Remembering Coolidge’s First State of the Union Address

January 12, 2016

Coolidge delivered his first and only in-person State of the Union address on December 6, 1923. This was his first address to a joint session of Congress since ascending to the presidency in the wake of President Harding’s death, and Coolidge led with remarks praising President Harding for his service to our country.

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Presidential Interior Design: A History of the White House

December 9, 2015

This infographic from The Rug Seller shows the tremendous changes the White House has undergone through the decades; embracing new interior design styles while letting them sit comfortably next to some antique furniture that has been in the White House for decades. As you’ll see by the infographic rugs are far more than functional flooring coverings that give comfort underfoot. Although they do just that, they’re also used to make a statement and what better place to make a visual statement than the White House? It is common practice that each President is allocated their own renovation budget to enable him to add his mark, so to speak, on interior design aspects. Many choose, or their First Lady does, a new design for the rug in this famous room during their time in the Oval Office. The rug itself is one subtle method of letting the world have a visual representation behind their ideologies reflecting the era and personality of each President while they are in office.

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Coolidge Debate Alumni Featured on Fox News

November 23, 2015

The Coolidge Foundation’s debate programs attract some of the brightest young Americans in the country. We are proud of the accomplishments of all the students who have become part of our Coolidge Family. We are excited to report that two alums of our 2015 World Schools Debate Camp have been featured on Fox News Channel analyzing the 2015 Democratic and Republican presidential primary debates. Feiry Guaba and Joelle Garcia are both middle school students in New York City, and their sharp perspective on the debating skills of the candidates has wowed host Greg Gutfeld, as well as audiences across America. To hear Feiry try out a Coolidge-style free market argument on education and public spending, go to 6:33 mins in in the first video.. You can view the each of the appearances in their entirety at the links below:

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Steven Frias: 2015 Winner of the Coolidge Prize for Journalism

October 26, 2015

This op-ed was written by Steven Frias of Cranston, Rhode Island, the 2015 winner of the Coolidge Prize for Journalism. Mr. Frias, a twice-monthly contributor, is a regulatory lawyer, Rhode Island’s Republican National Committeeman and the author of “Cranston and Its Mayors: A History.”

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