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My dinner with Calvin

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David Pietrusza
Author, "Calvin Coolidge: A Documentary Biography"

My phone rang late on a Friday evening. The number was from an area code with which I wasn’t too familiar.

The Dewey-Stassen debate, 64 years later

9:11 PM 03/18/2012

The recent news that Portland’s March 19th GOP presidential debate would be scrubbed after Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum declined to participate contained more than a dash of historical irony.

Warren Gamaliel Newt? Not!

12:38 PM 03/15/2012

Embattled former history professor Newt Gingrich has recently delved deep into his impressive store of historical knowledge to tout a precedent for a deadlocked 2012 Republican National Convention that will see the GOP ultimately turn to (of all people) him.

If it ain’t fixed, broker it: a brief history of long conventions

11:43 AM 02/29/2012

Increasingly loud and nervous chatter about a possible — perhaps even a likely — brokered 2012 Republican National Convention mandates a gander back at what had previously been surmised to be a political species as extinct as the fabled bull moose: the phenomenon of national conventions that dare to proceed beyond the now-seemingly obligatory rush to first-ballot judgment.

The strange case of Mitt Romney’s multiple 1948 personalities

10:22 AM 02/27/2012

It is a rare Midwestern morning when a major candidate can conjure up to comparisons to three candidates from a single past presidential election.