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  • Presidential Campaigns and the Lessons of History

    02/18/2016 8:45:00 PM PST · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | February 18, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In any primary, there are a thousand questions to ask, but the first one – yes, the primary one – must be this: What year is it? No, not just “is this a presidential year or a midterm election,” though that’s important too... But what year is it, historically? That is, is it most analogous to a year we’ve seen before, or is it unlike any prior election, so we shouldn’t bother to see if we can learn from parallels? It is often said that there is nothing new under the sun, that we’re always fighting the same war, that...
  • Forget his sex life; Warren Harding was a pretty good President

    08/14/2015 10:05:22 AM PDT · by NRx · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-13-2015 | James D. Robenalt
    The aura of scandal that has plagued Warren G. Harding, our 29th president, has almost obliterated the substance of the man as a senator and as president. Breaking news that DNA testing may now prove that Harding fathered a child with one of his paramours, Nan Britton, will no doubt play to the stereotype of Harding as a womanizer and reinforce his already miserable reputation as president a reputation that regularly lands him at the bottom of historians lists of our worst leaders. Thats a shame because, unlike the DNA samples from the Harding and Britton families, the reputation...
  • America's Worst President Ever

    06/02/2015 8:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The National Interest ^ | May 31, 2015 | Robert W. Merry
    Woodrow Wilson. Here's Why. If you wanted to identify, with confidence, the very worst president in American history, how would you go about it? One approach would be to consult the various academic polls on presidential rankings that have been conducted from time to time since Harvards Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. pioneered this particular survey scholarship in 1948. Bad idea. Most of those surveys identify Warren G. Harding of Ohio as the worst ever. This is ridiculous. Harding presided over very robust economic times. Not only that, but he inherited a devastating economic recession when he was elected in 1920...
  • GOP Acceptance Speech Appropriate More Today

    04/11/2012 11:02:43 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 2 replies
    The menacing tendency of the present day is not chargeable wholly to the unsettled and fevered conditions caused by the war. The manifest weakness in popular government lies in the temptation to appeal to grouped citizenship for political advantage. There is no greater peril. The Constitution contemplates no class and recognizes no group. It broadly includes all the people, with specific recognition for none, and the highest consecration we can make today is a committal of the Republican Party to that saving constitutionalism which contemplates all America as one people, and holds just government free from influence on the one...
  • Obama Fails Math Portion of Presidency Test

    01/06/2012 8:35:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    "The math is the math. You can't lower (tax) rates and raise revenues."- Barack Obama, December 11, 2011When I heard the President make the above statement to Steve Kroft during an interview on the CBS News program 60 Minuteswell, I thought of Ronald Reagan. No, not because Obama seemed Reaganesque, as he would want us to believe, but because Ronald Reagan believed just the opposite, and proved that he was right.And, I thought of Presidents Harding, Kennedy, and George W. Bush, too. All Presidents that had lowered tax rates that stimulated more economic activity and increased the total revenue...
  • Why 0bama is the worst President

    09/13/2011 8:25:42 PM PDT · by reg45 · 6 replies
    Three reasons why 0bama is the Worst President. The Worst President:Has more scandals than Warren G. HardingHas a longer enemies list than Richard M. NixonIs more incompetent than James E. Carter.
  • Reassessing Warren G. Harding

    03/04/2011 11:42:19 AM PST · by americanophile · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | March 4, 2011 | Ryan Cole & Amity Shlaes
    Change isnt all that its cracked up to be. Thats what most of us have come to realize in recent years, whether the change proposed came from Pres. Barack Obama or the Tea Party movement. Still, most havent quite reached the point where we oppose change and fight for stability. Maybe we ought to: Maybe sometimes it is the time for no change. That, at least, was the position of Warren Harding. Warren who? On the presidential roster, Harding is POTUS 43. No, that doesnt mean hes replaced George W. Bush: Hardings 43 is his aggregate rank among presidents. Since...
  • What Warren Harding Could Teach Obama About Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

