“Well, Farmers Never Have Made Much Money”: Coolidge’s Case Against Subsidies

May 12, 2015

It has been said that the U.S. Tax Code is the perfect doppelganger of a block of Swiss cheese, with more holes than one can count. Tax expenditures, the sources of these holes, proliferate throughout the Code. A tax expenditure is a revenue loss attributable to the use of the tax system to promote social goals, without directly appropriating tax dollars. An example would be the Earned Income Tax Credit, an income support for low wage earners.

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Calvin Coolidge: A Man of Many Offices

April 3, 2015

On January 6, 1933, the day after President Coolidge died, The New York Times, in its obituary for the departed president, recalled an anecdote about Silent Cal. A woman at a dinner party asked the president what his hobby was? Calvin’s reply: “Holding Office.”

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Meet the Debate Coaches

March 31, 2015

Director: James Dixon BA, MA High School English and Debate Teacher: Hartford High School Vermont Debate and Forensic League President for Debate 10 years as a Debate Public Forum Coach […]

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Modern American Conservatism: A Spirited Conversation at the Hoover Institution

March 20, 2015

It can be said with a high degree of certainty that Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hooverdid not have the warmest of relationships. As the trailblazing Secretary of Commerce Hoover campaigned for industry standardization and greatly increased the influence and power of the sleepy backwater Commerce Department. Coolidge never thought highly of Hoover’s activist sentiments, referring to him as “wonderboy.” Nonetheless, Coolidge supported Hoover in both 1928 and 1932, giving his last public speech in the run-up to the 1932 presidential election in Hoover’s favor.

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Order Your Coolidge Poster!

March 18, 2015

Order your Coolidge quote poster today! These posters are great for anyone who loves Coolidge! Put them up in your classroom, display them on your office wall, they’re great for anyone who wants to draw inspiration from America’s thirtieth president! Just $13 per poster (this price includes shipping and handling costs).

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