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Fresh "Eisenhower" from Morning Edition
"And thunderstorms and a high of 92 a chance of rain tonight. I'm Mary Dixon. W B easy news. Traffic. Those thunderstorms have downed branches all over the place, including lakeshore drive at North Avenue. Coton Tri State, a jackknife semi on the ramp to the inbound Eisenhower heavy traffic on Dortmund 65 with a sign that blew into the road expressways are building WBZ traffic is supported by Jewel Osco, offering everything from salty snacks and dairy items to organic meats, bakery items and more at Jewel Osco. Just ahead on morning edition. A father and son who are both DJs, they talk about using music to help people get through the pandemic. A StoryCorps for Father's Day in 15 minutes on W B. Easy support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Morgan Stanley with season one of their sustainability podcast at scale, which examines plastic waste challenges and solutions for a more sustainable future for everyone. Available where listeners get their podcasts. This is morning edition from NPR News. I'm Leila Haldin and I'm Steve Inskeep. As early as next month, United States troops will be out of Afghanistan..
Biden Is 13th US President Set to Meet Queen at Windsor Castle
"President Biden has a big dates ahead of him he's going to meet the queen city the president has a big challenge to make an impression as he will be the thirteenth acting US president to meet with the queen was by then has previously met the ninety five year old Monica nineteen eighty two when he was a U. S. senator this will be the first time he meets her as presidents before the official meeting at Windsor Castle the G. seventy eight is all to attend a reception with the queen and other members of the royal family the queen has met every American president since Dwight Eisenhower during an eighty seventy year reign except Finland in Johnson he didn't visit person while he was in office Karen Thomas London
Bond Denied for Man Charged in the Murder of 7 Year Old
"Has been denied for the man charged in the murder of seven year old jazz Lynne Adams. There was a bond hearing yesterday in Chicago, Mary Ann Lewis was shot and arrested Thursday after leading police on a chase and trying to carjack a family on the Eisenhower Expressway. At that hearing yesterday, the bond was denied. Prosecutors told the court that Lewis was driving the car involved in Adam's shooting. At that McDonald's drive through earlier this month. Yesterday there was a march to remember Adam's baby was innocent babies are being robbed of their innocents. Seven years old, No Chin Lewis. His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday. Police are looking for two other suspects.
Wrong-Way Drivers On Eisenhower Expressway Cause Crashes Leaving 5 Dead In Chicago
"Cold little bit, but I think we should all we probably seen the pictures from these fatal accidents that occurred on the Eisenhower overnight. Oh, my gosh. It was just terrible. And I was really happy. Wasn't working mornings today because I probably wouldn't have gotten to know into work. I mean, these occurred like 15 minutes apart, and they were it like about 1 15 1 30 this morning when it displays in Harlem, Two people died in that they were both wrong way drivers that hit other drivers than 15. Minutes later, Another one occurred right at the Jane Byrne interchange, heading inbound because of a Driver that was facing West bound going the wrong way. We were
President Joe Biden is preparing for his first White House news conference
"President Biden will be holding its first official White House news conference later today it's become a bit of a news item itself that president Biden up until now hasn't held a formal news conference since taking the oath of office Biden has had multiple events with reporters but by this stage Donald Trump held at least five news conferences Barack Obama too and Bill Clinton at least four although some of those were with foreign leaders and this year because of the pandemic there haven't been many dignitaries visiting the White House there was a practice session this week with hopes of preventing any flubs Biden himself has called himself a gaffe machine more than a hundred years ago president Woodrow Wilson began the White House news conference tradition but until Dwight Eisenhower in the fifties most news conferences were held off the record Jackie Quinn Washington
Vice President Kamala Harris honors visionaries at Black History Month event in Washington DC
"President Kamila Harris was the keynote speaker at Maryland's virtual annual Black History Month celebration hosted by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Speaking from the Eisenhower Executive office Building next door to the White House, the VP paid tribute to the heroes of black history. And delivered words of encouragement for current and future generations. I think of history in the context of a relay brace right a relay race with each generation running their course. And then passing the baton to the next. And so The baton is now in our hands. And what matters is how well we run our portion of the race. Vice President Harris is the first woman and the first woman of color to win the vice presidency.