    08/21/2010 6:44:06 AM PDT · by big black dog · 9 replies
    Glenn Beck, bless him, has opened the gate for American conservatives to finally appreciate and learn from a man who should have been one of their greatest heroes; President Obama needs to learn from that great man too. I am of course referring not to the vastly overrated Theodore Roosevelt (If hed been President in 1914, at least 2 million American boys would have been sent to useless deaths in World War I - but more on that another time.), but to the sainted Warren G. Harding. American conservatives revere Calvin Coolidge, but are embarrassed by his predecessor. Yet Coolidge...
  • Money: A Semi Fictional Fable

    08/18/2010 1:15:08 PM PDT · by Sergio · 15 replies
    The Daily Capitalist ^ | October 17th, 2009 | Jeff Harding
    We have forgotten what money is. Money is really easy to understand, but most people have no idea what it is. We all understand that barter is an inefficient way to foster economic growth and money is a good thing for the economy. But money isnt a piece of paper. Let me create a kind of fable to illustrate this. Please bear with me here. Think of this as an amusing weekend read. (snip)
  • President's Second Choice for Transportation Security Chief Withdraws From Consideration

    03/26/2010 7:35:05 PM PDT · by Braak · 24 replies · 1,656+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/26/10 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's second choice for transportation security chief has withdrawn from consideration because of questions over his background as a defense contractor. Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Harding took himself out of the running Friday night as head of the Transportation Security Administration, another setback for Obama after his first choice withdrew in January. Harding said the distractions caused by his work as a defense contractor would not be good for the administration or the Homeland Security Department. The TSA is part of that department. Harding has extensive intelligence experience that Obama hoped to tap in shoring...
  • Ex-Army Intel Officer Tapped For TSA (Army Maj. Gen. Robert Harding)

    03/08/2010 7:12:56 AM PST · by maggief · 30 replies · 229+ views
    Official Wire ^ | March 08, 2010
    WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. President Barack Obama has selected Army Maj. Gen. Robert Harding to lead the Transportation Security Administration, officials said. An administration official said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano would announce Harding's nomination Monday, CNN reported. "The TSA administrator is the most important unfilled post in the Obama administration," the official told CNN. "Mr. Harding has the experience and perspective to make a real difference in carrying out the mission of the agency. If there was ever a nominee that warranted expedited, but detailed, consideration in the Senate, this is it." If confirmed by the Senate, Harding would be...
  • Soaking the Rich Never Works

    02/09/2010 4:37:41 PM PST · by sidewalk · 6 replies · 432+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    The New York Times is doing their best to cover the spending tracks left by President Obama. The op-ed, titled "The Truth About the Deficit" could win gold in mental gymnastics. They bend, twist and contort the facts into a pretty little ball of "blame Bush." I showed you yesterday that George W. Bush was part of the problem, but Obama is pressing the accelerator. The Times claims that the deficit is the result of cutting taxes on the wealthy and they offer this stern warning: "The last thing the government should do is slash spending." History tells us that...
  • Warren Harding and the Forgotten Depression of 1920 (Let's learn from history)

    11/30/2009 6:56:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1,631+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009 | Thomas E. Woods Jr.
    It is a clich that if we do not study the past we are condemned to repeat it. Almost equally certain, however, is that if there are lessons to be learned from an historical episode, the political class will draw all the wrong ones and often deliberately so. Far from viewing the past as a potential source of wisdom and insight, political regimes have a habit of employing history as an ideological weapon, to be distorted and manipulated in the service of present-day ambitions. Thats what Winston Churchill meant when he described the history of the Soviet Union as...
  • The Forgotten Economic Depression of 1920

    11/27/2009 2:52:58 PM PST · by FromLori · 23 replies · 879+ views
    Market Oracle ^ | 11/27/09 | Thomas_E_Woods
    It is a clich that if we do not study the past we are condemned to repeat it. Almost equally certain, however, is that if there are lessons to be learned from an historical episode, the political class will draw all the wrong ones and often deliberately so. Far from viewing the past as a potential source of wisdom and insight, political regimes have a habit of employing history as an ideological weapon, to be distorted and manipulated in the service of present-day ambitions. That's what Winston Churchill meant when he described the history of the Soviet Union as...
  • A second look at Harding

