James K. Polk

Trump's trouble in the polls: Approval rating 'lowest on record'

We cannot really say we have never seen anything like this before.<p>The United States has had its populist presidents – Andrew Jackson in the 1830s and Theodore Roosevelt in the early 20th century. Both were volatile, bullies, self-styled “tribunes” or “stewards” of the people, and truly racist.<p>We …

Opinion

CU Historian: After One Year, Donald Trump Already Worst U.S. President Ever

For our previous post, 21 members of the CU Boulder history department took part in a survey resulting in a presidential bottom-ten list. Their picks …

Donald Trump

What is Censure? Trump's 'Racist' Comments Spark New Measure to Condemn the President

Two House Democrats announced on Friday that they planned to introduce a measure to censure President Donald Trump, following his comments describing …

Donald Trump

Dozens Of County Mayors Support Polk Tomb Relocation

Seventy-two county mayors support the relocation of President and First Lady Polk from Capitol Hill to Columbia.<p>NASHVILLE, TN -- The effort to move …

Ku Klux Klan

Buckley: Red Sox offer no resistance to Patriots’ stranglehold on Boston

Not counting Super Bowl week and the afterglow of having <i>won</i> the Super Bowl, the Patriots never have dominated the Boston sports discussion like we’ve …

New England

Five finalists announced for RBC Taylor Prize

Literary prizes are not of vital interest to everyone, but for the jury members of the RBC Taylor Prize, the shortlisted books this year are a matter of life and death. Which is to say that the books announced Wednesday as the five finalists for the annual Canadian literary non-fiction award lean …

Books

Alexander Hamilton: the rise and fall and rise of an American founding father

Short Title: The rise and fall of Alexander Hamilton In the aftermath of the US elections, Alexander Rose considers the reputation of 18th-century …

Martin Van Buren

#TBT: George H.W. Bush declares himself elected

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Many politicians -- and people in general, if we're being honest -- probably wish that their declaring something would make it true. On this day in 1989, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush got to live the dream and declare himself officially elected president.<p>The 1988 election …

U.S. Politics

Biden Should Make James K. Polk's One-Term Pledge And 'Make America Normal Again'

Whether you love President Donald Trump or hate him, one thing is indisputable: His presidency has not been normal.<p>Bullying tweets at all hours. …

Joe Biden

Navy's captured flags, hidden nearly 100 years, rediscovered

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn't exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long used to exhibit captured British flags from the War of 1812 actually concealed more banners underneath.<p>But not until all 61 banners were painstakingly …

History

US Naval Museum finds dozens of captured flags hidden for nearly 100 years

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn’t exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long used …

Lifestyle

Lincoln’s Spot Resolution

Document Category<p>Legislation and Floor Proceedings<p>Date<p>December 22, 1847<p>State or Territory<p>Texas<p>Committee or Office<p>N/A<p>Series<p>Bills and Resolutions …

American History

From the archives: Iowan was America's first nationally known professional photographer

CLOSE<p>Explore the drawings of Mark Marturello as he brings famous Iowans to life in his latest illustration.<p><i>Editor's note: This story by Register</i> …

Des Moines

Here's how the all the robots in Disney World's Hall of Presidents compare to their real-life counterparts

The Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom unveiled its new Donald Trump animatronic on Tuesday. The 25-minute theater attraction, which features moving likenesses of every US president, had been closed since January 2017 for updates.<p>The response to the Trump animatronic was …

Martin Van Buren

Pet-less Trump seen as class-less for saying Pence is 'low-class' for having pets

Vice President Mike Pence and his family live with two cats, a rabbit, and a snake at their official residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval …

Philadelphia

Trump calls veep Mike Pence a ‘yokel’ for owning pets, and invites derision of pet-owners

PHILADELPHIA —U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence and his family live with two cats, a rabbit and a snake at their official residence on the grounds of …

Donald Trump

Korean Battle Flags with Links to Kim Jong Un Found at Naval Academy

U.S. Marines posing with General Uh Je-yeon flag aboard USS Colorado in 1871<p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Long forgotten flags captured by U.S. forces during an …

Military History

On Being Scared all the Time

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Jean Paul Sartre

The Federalist's Notable Books of 2017

We know you’re busy pulling the decorations out of the attic and getting all the last-minute shopping out of the way, but it’s best that we not let …

Conservative View

Palestinians recognize Texas as part of Mexico - The Beaverton

Palestinians recognize Texas as part of Mexico - The Beaverton<p>“The territory north and east of the Rio Grande is very important to the Mexican …

Liberal View

How the U.S. Could Provoke a New Korean War

(DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)In April 2002, about a year before the invasion of Iraq, then-president George W. Bush told a group of …

North Korea

The Charm of Lonely Places

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Mind

We're Too Stuck In An Old Paradigm to Start Blockchain

One hundred and sixty-nine years ago yesterday, President James Polk delivered his State of the Union address to Congress. He had quite a lot to talk …

Business

LDS Statistics and Church Facts | Total Church Membership

Alabama<p>The experience of missionary John Brown in Alabama is typical of other early missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. …

Religion

Map of Western Territories

Description<p>On December 5, 1848, President James K. Polk transmitted his annual message to Congress. He used this map as an exhibit to illustrate his …

American History

If Stanford won't tolerate Junipero Serra's name on campus, what will it do about Leland Stanford?

<b>To the editor:</b> So, the politically correct activists at Stanford University want to remove St. Junipero Serra’s name from their sanctimonious institute. Fine. (“Stanford can take Junipero Serra's name off its buildings, but it can't purge him from its history,” Opinion, Nov. 30)<p>However, I think …

'Let him who is without sin cast the first stone'

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Mind

The Importance of Having a Breakdown

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Jean Paul Sartre

Boethius and The Consolation of Philosophy

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Mind

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During his nearly 41 years in office, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has seen seven presidents in the White House. Donald Trump, he said Wednesday, is “one of …

Donald Trump