Shooting Shuts Down Inbound Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago
"And as many days have been at least five victims so far this weekend, three expressway shootings, two were shot last night on the ice and Howard near Pulaski. Both were driving their own vehicles. The first victim was taken to a hospital from the scene. The second took herself to a hospital told staff she was shot while driving on the bike in the same area. Illinois State police say they believe it was the same shooting. Three others were shot on the Dan Ryan and separate shootings. When stand Thursday. Vic von WGN news on this vote, the ace or 219, the naysayer to
2 Injured in Shootings on Chicago's Eisenhower Expressway
"Two drivers were shot tonight on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway. Illinois State police say they believe it was the same shooter WG and Steve Ruxton reports. The shooting was reported near Pulaski Road at about 8:20 P.m. State. Police say a man was traveling and the inbound lands when a person in another car opened fire at his vehicle, causing him to crash into an embankment Man was hospitalized with gunshot wounds. A passenger in the car was unharmed, Police say about 15. Minutes later, a woman showed up. It'll Local hospital who had also been shot she'd been driving in the same area where the first shooting happened. Both are expected to survive There. Bennett least five people shot on Chicago expressways this week. That's two today one yesterday
Some tribes are getting help narrowing the digital divide
"Indian country. The proportion of households with high speed internet access has consistently lagged behind the rest of the us. There has been some work to improve things including an influx of federal funding. That's helped some tribes build their own broadband networks across the country. Here is a success story from montana. Public radio's aaron bolton. It's part of our series. The internet is everything you look appear have jedi. Boulder creek oliver inside a small server. Room fans blazing chuck wreaths with the confederated sailors end kootenai tribes is pointing to labels on the back of a server. They name the locations of four cellular towers on the mostly rural flathead indian reservation in north west montana. This is the actual fiber that goes to each tower those towers blanket roughly thirteen hundred square miles with high speed internet. The covid nineteen pandemic has made it difficult for tribal employees to work from home because many don't have reliable and affordable internet service but now we can actually put ip phone right on our phone network right at your house and just be like having an office. Right at your. The network will also allow tribal police to issue tickets electrically from their vehicles and the tribal health department to do paperwork in the field. This is one of the first tribally controlled wireless networks to come out of a federal communications commission program that gave tribes across the us wireless spectrum licenses for free but tribes still have to build in pay for the infrastructure to broadcast high speed broadband. They're going to be two hundred three hundred projects that are going to be built at been unique country former. Fcc official jeff. Blackwell is with arrand risk management native owned insurance company that also helps tribes build broadband infrastructure. Blackwell says the salish and kootenai most drives because they had a plan in place allowing them to utilize covid relief dollars that were set to expire last month other tribes had been searching for funding without such tight. Timeline blackwell says the spending network buildouts will now receive serious boost from the one billion dollar tribal broadband fund set up by the latest federal covid. Relief legislation this is on par with the the eras of rural electrification. The eisenhower interstate system. Casey we'll let with the fort. Pack of cinnabon and sioux tribes in northeast montana says that tribal broadband fund has revitalized the tribes hopes of building their network. We have a lot of members that live in these little rural areas. That always get less. Dow in are disconnected. Let says this is the tribes chance to narrow the digital. Divide for many tribal members who she says. Private internet and wireless providers have overlooked for
Russia jails journalist Sergei Smirnov over Alexei Navalny protest
"Remarks to the National Prayer breakfast. It's being held. Virtually it has been attended by every president since Dwight Eisenhower, A Russian journalist has been sentenced to 25 days in jail for a retweet that Russian police claim is an illegal called to protest. NPR's Lucy and Kim reports from Moscow. The Kremlin is targeting journalists amid protests over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Sergei Smirnov is the editor of Media Zona, an online news outlet that tracks human rights violations. Police say Smirnoff broke the law with a retweet that contained the time and date of an unauthorized protests supporting Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Police detained Smirnoff Saturday while he was out for a walk with his five year old son. Scores of Russian journalists have been detained since the beginning of the demonstrations and news organizations are protesting Smirnoff's jail sentence. President Vladimir Putin spokesman has defended the case against Smirnoff. Calling it absolutely logical. Lucian Kim NPR NEWS
National Park Service now requiring visitors to wear masks, Washington DC
"At the nation's Parks, including memorials here in D. C. You may need to wear a mask from now on when you visit the National Mall. The new measure includes many other sites like the Lincoln Memorial, the New Dwight Eisenhower Memorial and Arlington Memorial Bridge, in a statement from the National Park Service, Mass will be required when visitors are unable to physically distance him when they are in any national park buildings. So if you are out and about on the mall, and no one is around, you may not have to wear that mask. This comes after President Biden. Executive order requiring masks on all federal lands. Look, Luker wt o P. NEWS Dave
The Big Red Button
