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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...

Schoolboy Q

Schoolboy Q’s Triumph Is Not An Oxymoron At All

  Top Dawg Entertainment   Though having dropped nearly a decade ago, only recently has the California based record label “Top Dawg Entertainment” shown itself as a musical force to be reckoned with. Having evolved from a small independent startup to, most recently, the “label-to-watch”, its positive reception has come...

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams: The 6th 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) Next In Line Thus far, the Secretary of State has been a stepping stone to the presidency as Jefferson,...

Ukraine

Paper Chase: Ukraine

  February’s employment report showed 175,000 jobs were created which exceeded economists expectations. Unemployment rose to 6.7%, but the past two months jobs numbers have been revised upwards with weather being blamed for the initial forecasts.   Americans are worth more money now than ever. Household assets rose 4% in...

james monroe

James Monroe: A Fifth 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) The election of 1816 was harmonious as party politics seemingly vanished. James Monroe, another founding father was elected and...

madison

James Madison: The Fourth 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) James Madison was Thomas Jefferson‘s Secretary of State, best friend; and in many ways an extension of Jeffersonian Democracy....

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson: The Third 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) The election of 1800 set two precedents. It was the first peaceful transfer of political power from one party...

adams

John Adams: The Second 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) He signed the Declaration of Independence, was a member of the Continental Congress, minister to both France and England,...