, 2020

“This will not be a Benghazi,” vowed President Donald Trump to reporters on New Year’s Eve. “This will never, ever be a Benghazi.” A spot-on analogy. So far, so good. It looks like a seizure of the U.S. embassy in…

by | Dec 19, 2019

Despite overwhelming historical evidence demonstrating the folly of government-imposed price controls, modern politicians just can’t seem to quit inflicting them on us. One obvious example involves health care, where price controls on prescription medications always seem to be just around…

by | Dec 15, 2019

Richard Nixon resigned 45 years ago, on August 9, 1974, in the face of certain impeachment by the House of Representatives and probable conviction following a Senate trial. It also seems that he did so to spare the nation further…

by | Sep 20, 2019

At a Wednesday event at the Carter Center in Atlanta, former president Jimmy Carter said there should be an age limit for American presidents. He went on to admit that at age 80 he could not have handled the duties of…

by | Sep 1, 2019

The final results of the 1980 presidential election between the Democratic President Jimmy Carter and his Republican challenger, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, are rightly recorded as a landslide Republican victory. Carter carried just six states: his native Georgia, his…

by | Jul 5, 2019

The San Francisco School Board last week authorized $600,000 in spending to destroy a mural depicting George Washington at a high school named for him. “It’s rude and disrespectful to people’s cultures,” a junior at the school told the San…

by | May 8, 2019

Washington Has it ever been noted by the Republic’s historians — all of whom are Democrats save for a lone Republican who remains undercover somewhere in the Middle West — that one characteristic that distinguishes Democrats from Republicans is not…

by | Sep 2, 2018

Washington Former President Jimmy Carter lives in a two-bedroom ranch house in Plains, Georgia, assessed at $167,000, the Washington Post recently reported. And unlike former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, he chose not to join corporate boards or deliver six-figure…

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