Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
Category: American History

In Tribute: Remembering ‘America’s Grandmother’

By Dan Cirucci Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Those who knew her best knew her simply as Bar. She’s was outspoken without being abrasive. She was gracious and mannerly without being pretentious. She was classy without being patrician. She was gray-topped but never antiquated. She was Barbara Pierce Bush, one of only […]

Barbara Bush dies at 92

HOUSTON, TX — First Lady Barbara Bush, the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another, died on Tuesday at the age of 92. During her healthier years, the Bush family matriarch cultivated a public image as a tough, independent-minded mother who was not afraid to advise her famous family members and express […]

It’s The Culture, Stupid. At Least In The Age Of Trump.

By Matt Rooney _ We all remember Democrat political consulting legend James Carville’s iconic “It’s the economy, stupid” line from the Clinton years. To the extent it was ever true, Save Jerseyans? 2018 might be the end of the road for this conventional U.S. political wisdom… at least for the time being. It’s important to […]

Ban Standard Time

By Bill Spadea Posted with permission from The Daily Point — I hate changing the clocks forward and back every year.  Sure the iPhone and cable box resets itself, but how about the several large face clocks hanging in my house?  They have to be taken off the wall, reset manually and then carefully placed […]

History Has a Way of Vindicating Great Presidents. So Don’t Prejudge Trump.

A recent event in Washington featured accomplished academics and government officials, some of whom had worked for either the George W. … ranked Eisenhower as the fifth-greatest president, even ahead of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. More recently, Ronald Reagan also was dismissed as an intellectual lightweight, an “amiable dunce …

The 5 Worst Presidents in U.S. History?

By Matt Rooney _ Here are the five worst presidents in U.S. history, Save Jerseyans, in my humble opinion and  in no particular order: OBAMA: No tangible accomplishments by any objective measure other than increasing partisanship ten-fold over the contentious Bush years and managing to make health care even worse than it already was. Also […]

OPINION: The rise of Presidents’ Day ruined February

By Dan Cirucci Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — WHAT HAPPENED? February once belonged to Washington and Lincoln and it was wonderful. I remember in elementary school we would cut out silhouettes of Lincoln and Washington and they would be placed on school windows with red hearts between them. Banks, business districts and […]

OPINION: Valentine’s Day is an unromantic, damned stupid holiday

By Dan Cirucci Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — I hate the ballad, ‘My Funny Valentine.’ To me the song is sad and preachy. And we’re forced to hear it every year around this time. The truth is that Valentine’s Day is a damned stupid “holiday.” I don’t want to be a spoil […]

Analyzing the genius of Lincoln’s greatest address

By Dan Cirucci Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — When we teach public speaking, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is one of the first things we teach. Why? Because it contains all of the essential elements of a great speech: 1) It has a clear central theme — a central idea: That it falls to […]

New Jersey’s Unbelievable List of Positive (!) Firsts

By Dan Cirucci Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Jersey aficionados probably know a lot of these interesting firsts and facts about New Jersey. But how many of the rest of us do? Anyway, culled from a variety of sources, here they are: New Jersey was the first state to ratify the Bill […]

Frank Luntz, former Trump hater: ‘I owe Donald Trump an apology’

Pollster Frank Luntz isn’t exactly known around political town as a fawning admirer of President Donald Trump. In fact, the two engaged in a somewhat nasty public spat in 2015, with the latter accusing the former of using his polling position to “shake him down” and derail his presidential aspirations.

Sixteen Governors (And ?? Years) Later…

By Dan Cirucci Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — The recent death of Governor Brendan Byrne (there’s a Byrne story ahead) and next week’s inauguration of a new governor in the Garden State bring to mind the governors I’ve lived through and those I have known. Growing up in a political family, I […]