    11/26/2009 12:08:35 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 1,382+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2009 | David Keene
    The real Woodrow Wilson, it turns out, was a far less admirable character than the cardboard hero we learned about in school. In fact, in some ways the boring Midwesterner who succeeded him looks better than him when one compares what the two actually accomplished. Harding famously said he wanted to restore normalcy to a nation on the verge of a breakdown at the end of the Great War and set about working to heal the wounds that divided the nation. During the war, Wilson attacked those he called hyphenated Americans as disloyal and set about systematically using his power...
  • No Tax, No Service: N.J. Town The Envy Of The Area

    11/09/2009 9:44:03 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies · 1,803+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 10 NOVEMBER 2009 | WCBSTV.COM
    Harding Township Manages To Keep Taxes Very Low Because Residents Volunteer, Do Many Things Themselves HARDING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) ― Across the Hudson River where property taxes are a hot button issue, homeowners in one New Jersey town know how to get more bang for their buck. What's Harding Township's secret? Lawmakers keep those taxes down and residents happy. It's a secret the residents don't want the rest of the state to know about -- how they've managed keep their property taxes down. When you step into Harding Township you feel like you've gone back in time. Horses, farms, barely...
  • Warren Harding and the Forgotten Depression of 1920

    10/15/2009 8:46:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 2,107+ views
    The Intercollegiate Review / Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-10-15 | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
    It is a clich that if we do not study the past we are condemned to repeat it. Almost equally certain, however, is that if there are lessons to be learned from an historical episode, the political class will draw all the wrong ones and often deliberately so. Far from viewing the past as a potential source of wisdom and insight, political regimes have a habit of employing history as an ideological weapon, to be distorted and manipulated in the service of present-day ambitions. Thats what Winston Churchill meant when he described the history of the Soviet Union as...
  • Can Obama Rise to Harding's Level?

    10/13/2009 6:31:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 863+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2009 | Mona Charen
    Picture this: It is midnight on Nov. 4, 2009. The previous day's elections in Virginia, New York's 23rd congressional district, and New Jersey have all been won by Republicans. Health reform is stalled. The latest employment numbers are still dismaying. President Obama cannot sleep. He paces the halls of the White House and comes upon a portrait of Warren Harding. Since President Obama is nothing if not a receptacle of received understanding, he would probably snort "Harding! What a disaster he was! Cronyism. Laissez-faire economics. Corruption. Incompetence." Well, it's true that Teapot Dome and other scandals engulfed the Harding administration...
  • Former Liberal Party Official Pleads Guilty

    10/10/2009 11:15:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 370+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 6, 2009 | Danny Hakim
    Raymond B. Harding, the former vice chairman of the states Liberal Party, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony related to securities violations under the Martin Act, the latest development in Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomos investigation of the state pension fund. Mr. Harding had been accused of accepting more than $800,000 that prosecutors say was a reward for doing political favors for the former state comptroller Alan G. Hevesi. Saul Meyer of Aldus Equity, a Dallas-based firm, also pleaded guilty on Friday to a Martin Act felony in the case. Mr. Meyer was a top consultant to pension funds around...
  • Ex-Chairman of New York Liberal Party Indicted (Raymond B. Harding)

    04/16/2009 7:45:53 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies · 448+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | DANNY HAKIM
    The former chairman of New Yorks Liberal Party was charged on Wednesday with accepting more than $800,000 that prosecutors say was a reward for doing political favors for the former state comptroller Alan G. Hevesi. The former chairman, Raymond B. Harding, 74, was also accused of helping to clear an Assembly seat in a Queens district so that Mr. Hevesis son, Andrew, could run for it in 2005. Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said that Mr. Harding, once a close political ally of former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and a power broker in state politics, provided 30 years worth of...