Calvin Coolidge Foundation looking for the best Calvin Coolidge blog entry.

(Via TaxProf) The Calvin Coolidge Foundation is offering a twenty thousand dollar prize for best blog on the subject of Coolidge:

The prize will go to the author who best captures the spirit of the thirtieth president and the ideals Coolidge favored, some of which were: independence, thrift, balanced budgets, a restrained federal government, active state government, perseverance after hardship, appreciation of commerce, stable money, support for international law, competence at work, meticulous respect for the Constitution, civility and respect for religious faith.

…Or just “integrity.”

Moe Lane

PS: No, I’m not submitting it: this particular entry will be published far too late to be eligible, and Calvin Coolidge played by the rules.


In the Mail: “Coolidge.”

I’ve been looking forward to reading Amity Shlaes’ Coolidge biography for a while; I really enjoyed her The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, and am looking forward to seeing what she’s done with the life story of a man who is himself forgotten these days (although not quite in the same sense).  I plan to read it this weekend and review it next week (and hopefully get an interview with Ms. Shlaes, although that’s not yet been locked down).  In the meantime, Ed Driscoll did interview Ms. Shlaes; check it out.

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