"I'm gabrielle. Sierra and this is why it matters today a look inside the rules for nuclear launch in the united states and the risks of giving one person so much power. Hey i'm alex bill and i name is abigail sto thurston. Bell and stow. Thurston are both experts at the center for arms control and non-proliferation an ngo that focuses on nuclear security. This means they spent every day thinking about how to prevent nuclear war. Okay so the only person that is in charge of launching a nuclear attack is the president. There's no stopgap. There's no other people he asked to consult. There's nothing else just his decision. Yes so there's no requirement that the president consult with anyone they can and our command and control system is designed so that he can get in contact with advisers that he wants to speak to but no requirement that he consult with anyone before we go any further. Let's get our terms straight. There are two kinds of nuclear strikes retaliation. And i use. The details are complex but both are essentially what they sound like. Retaliation involves responding to a nuclear attack with a nuclear attack. I use means being the first to use nuclear weapons in conflict. Neither of these scenarios requires the president to consult with experts. So if the scene with the big board and the president talking to all of his advisors doesn't need to happen. What actually does need to happen. The protocol for launching nuclear weapon is highly secretive but the main components are known. Could you walk me through. How a i use nuclear strike would go down. It basically starts with the president deciding that he wants to use a nuclear weapon. He can decide this because he feels like an attack is imminent on the united states. He can decide it because we're in a conflict and he wants to use a nuclear weapon to end the conflict you know basically escalate so far that the other side will back down or it could just decide. He wants to use a nuclear weapon their issues surrounding whether or not it would be a legal order. But i think in the heat of the moment you're not gonna have a bunch of lawyers running into the room saying i don't think this is legal. He actually has a direct line to the national military command center. This facility run by the pentagon is ready at any minute of the day to receive a launch order remember. The president is the commander in chief of the military. All he has to do is pick up the phone. Indicate the target and the number of weapons he would like to launch. He has something called biscuit which is a little card that has launch codes on them. Someone verifies that is in fact the president giving this order. The order goes out and within five minutes from the president deciding. I want to launch a nuke to nuke in the air. That's how easy it is terrifying short amount of time and terrifyingly easy today and you're relying on the person who has the authority to know and have thought through all of those consequences. We take it for granted that that person will have thought about that before they do it. There's no checker balance to make sure that that presidents in the right head space has thought through everything has talked with our allies. None of that's there and has it always been this way. So historically commanders did have the ability in the eisenhower administration at the beginning of the nuclear age to use nuclear weapons on their own authorities. Should they not be able to get into contact with the president and then it was in the kennedy administration that we really solidify the idea that it should be the president and the president alone that the consequences of nuclear use is so massive that it really should be a decision at the top level. The idea being that. The american public would always electa relational and straight thinking president and And so that's why. This sort of very undemocratic process develops was a bit of a nuclear monarchy. So the idea was that this one person who was elected by all these people would have the wherewithal to make the right decision in this situation. Yeah it was theorized that way but not everybody always agreed with it. In fact during the height of the cold war there was a lot of debate about whether or not this was a good structure and it kind of went to macab places at times where somebody was positing that. Actually you should have the launch codes in a pill inserted inside of the heart of military attache and the president would actually have to kill that military attache to get the codes and be able to kill hundreds of thousands of people. Obviously that was not an actionable plan by theorists at the time is sort of making the case about how much you're putting on the shoulders of one person and whether or not that's a good idea when it comes to a weapon that's capable of flattening cities and and beyond the stakes surrounding the decision to launch a nuclear first strike are as high as they get and since the attacks on hiroshima and nagasaki. No president has done so in an ideal world the president would think and hard and hear a wide range of opinions before undertaking a first strike but when it comes to the other nuclear scenario retaliation the president would not usually have the luxury of time for retaliation you have to be able to decide and execute the retaliation and a very short time. Lsu you risk being wiped out neutralize before you can do. so this is richard vets. He's the director of the saltzman institute of war and peace studies at columbia university. An adjunct senior fellow here at the council he's served on the senate select committee on intelligence the national security council and advised three cia director's. How short is that time. Well that depends on where you are between india and pakistan which right next to each other could be almost instantaneous. for the united states and russia the Time was generally thought to be once. The missile age began about twenty to twenty five minutes list for the united states depending on various technical details.
Vice President Mike Pence gets vaccinated on live TV
"Of those getting the Corona virus vaccine did so on camera. Nice President Mike Pence after pushing up his sleeve in the Eisenhower Executive office building. It is truly a medical miracle. The vice president called it the beginning of the pandemics and Pence. His wife and surgeon general Jerome Adams. All got the shot in a live TV event aimed at boosting confidence in the vaccine. We have One and perhaps within hours to safe and effective Corona virus vaccines for referring to federal regulators, who are expected to quickly sign off on Madonna's
Pence, wife Karen, surgeon general get COVID-19 vaccines
"Vice president pence has been given a covert nineteen shot in an event aimed at reassuring Americans that the vaccine is safe after pushing up his sleeve in the Eisenhower executive office building it is truly a medical miracle the vice president called it the beginning of the pandemic's end pence his wife M. Surgeon General Jerome Adams all got the shot in a live TV event aimed at boosting confidence in the vaccine we have one and perhaps within hours to safe and effective coronavirus vaccines for referring to federal regulators who are expected to quickly sign off on Madonna's vaccine Sagarin mag ani Washington
