Return of the Retro First Lady?

“You can tell a lot about a person by whom they choose to marry,” noted a recent New York Times piece titled “Why Men Want to Marry Melanias and Raise Ivankas.” The essay explores the “perversely traditional” values of the Trump family, describing the qualities of the several women Donald Trump has called wife “remarkably … Continued

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Nancy Reagan: An Alternative Obituary

In death as in life, Nancy Reagan, the former First Lady, who lived in the White House from 1981-1989, and who died Sunday at the age of 94, couldn’t catch a break from the Washington Post. Lois Romano led off Mrs. Reagan’s Post obituary this way: Nancy Reagan had an undeniable knack for inviting controversy. There … Continued

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Remember When the First Lady Sat on Mr. T’s Lap?

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died Sunday at the age of 94. In her trademark red outfits and perfectly coiffed helmet hair, she was a formidable First Lady, even given her diminutive size (and penchant for consulting astrologers). Nancy was a cultural force to be reckoned with. She left a permanent (and controversial) mark on … Continued

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