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Topic - Calvin Coolidge
Protesters will use President Obama's fundraising trip to Southern California on Tuesday to highlight his refusal to live up to a campaign promise to recognize the Armenian genocide in Turkey nearly a century ago.
Banning career politicians is the key to smaller government
Actor Gary Sinise has years of experience helping the nation's veterans and first responders. Today, The Gary Sinise Foundation has taken that advocacy to a new level. Whether it's through his concerts with the Lt. Dan Band or by building "smart homes" for wounded war fighters, his work demonstrates that the nation's responsibility to its troops extends well beyond Memorial Day.
It is disappointing that Calvin Coolidge is consistently relegated to the hinterlands of America's presidential landscape. There are several reasons for this. First, he is a victim of what Lincoln called the "silent artillery of time" -- the way the memory of any earthly thing fades with the years.
When Ronald Reagan chose to hang a portrait of Calvin Coolidge in the White House Cabinet room, he was making a policy statement: Coolidge was a seriously underrated president, and the 30th president had a view of taxation in sync with his own. Six decades earlier, Coolidge had branded taxation that was "not absolutely required" as "only a species of legalized larceny."
I am indebted to Amity Shlaes for gently correcting a joke of mine that dates back to July 8, 1972. On that day in the New York Times, I joshed that President Calvin Coolidge "probably spent more time napping than any President in the nation's history" and therefore was a successful president.
Who is the only president buried in Washington, D.C.? How many presidents served in the military? Here's the answers and more about America's commander in chief.
Paul Dickson, a noted author, commentator and lexicographer, warms up the audience by opening this entertaining and informative book with a list of 44 presidential firsts, in no real way related to the subject of presidential neologisms or phrases, but guaranteed to grab our attention.
Thousands of holiday revelers bundled against a brisk Thursday evening joined President Obama in welcoming the start to the D.C. Christmas season with the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.
President George H.W. Bush had a problem so important he sent a memo to White House staff asking them to take a pledge. His dog, Ranger, was packing on the pounds.
President Obama gave a speech in Iowa recently in which he told one of the biggest whoppers of his 2012 re-election campaign.
Presidents are identified in the history books by their accomplishments, if they have any.
In 2008, Michelle Obama said her husband believed that Americans were "going to have to change our traditions, our history." Who knew she meant it literally?
"The smarter you are, the less noise you make in every facet of life." This sentence, uttered by Adam Carolla, a man who talks into a microphone for a living, should be enshrined on statues and added to the Book of Proverbs. It is a rebuke to the cultural consensus, which prizes go-getters and noisemakers who go to hellish places and say nothing worth hearing (e.g., "Jersey Shore").
In the age of the Internet, when everybody wants to get his two cents into the debate and anybody can invent his own facts and rant in a blog or sometimes even a newspaper column, endorsements don't mean much. They particularly don't mean much coming from a congressman.
In a letter to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, ANCA Chairman Ken Hachikian said that President Coolidge, upon receiving the carpet, wrote that "the rug has a place of honor in the White House where it will be a daily symbol of goodwill on earth."
President Calvin Coolidge, with every prospect of being re-elected in 1928, declared simply: "I do not choose to run."