Washington had recurrent bouts of malaria. A migrating bullet caused Andrew Jackson so much discomfort, it was finally removed without anesthesia. Teddy Roosevelt had such bad myopia, he didn’t recognize his own kids without his glasses. Reagan had chronic hay fever.
No matter how common or rare the presidential malady, you’ll find it compiled on Dr. Zebra’s website. Doctor who? A self-proclaimed doctor (real name unknown) who has chronicled “the heavy burden of disease that has afflicted our presidents” because “the problem of presidential illness needs wider discussion.” Continue reading
George H.W. Bush, who was not well enough to join the Presidents Club (Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter) at the memorial in South Africa on Tuesday for Nelson Mandela, instead joined Twitter to offer his condolences.
As of Tuesday evening, @GeorgeHWBush already had more than 34,000 followers.
“There’s never been an America, but rather several Americas — each a distinct nation,” says Colin Woodward, author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. Continue reading
“You son of a gun, Marty!” Joe Biden bellowed over the phone. “You did it!”
But a funny thing happened when prominent Democrats tried to congratulate the winner of Boston’s mayoral race late Tuesday … Continue reading
ObamaCare’s hidden marriage penalty …