1 1897 – Sir William Fielding brings in a heavy tariff, but with reciprocal provisions 1946 – Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission 1952 – William Bennett sworn in as British Columbia’s 25th Premier 1972 – Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein have their first Watergate article published 2 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bob Rae, 21st Ontario Premier, […]
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For this week’s blog, I think I have another fun topic. I will be looking at Presidents that faced serious challenges to their party’s presidential nomination from within their party. This only happened three times in the twentieth century. Sorry John Ashbrooke in 1972 against Richard Nixon, but, I don’t consider your challenge serious. Same […]
And, now the U.S. version of last weeks blog. The Bill 6 seems quite popular. The beauty of this kind of topic is that there’s lots of room for discussion. This week, I am looking at the greatest Presidents the U.S. never had. These are people who never sought the presidency. This means that persons […]
Last week, I looked at Presidents that only served one term. I excluded Presidents that rose to the office as a result of their predecessor passing (or resigning, as the case may be). This week, I’ll take a look at the ones that rose to the office because of the constitution instead of an election. […]
Back to a regular blog. This week, I’m going to look at twentieth century one term U.S. Presidents. For the purposes of this blog, a one term President is one who originally attained office in their own right and then lost their bid for re-election. This precludes individuals that first rose to the office as […]
Not that long ago, we remembered the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John Kennedy. As a result, there was a great deal said about the man and his legacy. I’d like to add to that by compiling a list of lessons that contemporary politicians can take away from the former President: 1. […]