Monthly Archives: October 2014

My C-SPAN Book Talk on American Phoenix

Wanted to share with you my talk on my Pulitzer-nominated book, American Phoenix, which C-SPAN recently aired. I’m also working with a film producer to bring this story to film. Advertisements

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Midterms in Historical Context: Reagan in 1986

Up next in putting midterms into historical context is Ronald Reagan. He was the first president since Eisenhower to serve all eight years of two terms. 1986 Midterms, President Ronald Reagan, Republican The year 1986 was a moderate change of power … Continue reading

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iPhone 6–John Quincy Adams needed one 200 years ago today

Among the many attractive features of the new iPhone 6 is its speed. Some have touted it as “insanely faster” than the iPhone 5. Two hundred years ago today, on Oct. 7, 1814, John Quincy Adams could have used an iPhone … Continue reading

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Bush and Clinton: Midterms Six Years after a President’s Rise to Power

This year marks six years since Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. Like other presidents before him who have served two terms, he faces a midterm election that could effect the rest of his presidency, especially if the Republicans change the balance of … Continue reading

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