"eisenhower" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"He just went out and talking to people said what is he saying. Dwight macdonald that. If i were giving the gettysburg address it would read something like this. I haven't checked these figures but eighty seven years ago. I think it was a number of individuals organized the governmental setup here in this country. I believe it covered the eastern states with this idea that they will following up based on a sort of national independence arrangement and the program that every individual is just as good as every other individual. Well the diaries show something else. And here's his his tart. One liner on william nolan. Who was the republican leader of the senate. He said in his case. There's no final answer to the question. How stupid can you guess. Where do you stand up comedy. And what people realized was that that eisenhower in his public utterances often was just buying time for himself and trying to insulate himself from uninformed criticism and course intellectuals deplored his his way of speaking but privately this is how he spoke with this terse intelligence he was a gifted wordsmith and this view of the eisenhower in the diaries and the eisenhower and the press conferences gave rise to what fred greenstein and a very important book called the hidden hand presidency that that i really was much more in charge than people realized but he didn't care that he got all the credit he could he just let things unfold and if it fell onto subordinate he'd so bid but but he he had a hands off approach to leadership that wasn't fact effective leadership partly because he he led through deliberation and and and the kind of thing. Susan was talking about. Well we'll we'll pick up on some more leadership lessons when we come back so susan. Eisenhower joins us today. She's author of how i lead the principles behind. Eisenhower's biggest decisions jack. Beatty is also with us on points. News analysts will have more in a moment. This point own this is on point. I magnin chakrabarti. We are talking this hour with susan. Eisenhower the granddaughter of president. Dwight d eisenhower and author of the new book. How lead the principles behind. Eisenhower's biggest decisions jack. Beatty is also with us. He's on points. News analyst and susan. I wanted to spend a little bit of time talking about eisenhower and civil rights because this unity of purpose american unity is such a profoundly important theme in in your book and of course it's the push for the advancement of civil rights for people of color in this country that to this day continues to challenge that unity. So can you just tell me a little bit about we had we had like some momentous things happen under eisenhower's presidency. I mean first of all we had the brown. V board decision of the desegregated. American schools was president. Eisenhower's view of for example for the decision well First of all. I think it's important to put Dwight eisenhower's purchase to civil rights. In in the context of how he would have looked at it he was A great supporter of civil rights. during the war he integrated some Units and even though it was not Army policy And i think he came into his presidency Verbally supporting civil rights. But he did something way more important as he actually developed a coherent strategy for how to address the problem. And what i mean by that is that he had he would be lucky to have four possibly eight years As president and what he sought to do was to establish a precedent that could not be rolled back and he did this by announcing very early in one thousand. Nine hundred ninety three That he planned to desegregate everything. The federal government controlled and that means that he in nineteen fifty three desegregated washington. Dc and washington dc schools even before the landmark bill Our supreme court decision brown versus board of education The the supreme court Chief was earl warren of course and Earl warned wasn't eisenhower appointment. Who carried forward overturning The earlier court willing plus versus ferguson. So then He also desegregated government contracting And a range of other A range of other things that the federal government controlled including by the way Desegregating doing doing the real A fundamental work on desegregating the military even though the executive order came from Truman And desegregating dod schools. So you begin to see where he's going with this. But by far and away the most pivotal thing he did because it lasted years beyond his tenure was to Establish federal judgeships. That were very clear about. no white. supremacists need apply and and. I think some people being amused in the book to know that he actually Appointed a democrat to the supreme court. justice brennan Actually in an election year because he believed that the court system needed to reflect the views of the country. not just as political party So i think there is a strategic approach. Of course. This culminates at Little rock arkansas In nineteen fifty seven and Eisenhower Sent the one hundred first airborne division After a failure to get The governor of arkansas to comply with the the supreme court ruling and he deployed the hundred and first airborne division to escort nine african american. Young people to central. High school in arkansas So again you know The eisenhower approaches civil rights. Much like his approach In in handling other issues he wanted to put the framework together again. He was very sharp about knowing what he controlled what he didn't and what he didn't control with state government and he did not control You know the legislative process in our nation of At the state level. But what he could do is enforce the law. And i think his leadership there has been misunderstood because he understood that given the composition in congress. Let's not forget that the so-called southern segregationists that is often referred to in history books. Were actually You know led by lyndon johnson He was a johnson was not a segregationist I don't think at all but had a fractious group there. And so i compromise with johnson on the nine hundred fifty seven eisenhower civil rights. Bill so i was just gonna say that he had to compromise and and eventually signed of of much watered-down bill from the one he originally introduced. And let me. Just get jack's view here on this. I mean i mean jack. What do you think because eisenhower. As sort of trying to find that middle way to which to achieve an overall framework of unity as susan said did require some some conference. Some compromises on something as critically important as civil rights on occasion yes And you you know. Susan mentioned the little rock nine. She quotes from a letter that the parents those students sent to mr eisenhower. We the parents of nine negro children enrolled at little rock central. High school. Want you to know that you are action in safeguarding. Their rights have strengthened our faith in democracy now as never before we have an abiding feeling of belonging and purposefulness. That's something to be very proud of. It seems to me the whole annals of american of the american presidency The president privately thought that he said what was the coach. He said Appointing earl warren was my worst. Damn full mistake well. He he differed from warren on on many things including things on domestic security and secrecy and so on and and the president did not come out. And say i agree with the brown decision and he was criticized for that but he did say i will defend the constitution and the constitution says the supreme court has spoken and i will see it is that its mandate is carried through and it showed the his caution..
