Martha Washington, the wife of the first president of the United States, George Washington, established many of the customs that were followed by First Ladies for generations in the White House. Starting from scratch, she defined the role of First Lady.
Kamala Harris has three luxury residences, but as of January 20, 2021, she has a different address.
We all—each and every American—owe a debt of gratitude to the greatest President in our history, and we should also be grateful for how his presidency came to an end.
Since the spread of COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a household name. Most people know something about the nation's top infectious disease expert, but there are plenty of interesting things most people don't know about him.
Andrew Cuomo follows in the footsteps of his late father Mario Cuomo, the 52nd Governor of New York. Brother Chris Cuomo is a CNN journalist.
Bernie Sanders is being painted as a dangerous socialist, but ironically, he is one of the few US senators who strongly opposed the current law to allow the military to detain US citizens indefinitely, without charge or trial, if the executive branch claims they are "associated" with terrorism.
Many people do not use their real names except on legal documents. Celebrities change their names all the time. Did you know that Ivanka Trump, Prince Harry, Sasha Obama, and Whoopi Goldberg go by names that were not given to them at birth?
Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, was ill-prepared to lead a nation on the verge of civil war. His support of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill brought bloody turmoil to Kansas and opened the door to slavery in the West.
Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ message was riddled in divisive rhetoric even before he took office; his opinions on race, gender, religion and other social issues lacked good reasoning and intent. Interestingly, this message was able to resonate with conservative and Christian demographics.
Vice President Millard Fillmore became president upon the sudden death of President Zachary Taylor in 1850. Fillmore inherited the heated debate over the spread of slavery, which culminated in a series of laws known as the Compromise of 1850.
Andrew Johnson was sworn in as president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Johnson quickly made many enemies in Congress and became the first president to face an impeachment trial in the Senate.
This is another discussion of Donald Trump's mental state. Many such articles are based on thoughts by health care professionals; this one contains the insights of Tony Schwartz, the author of Trump's "The Art of the Deal."
We are all narcissists to one degree or another. Those on the lower or upper end of the scale can potentially have serious social issues. Donald Trump is, by all accounts, on the very high end of the narcissism scale—and America is paying the price.
The Trumps have long been in the limelight. It wasn't until Donald J. Trump ran for the presidency that the lies and revisionist history came to light, revealing the instability of a family that caused the death of a son, sent one into the background, and highlighted the other's life as greatness.
The Trumps have long been in the limelight. It wasn't until Donald J. Trump ran for the presidency that the lies and revisionist history came to light. The family's instability and lies sent one into the background and highlighted the life of the other as greatness.
Deeply concerned about the loss of civility in politics and a crumbling society, Rachel Ventura is looking to take her message of helping one another all the way to the United States Congress with solutions that include the Green New Deal and Medicare for All.
Even our leaders in the oval office joke around, misspeak, utter faux pas, and don't have their facts straight. It's best to laugh about them.
John Quincy Adams was diplomat, secretary of state, and sixth president of the United States during the early nineteenth century. Though his term as president was undistinguished, his service as a diplomat and congressman were exceptional.
Melania Trump and Louisa Catherine Adams are the only two first ladies of the United States born outside the country. Louisa was the wife of President John Quincy Adams; her many talents included her ability to socialize in the highest circles, as well as being the woman behind the man.
Nancy Pelosi is a powerful woman among Democrats and in politics as a whole. Trump gave her the nickname "Nervous Nancy" because he feels threatened by her, and he very well should be. "Powerful Pelosi" seems a much better fit for this woman of many accolades.
John Adams was a one of the founding fathers of America—an important leader who helped the colonies gain freedom from Great Britain. In the new republic, he served as a diplomat to European nations, the first vice president, and the second president of the United States from 1797 to 1801.
Suzanna Ibarra is running for running for City Council in the 3rd largest city in Illinois looking to make a positive change.
Former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell’s 1992 essay, "Reflections on the Quincentenary" gives a useful glimpse of the history of the native and European clash of cultures. He does not put a happy face on the situation, but neither does he try to make it worse than it was.
This article is an analysis and response to what the impact of the resignation of Nikki Haley will mean for the future of the United States going forward.
Donald Trump claimed that he gave financial assistance to organizations serving those with disabilities, but how does he really view disabled people?
There are 441 members of the United States House of Representatives. Why are only 435 allowed to vote? Who are the congressmen that are barred from voting?
The values of Unitarianism were crucial in shaping the United States of America in her early years. The first six presidents (and many of the other founding fathers), were Unitarians or Deists.
Many psychiatrists feel they have a "duty to warn" when their training/experience leads them to conclude that someone is a danger to the community. If they have a patient they feel that way about, that "duty" becomes a legal obligation. They feel they have a duty to warn America about Donald Trump.
Social media should be a part of a leader's routine every so often. But Trump makes regular use of Twitter, and it begs the question: doesn't he have anything better to do?
Business owners have the right to refuse service. Whether or not such refusal is in the business's best interest is another question. This article takes a look at what is right in the interest of humanity, dignity, and compassion.
The negligent handling of paper ballots in Florida's 2106 election could call into question the legitimacy of the entire US Congress.
Since Ivanka Trump was a young girl, Donald Trump has made a series of jokes and sleazy comments about her. He has treated her more like a girlfriend than a daughter. We don't know if this behavior goes any further.
The Trump presidency is changing America in many ways, but the manner in which America is ultimately being transformed is not what some observers expected----the pendulum is swinging to the left.
Trump is one of the most controversial presidents ever elected. He has a long list of accomplishments, including being an author, a business owner, and a father.
Barack Obama, the 44th United States President, was the first non-white man to become President.