Tag Archives: postaday2011

The Reagan I Knew isn't the Reagan You Knew

I am not a fan of biography.  Auto-biography is by definition a biased view and other-biography can never be entirely complete. I’m a map guy, a history guy, a “just the facts, ma’m” kinda Joe Friday guy.  In my world … Continue reading

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NPR Wishes President Reagan a Happy 100th

Now from the other side of the aisle, National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation yesterday wished President Reagan a Happy 100th Birthday: Former President Ronald Reagan would have turned 100-years-old on February 6, and the Political Junkie is ready … Continue reading

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Live from Mountain Stage

I have enjoyed the Mountain Stage radio show for a long time, but it’s not broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio.  The Mountain Stage Podcast has come to the rescue, featuring an expanded version (sometimes close to 3 hours a week) … Continue reading

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Courage to Stand—the Video

Minnesota’s former governor, Tim Pawlenty, is out on tour supporting his new book, Courage to Stand. T-Paw, as we affectionately know him, was on Sen. John McCain’s short list for 2008 GOP Vice-President slot—many wonder if he had if we … Continue reading

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Fixing the Future, Today

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy—also affectionately known as the Lincoln Land Institute—is a Cambridge, Mass, think tank active in “issues involving the use, regulation, and taxation of land.”  Their material tends to be a bit esoteric (i.e. “We explore … Continue reading

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Wind Energy Looking Up For 2011

Press Release U.S. wind energy industry finishes 2010 with half the installations of 2009, activity up in 2011, now cost-competitive with natural gas Industry weathers latest boom-bust cycle as utilities move to lock in more wind power at favorable long-term … Continue reading

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Family History

I’ve added a personal page to JCShepard.com with some clutter on history and genealogy:  All Things Shepard.  There’s a handy link over to the left of this blog’s main page, and on the top of individual post pages. I started … Continue reading

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Not my intention to do away with government—Reagan's Legacy 30 Years On

A couple years ago, I wrote about President Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address.  Next month is the 100th anniversary of Regan’s birth, and today is the 30th anniversary of his first inaugural.  I think it’s a good day to revisit those thoughts. To a few … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dolly

Happy Birthday, Dolly! Wikipedia says: Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best-known for her work in country music. In the four-and-a-half decades since her national-chart début, she remains one of the most-successful female artists … Continue reading

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Learning from Chicken Little

From the Christian Science Monitor: From Katrina to snowmageddon: lessons government should learn From Katrina to the Christmas blizzard to river floods, the government has botched natural disaster relief management. Here’s how to do it right. As Mike Bloomberg just … Continue reading

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