Author: Kwaisi France

James K. Polk

James K. Polk: The Eleventh Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) Polk wanted to fulfill the ideological promise of Andrew Jackson‘s presidency. He was the most accessible president in U.S....

John Tyler

John Tyler: The Tenth Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) President Tyler had served in both houses of Congress, and had been the governor of Virginia. He believed in...

William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison: 9th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) In his campaign, William Henry Harrison was portrayed as a simple, home spun kind of guy. Contrary to his...

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren: The 8th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) Martin Van Buren was the true father of Andrew Jackson’s Democratic party, as well as Andrew Jackson’s handpicked heir...

irish whiskey

Paper Chase: Irish Whiskey

Retail sales at U.S. retailers rose .3% in February, which is better than economists expected. It reflects a rebound from the terrible weather experienced in the first quarter of 2014. This is important news because consumers make up two-thirds of the U.S. economy. Bull Market Five years into the bull...

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson: The Seventh Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) Politics was personal for Andrew Jackson. In fact, you could consider his entire presidency a war against individuals. Unlike...