"eisenhower" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Wha-what in his life led him to sort of almost naturally lead like that. Well it's interesting. You should say that. I've been thinking long and hard about this because he had Other principals that were very deeply held. He did not believe inciting personalities He thought that if you got up and insulted somebody publicly you would never again have any chance of cooperation. And given his role during the war. He brought with him to the presidency. A commitment to make both sides cooperate so that america could Recalibrate itself after the korean war and also to recalibrate ourselves for the modernization of our country in the middle of vast technological change. I think his No personalities approach and taking responsibility I think was aided and advanced. Because he he was a man who studied in other words over the course of his life this observer of men and women actually developed a real philosophy about human nature and his objective to create a sustainable strategy for our country is based on his capacity as to what Other people are prepared to do and for what length of time is that something that you experienced firsthand as his granddaughter did. He cast that survey. Tional i on you. Oh i you know that's an excellent question i Yeah i think he did. Actually i telling the book about How tough it is to be the supreme leader or the president united states. Because you know that level of power tends to distort relationships so families become important. But i i once Made the era of a lifetime. And i accidentally paid no attention as some of the horses i wrote. They were his horses Burst sued paddock gate and run all over the lawn while granddad and my grandmother were looking out the window and then made a big sweep and ran right over his putting green which had had installed so that he has the capacity To go out. And putt in private. You know without people watching every move asking for autographs etc. And he wasn't observer of me too. When i came in to face the music and i thought you know this would be A blaring soundtrack right. He says he says You know i said your grandmother. I haven't seen horses run like that since i was a kid in abilene kansas and i. It was his astute measurement of me to know that. I was already devastated. And if he didn't say the right thing you know. I i wouldn't be as a sound mind to think about how i had made that air now. I was very smart by the way Magnin jack to take full responsibility for the incident. I bought me a second chance here. Right but No but he was very gracious about it and the sad part is the putting green had to be taken out because it you know caught you know. They'll the lawn was never the same The the green was never the same. And and so anyway. That was my so so the desire for to to adhere to personal accountability from grandfather to granddaughter And then he also knew the right thing to say to you well. Susan eisenhower standby. For just a moment in jack beatty hanging in there as well. We're talking about lessons in leadership from the legacy of general and president. Dwight d eisenhower. Who back with more is on point. This point meghna chakrabarti. We are talking this hour with susan. Eisenhower she is the granddaughter of president. Dwight d eisenhower and also author of the new book. How i lead the principles behind. Eisenhower's biggest decisions and we have an excerpt of the book. By the way at one point. Radio dot org jack. Beatty is also with us as always on point news analyst. And he's with us from hanover new hampshire and and susan and jack Let's get a little bit of the voice of president. Eisenhower in here so i wanna play a couple of moments from one thousand nine hundred fifty three because following the death of joseph stalin then president. Eisenhower i spoke to the american society of newspaper editors about the futility of the cold war and he noted that that moment in history he called it a chance of peace. What can the world ordination in you or if not turning is found on. This drove the worst to be feared and the best to be expected can be simply stating the worst islamic rule. The best would be a life of perpetual fear and pension a burden of armed draining open labor of all people and that life of perpetual fear intention. Eisenhower said he said that would be a wasting of strength. That defies the american system. Every gun that he's made every warship launched every occupier signifies in the final thing a from those who hunger and are not goes cold and are not book. And there's one moment wanna play from his nineteen fifty-three address is irony. Pete the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all them. Onto the cloud of threatening worte humanity hanging from across these playing and cool through define the payroll and point the whole report on legit spring of nineteen fifty. That's president eisenhower In one thousand nine hundred fifty three speaking to the american society of newspaper editors now susan eisenhower had gone from the horrors of the second world war And the threat of nazism and fascism and then he and the world tumble into The potential horrors nuclear armageddon of the cold war. So can you talk to us. A little bit about Sort of what. What principles at really animated him do during that period where he was president of the unit of the united states. You how what did he do. That really led him or most. Most overtly demonstrated his commitment to try to keep peace and avoid nuclear armageddon. Well first of all there are a number of factors there. His first objective as president united states. Much as it was during the war was to unity of purpose to the united states of america. We had already been in a Unpopular war in korea and. i actually believed that small wars could get large And they if an enemy is losing they will use everything in their arsenal and so he did not believe that Small interjections here. There and everywhere would be in any way productive for our national security. So he tried to unite the The united states around That idea it was a very Very tense time within the country to The soviet union was making advances into eastern europe. China had become a communist country and so You know this was a A key point he also believed that the unity of our country by the way is national security issue. And i still say that. Today i mean As as i said it This disunity would be a welcome sight for an alert enemy And i think that that phrase is is app today as as it was then The other principals he brought to this Was of course. We mentioned it before expert opinion and he had a really an excellent relationship with the scientific community and in a second term he actually restructures the government so.
