Monthly Archives: January 2011

Deepwater: Lessons Learned

The largest oil spill in U.S. history gripped the nation’s attention for over three months this past summer. On May 22, 2010, President Barack Obama announced the creation of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago…

On Tuesday, January 17, 1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell address to the American people, where he warned of the growing power of the “military-industrial complex.” On Friday, January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address … Continue reading

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Celebrating Ronald Reagan

With Nancy Reagan at his side, President Obama signed a law establishing the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission in June 2009. As Archivist of the United States, I serve as an ex officio member to “provide advice and information to the … Continue reading

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