A Bias for Action

His critics will probably say that once again Barack Obama has failed to exercise the kind of leadership that goes along with occupying...

Not the Party of Lincoln

Lincoln’s Social and Economic Policy In one year of his presidency, 1862, Lincoln signed four nation changing acts. One was the Homestead...

Are You Listening?

Here’s a prediction. When the history of the Obama Administration is written, the admittedly monumental screw ups with the health...

Everything Old…

As the media fixates on security leaker Edward Snowden and his every movement, it may be worth remembering the role Church played in...

It’s the Money, Stupid

On the presidential campaign trail in 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain regularly invoked Theodore Roosevelt as his role model. “I count...

Bigness

On the downhill side of the Gilded Age in American political and business life – that would have been in the late 1800’s – progressive...

A New Gilded Age

If Mitt Romney wins the Florida primary Tuesday, as now seems likely, the media scrum following his every move will no doubt credit his...

Colonel Roosevelt

We have become accustom to former presidents writing their memoirs, establishing the presidential library and undertaking a good cause...

To Be Thankful

Looking for something to be thankful for this holiday season? Lift a glass to the memory of the 26th President of the United States. He...

Teddy…a Socialist?

Apparently in the supercharged environment of today’s American politics the worst thing that can be said of someone is that they are…a...

How the West Was Saved

Douglas Brinkley’s fine new book – The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America – tells the great story of how...