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The lady from Maine laments and quits; the gentleman from Oklahoma says shoot ’em, and we revisit the savage beating — on the Senate floor no less — of Sen. Charles Sumner by Rep. Preston Brooks

March 3, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. There’s a whole lot of lamenting going on in Washington, D.C. It goes like this: once upon a time the Congress of the Great Republic was a genteel place where ladies and gentlemen put on their white gloves and best manners, taking tea while cozily arranging America’s affairs… …

What he was doing, what she was doing, new details from the Kennedy White House, revelation, titillation, wonder, disgust.

February 22, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Just when you think the story cannot possibly get any more shocking…. it does. And this time, it shows President John Fitzgerald Kennedy exercising his undoubted droit de seigneur, using his over used marital bed to deflower a clueless 19 year old virgin, sexual plaything, to be used …

Indiana governor Mitch Daniels February 1, 2012 signs first right-to-work law in over 10 years… the key is that it’s for a crucial state in the ‘rust belt’.

February 10, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. When I was a little whippersnapper 60 years ago and more, my young father used to take me on his knee, his only very occasionally used guitar in hand and sing me a song that I hadn’t thought of in all these years. It’s the kind of childhood …

Keep your mitts off America. Why they’re writing songs of love, but not for Mitt Romney.

December 3, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. 2012 ought to be a big Republican year, not least because President Obama is perceived by almost no one as the leader we need. A good man, yes; up to the job… no way. But Obama, with all his baggage, remains, in my humble opinion, the likely winner, …

On board the Ferdinand Magellan with Harry Truman. A great set-piece of American politics with a moral for all of today’s ‘leaders’.

October 31, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. No air ship can ever compare with the great age of American railroads. Air vessels are good for one thing and one thing only, speed… for arriving and leaving just as fast as possible. There is no allure in this… no bliss… no romance… and most certainly no …


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