Day: February 17, 2016

Three Eisenhower Supreme Court Appointments Were “Recess” Appointments: Earl Warren, William Brennan, Potter Stewart!

Barack Obama has a perfect opportunity to select a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia right now, this week, before the Congress returns from the Presidents Day recess!

Sure, the Republicans would scream and yell, and probably threaten to impeach, but it is totally legitimate for the President to go ahead and nominate a Justice, who would immediately take the seat of Scalia.

And history tells us that Dwight D. Eisenhower had THREE recess appointments, all outstanding:

Chief Justice Earl Warren 1953

Associate Justice William Brennan 1956

Associate Justice Potter Stewart 1958

And the Brennan appointment was right before the Presidential Election of 1956, when in theory, Ike could have lost the election, but still the appointment went ahead, and Ike was elected to his second term!

So enough already of the hand wringing, and Obama needs to insure a nominee now, to prevent a vacancy for a year, which would cripple the Supreme Court’s ability to do its job!


C Span 2 BOOK TV Discussion Of My Presidential Assassinations Book Coming Saturday 11 PM And Sunday 6 PM, February 20, 21

I am proud to announce that C Span 2 BOOK TV will air a 90 minute lecture and discussion on my book, ASSASSINATIONS, THREATS, AND THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY: FROM ANDREW JACKSON TO BARACK OBAMA on Saturday February 20 11 PM and Sunday February 21 at 6 PM.

The event was taped on January 26, 2016 at the Sandler Center at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton, Florida.

This is the second event on C Span involving my book, with the other being on November 29-30, 2015–Brian Lamb’s Q & A, 60 minutes, which is already on this website under Interviews, as the new C Span 2 event will be also listed after the weekend.

So in case you missed the Brian Lamb interview or will not be able to watch this coming weekend, this blog has the ability to link you to them, or you can also go to, and type in my name and watch.

I h0pe my readers will watch both C Span events, and I thank you for your time doing so.