"eisenhower" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"D day was the largest seaborne invasion in history more than one hundred sixty thousand allied troops five thousand ships thirteen thousand aircraft. They were led by general. Dwight d eisenhower. And on that day. Eisenhower carried a note in his wallet and susan. I wonder if you could Could you read that note for us. Our landings and share board. Harv area have failed. A gain of saturday's satisfactory foothold and i've withdrawn the troops my decision to attack this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops air and the navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do if any blame or fault attaches to the attempt. It is mine alone so it is mine alone. That is memo that. Dwight d eisenhower wrote and he carried it in his wallet on d day and the reader of that note is susan. Eisenhower granddaughter of dwight eisenhower. And susan is also ceo and chairman of the eisenhower group. She's author of a new book. Called how ike lead the principles behind. Eisenhower's biggest decision susan. Welcome to the program. Well thank you so much magnets great to be with you. Also with us is jack beatty on point news analyst. Jack how are you a low magna. Hello susan jack. I wanna turn to you first that letter. That eisenhower wrote and carried with him on d day. What do you hear in the words of of that letter. Well you hear a man taking responsibility. We have a president who some months ago said. I'm not responsible. Someone asked him. Are you responsible is. I'm not responsible for anything. What a contrast. This moving book is full of words. Like duty honor country responsibility and it it it feels like in every page kinda repudiation of our present. I know it wasn't written with that in mind. But it reminds you of Of of of the great people we have produced of whom dwight eisenhower was a stellar example. Of really how we have declined in our public leadership since then. Well susan. Is that sense of personal. Responsibility is that was that through in through in your in your grandfather as you knew him. Oh i should say we had As as young. We had plenty of Friendly lecturer about taking personal responsibility. I think what's extraordinary about that particular memo The unused communicate. I call it. Is that I was also taking responsibility for the weather forecast which was one of the critical elements that operation Without proper weather conditions. Certainly the paratroopers. Who are going to jump in and the navy who had to navigate. The waters needed the right. Kind of conditions and Yes i think it is a rather large contrast to Much of what we're hearing and seeing in our culture today taking responsibility for the for the weather forecast. I mean i think it's worth worth Talking a little bit about remembering The the swirl of information of and uncertainty that went into the moment where the decision to to launch operation overlord was made. I mean you write about this in the book and can you talk about Sort of some of the the resistance or concerns that Then general eisenhower was was met with prior to d day. Well you know. I think the the decision to go during Rather turbulent weather the decision was made to go during turbulent weather. but here's the thing that the meteorology committee thought that maybe there would be an opening The in the early hours of the next day which is june six and it was Critical forecasts because going under those conditions came with some advantage. Which is the germans. Never imagined that we would be invading anything under those conditions. But i think what made the decision so tenses. At the committee of weatherman actually didn't agree on the forecast themselves and in the context of dropping the Paratroopers who were the lynch pin of the operation to meet american objectives on the first stay You know they really do require certain kinds of weather so they can find their targets and so you know altogether. It was a very dire moment but eisenhower. Said let's go and then pen that note for his wallet Jack jump in here. What do you think. Well the nerve. The courage the steadiness under pressure the willingness to listen to discordant opinions and finally to decide that was the model of his leadership and It's it's it's one of the examples. I think that Susan rightly sites. As as sort of worthy of emulation. Listened to people take their advice. Take your own counsel and and decide and and he did perhaps the most fateful decisions one of the most fateful decisions of the twentieth century. So so susan. Your your book goes through. These principles the principles behind These momentous truly historic decisions that That eisenhower had to make so. So wh- what would you say are the is the key principle or some of the key principles behind the decisions. I like what jack said. I think it's absolutely Critical to know the dwight eisenhower believed an expert opinion. You can't be A successful delegator. If you don't have respect for expert opinion and if you're running an operation of that size you simply can't run an operation of that size without delegating I think he had a real talent to for Empowering the people he delegated to He had a number of ways of doing that. For instance in He brought many of the he brought these qualities into the white house but he would always stand up behind the microphone at his weekly press conference and instead of saying i have authorized he would say i have accepted the recommendation of my secretary of transportation for instance so he was always empowering his subordinates. To make them feel like they had a critical role in what was underway He used to say that The job of a leader is for Is to take the blame when things go wrong and to give credit to your subordinates. When things go right that's a you know again. I think he's correct about that because he he he brought out the best in people but again. That's a very hard thing to do. Especially in in these times so that that basic principle there of leadership accepting blame but But spreading the you know the sources of success around in terms of to their subordinates. Where where did that come from..
