February 22nd marks the anniversary of George Washington's birth. There's much about Washington we think we know -- later biographers invented several myths to elevate the first president from the level of man to secular saint.
Ronald Reagan was born 106 years ago today in Tampico, Illinois. Happy birthday, Mr. President. And thank you, for all you did on our nation's behalf. Nearby, is Mr. Reagan's farewell address to the nation, delivered from the Oval Office on January 11th, 1989.
The press is in a snit (still) over Donald Trump's press conference. Trump took exception to, and had a verbal altercation with, CNN reporter Jim Acosta. Trump called CNN "fake news." Acosta took offense, and loudly demanded an opportunity to reply. Trump shut him down.