Category Archives: history

‘This Week’ Sunday Spotlight: Remembering Maya Angelou


ABC News’ Susan Saulny speaks with author and poet Maya Angelou. ABC US News | ABC International News

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Former Indiana Senator Dick Lugar receives the Medal of Freedom


One of my favorite former Senators Dick Lugar receives a well deserved honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Dick Lugar served Indiana for many of years before he was ousted by a Tea Party opponent who eventually lost in the general elections. Dick Lugar was a Republican voice that everyone […]

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50 years later and JFK is still a huge influence on my life


It’s been 50 plus years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated changing the future forever in America. Although I wasn’t born when he was murdered in Dallas, I still remember the first time I saw the footage of our young president’s brains being blowing out. I was only five years […]

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Why technology will end handwriting


Handwriting has turned into a generational tool. Many people still use handwriting to communicate, but it’s coming to an end. Baby-boomers are the champions at communicating by letter while generation X was the last generation as a whole to use handwriting such as writing papers and writing notes. As for […]

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State of the Union Speak in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson call for the Voting Right Act


President Johnson spoke to a joint session of Congress regarding the voting rights of all Americans. He focused on the denial of equal rights to African-Americans and stressed that all citizens must have an equal right to vote. Courtesy of the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas…this is the library of C-Span:

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Rodney King and his place in American history


The death of Rodney King on Sunday by drowning was the dramatic ending to a life that is made for TV. In an interview with CNN to remember 20 years after the Rodney King beating was telling; he acknowledged his constant fight with alcohol and drug additions, but what really […]

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The movie “Game Change” is must see TV


Game Change is a book co-written by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, turned into a movie in 2012. Many political insiders are raving about the factual detail of the McCain campaign. As political junkie Chris Matthews stated, “I can’t watch enough about this movie.” Both Mark Halperin and John Heilemann […]

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The education cycle and how it affects the growing poverty rate


Education is the most important aspect of a person’s life, without education the window of opportunity is very slime. President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs went into effect in the ’60s to curb the inequality in the education system. This started with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of […]

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The speech that changed the United States of America…thanks Martin Luther King


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This video by Ron Paul is very damaging to the Romney campaign, if he survive these attacks then he’ll be battle ready


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Obama chooses to cut the military instead of cutting domestic programs


The Obama doctrine continues to reshape our thinking when it comes to our military. The Obama administration and the Pentagon has shown their hand in the game of military power. They plan to cut $500 billion from the military and reorganize the Pentagon. It’s been a long time coming. The […]

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Michele Bachmann ends her campaign for president, now lets get serious about the republican presidential race


I must say, I’ll give Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) credit. She knows when to stop campaigning. I don’t think she was willing to continue her campaign past Iowa. She is from Iowa and she know this was her last stop if she didn’t win. The million dollar question is who […]

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Candidate Kennedy explains why his catholic faith is not a threat to this country.


In the 1960 presidential election against VP Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy religious believes was a major problem for him. At the time, citizens in this country was very wary of voting for a catholic. The believe at the time was people who believed in the catholic faith was a […]

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Do Nothing Congress, Fair Deal of 1949, and today’s Congress


The 112th Congress is really trying hard to be known as the worst Congress ever. This Congress has passed its fewest number of bills in at least the last 10 non-election years. According to The Washington Post, the 326 bills passed by the House of Representatives is roughly one-third of […]

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Capitalism or Extractionism…that is the question?


The Former CEO of AT&T explains how capitalism has turned into extractionism. Modern day capitalism could be the death of this country. He also explains how Bush economics of trickle down doesn’t work, and how Congress must raise taxes on people like him to help pay for this countries debt. […]

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