Honoring Our Veterans
"Nasa selected the first astronauts. All were military pilots. It wasn't until the selection of the fourth group that scientists were chosen to join the astronaut corps and even three of those scientists had previously served in the military before coming to nasa many astronauts served their country in the us navy. Airforce marines army and coast guard so. Join us today to honor our veterans and in the words of president. Dwight d eisenhower. Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas in the air and on foreign shores to preserve our heritage of freedom and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain
Amy Coney Barrett & The State of SCOTUS
"So the topic I want to go to now is on the question timing the fact that this nomination is coming rather late in the fourth year of a president's term has made it controversial in fact, timing of just. Nominees to nominations to the supreme. Court has been controversial now for four or five years for a variety of reasons. So that's the first question. I would like each of you to tell me your position on on the question. Should the Senate be voting on a nomination to the Supreme Court right now sire you yes or no on that? I. Mean Yes. John All right cy you are yes. On the same question Irwin should the Senate be voting on a Justice of the supreme? Court now yes or no no amy honeybear bear should not be confirmed at this time. All right. Thank you I. Want to go first use for your reasons. Why are you a? Yes on the on the question of the timing of the nomination right now well, on the question of timing I think the Senate has the authority to consent the president is nominated someone. I don't see any reason why the Senate Caq Senate is doing other things it's it's considering thrown a virus relief. Of course, it can legislate until the members leave. and. So nothing nothing prevents the president from nominating someone nothing prevents Senate from acting upon that nomination and I think there three positions John. I think one position is you must vote on the nomination I. think that was Erwin's position for years ago. A second position is you can vote on the nomination, but you shouldn't that might ear ones position today and I the the middle position, which is you can vote on the nomination and you should. Thank your ticket back to you. So what I hear size saying is the Senate has every legal and constitutional right to be doing this now. They, certainly have the legal and constitutional right to do it, but they shouldn't do it. This is stunning hypocrisy by the Republicans for years ago Senator Mitch McConnell said, the American people should have a voice in the selection and the next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancies should not be filled into we have a new president. Antonin Scalia died in February two, thousand sixteen. President Obama named Mira Garland for that seat in March of two thousand sixteen. There was eight months before the election was to be held in the Republicans wouldn't hold hearings or wouldn't hold about Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September eighteenth of twenty twenty, and already the Republicans are looking to fill that seat. There is historical precedent. On October twelfth eighteen sixty four chief justice Roger Tawny died the president Abraham Lincoln didn't try to fill the vacancy in the month before the election or nineteen fifty-six Justice Sherman Minton resigned from the court but President Eisenhower didn't try to pick the successor instead an October fifteenth. He made a recess appointment of a Democrat William Brennan. So whoever won the election would pick the successor? Alright let. Let me jump in because I I WANNA give cya chance to respond to some of what you're saying. So so I think we heard from Irwin saying that. eight months. was enough of a lead time and they were talking about the case of Merrick Garland back in two thousand sixteen. But that one month one and a half months is too short and he sites precedent of other examples where presidents had more of that timeframe. So what's your response to that? I think are ones making a slightly different point I think if. They. Can See had risen eight months ago I think are only making the same exact point, which is what's good for the goose is good for the Gander. So it's not really a question of timing. There's plenty of time as Irwin and other people now there there's GonNa be a vote in the Senate. The point is about equity I. Think the point is about precedent in Irwin has some precedents would, of course, you can go back to previous administrations in sight other presidents. John Marshall was appointed days before John Adams left the Presidency Steven Briar was nominated and appointed to the circuit court after Jimmy Carter lost. So there, there are precedents obviously for acting after the election. Let alone before I understand there's some raw feelings about what happened four years ago and I understand that people have flipped Irwin. Himself is flipped a apparently senator McConnell may have slipped as well. I think. It's unfortunate. This game of delaying nominations has gone on for quite a long. I have a colleague who waited two years before she withdrew for circuit court position because it wouldn't allow vote. That's just sort of power politics on both
What Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis means for the country
"Were always joined on Saturday morning by John Gizzi. He is the White House correspondent and chief political columnist of newsmax dot com and Newsmax TV, John. Good morning. Good morning, Rick. And what a night it wass. Well, obviously, we're following the latest developments on President Trump and his diagnosis with covert 19. What is the latest you're hearing on the president. The president is resting comfortably at the Walter Reed Hospital where yesterday he left the White House. And arrived at the hospital. I might and he left the White House in his usual business suit looking as he always does. Uh, this is not someone who has been felled by the virus. But simply has symptoms of the Corona virus, and he will rest there until doctors say he can come out. Which effectively scotches the debate. Scheduled for October. 15th. But it doesn't mean he's going to be in the hospital through the rest of the campaign, and we may see a newer and better Donald Trump emerged from Walter Reed. For now, all signs are that he's resting and that this is not anything that Americans should be nervous about. John. We know the Corona virus hits each individual differently, assuming the best for the president, where he quarantines for the 14 days and gets through this What is the impact on the campaign for the impact on the campaign is that right now there's an absentee candidate that the president cannot have is make America great again Rallies. He cannot debate He cannot issue pronouncements, although one as the impression after covering Donald Trump for the past four years that no hospital and no confinement Ooh! Ah hospital bed is going to keep him away from his tweeting. Uh, hey, certainly can campaign that way. And another thing. We have a long history in America of candidates who are hospitalized or injured who actually do well as their supporters carry on for them. When he made his first center base in 1948 Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson