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TWO OF HIS CHILDREN AUTHOR AFFECTIONATE BIOGRAPHIES The Patrician President George Herbert Bush was inculcated with the values of honesty, loyalty, friendliness, public service, and especially modesty. His mother forbade self-promotion; George was a very obedient son. As a result of his mother's guidance, this President Bush never wrote his autobiography. However,...

Lay-offs of non-essential government employees since the October 1st shut-down reached into the White House, although its extent is indeterminate. One estimate (Chris Cilizza: Washington Post "The Fix") stated that only fifteen people would care for the White House and the Obama family, down from the usual ninety. However, this may...

I apologize for the absence of blog entries during the past three weeks. I was away from my desk top, experiencing three historical European capital cities: Berlin, Vienna and Rome. In a change of perspective, the next three blog posts will relate the experiences of American presidents, either before of during...

[caption id="attachment_73" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Lud Deppisch and his wife Rosemarie[/caption] The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is located in Simi Valley California. It is one of thirteen presidential libraries established around the United States, each containing the presidential papers, archives and memorabilia of the last thirteen presidents of the United States,...