was laid up for a period with very brutal, Cole. His wife, Lady Bird and others served is very effective Speakers and he went on to win hard fought race. I know of a case of another candidate, Arch war who was elected governor of West Virginia after surviving a helicopter crash. So just because it candidate is hospitalized or unhealthy doesn't mean it's a foregone conclusion. He'll lose well, John. Obviously, we know the polarization across the country and the polarization in the media. And there will be a lot of talk about the 25th amendment, and I just wanted to get sort of a factual look. At the 25th amendment. So when people hear the pundits talking about it, they understand it. Alright, 25th amendment was passed. In the late 19 sixties. It is known as the Presidential Succession Amendment. Its functions are twofold. One Puts into law what had been an informal agreement between presidents and their vice presidents. For a long time before them. And that means when the president is incapacitated, say is when he goes under the knife. For surgery, He turns over the powers. Of his office to his number two who effectively becomes acting President Richard Nixon served his acting president after a heart attack. President Dwight Eisenhower, and after a mild stroke, the president suffered Similarly, when Lyndon Johnson had surgery, Hubert Humphrey was the acting president and Dido for George H. W. Bush. Under Ronald Reagan when he had cancer surgery in his second term. The other part of the amendment is that if the vice president succeeds to the presidency, he or she can then designate Vice president that the Senate must give its advice and consent to I might add that when a president is declared unable to continue in his office for health reasons, the 25th amendment can be invoked. By the vice president and his succession to the top job can be insured. Post debate. Polls are now being released Thursday morning, NBC News National Polling had Biden up 7.9 points over President Trump Real clear politics showing Biden with a 6.6 lead over Trump Fivethirtyeight national polling tracker gave Biden the 7.6 advantage. President didn't seem to gain any ground whatsoever in the debates. Possibly lost some ground. What's your analysis is, we move forward. First of all, I do believe that the polls accurately reflect The post debate. Momentum is with Joe Biden, and it has very little to do with the debate itself. But with the media's interpretation of how candidates Trump and Biden acquitted themselves on national television, and of course, the opinion off the punditocracy is almost unanimous. The president was ruled. He interrupted. He had no consistent thought. And Joe Biden was a gentleman. That is their opinion. Which is being repeated by a lot of people. There's two factors that leaves this reporter to say that these numbers might have flaws in them. The first is the hidden vote. There's a lot of people, certainly, as was the case in 2016, who just won't admit they're voting for Donald Trump. Obviously they do so when they're in the voting booth. The other is that Joe Biden right now, by being cool, is holding on and appearing a front runner. Did. Donald Trump loses the debate? It all depends on who you ask. Chuck Booth, commentator and conservative activists from Nevada said the president decided to use this format to speak directly. To his base of supporters and try and rally them to the polls. He compared the president's performance and his refusal to abide by Time outs to the scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when Butch is facing a much larger man and challenges him to a knife fight. And then says, but we have to go through the rules. The other man says there's no rules in a knife fight at which point which kicks him. And effectively weakens and subdues him. That's what the president's goal Wass with Joe Biden and to his base, he succeeded. So let's turn to the impact on the Senate and the Congress a lot of business to attend to, including the nomination of Amy Cockney Barrett to the Supreme Court. We take pause for well wishes from Democrats. But as we can see in the Chuck Schumer tweet, it is a one sentence pause. And then we're back into politics. Here's what he said Friday night. We now have two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who have tested positive for covert and there may be more. I wish my colleagues well, so that's the nicety. And here's the politics. It is irresponsible and dangerous to move forward with the hearing, and there was absolutely no good reason to do so. Well, I would just say that the distinguished minority leader of the Senate, Senator Schumer should look a little bit more. At the rules of the Senate as wrong is there is a quorum of senators in the committee. They could move along, particularly if chairman gavels in now what he's referring to are Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina. Both Judiciary Committee members and both presently incapacitated by the Corona virus. Both could easily recover in a short time. Remember the Judiciary Committee hearings on drugs, Parrots nomination don't begin until the 14th of Oct over. So any judgments about Senator Tillis or Senator Lee? Not being in the job in two weeks is a bit premature. That's the Supreme Court debate. Let's talk about the stimulus deal. New York Times Reporting. Speaker Pelosi said that the president's positive Corona virus test could change the dynamic and produce a Nagre mint on additional pandemic relief. But a compromise remains elusive. The gist of it from Speaker Pelosi is that now the Republicans will take Corona virus more seriously. Well, where do we
The Reasons Behind Our Faulty Dietary Guidelines
"Hi, Brian, how's it going good Dylan Grades Swell. Thank you so much for making it onto our show. Absolutely exciting. So can you just tell our listeners late more about your background? Yeah. Well, actually lives nutrition twenty-five day for three years. I've been making a film I'm just all in I just read studies I watched lectures I go to conferences. My whole world is around finding out about health and I'm making film called food lies, which is all about that. It's trying to demystify nutrition nutrition super complicated right everyone has their own idea diet everyone someone who went vegan in loss late and someone did. The. They went carnivore they lost weight and they feel great houses even possible. So my big overarching goal is trying to get the average person to understand nutrition and eating and how to be health. Yeah. So I've been a reading about the documentary lies that you're working on and I think site were saying that you know the documentaries reading intended to cover the history of dietary. Guidelines the epidemic of chronic disease and obesity that followed from that on the new signs actually telling US humans what we should be eating and how to eat that food sustainable. Let let's unpack that actually one by one because I'm curious about what you mean actually when you talk about the history of dietary guidelines. Yeah. Well, there there's a long history there and actually I should say. I've been doing this longer than three years. I just spent three years full-time actually actually have background mechanical engineering and tech, but also had my own sort of health during my family I lost both my parents at eight thirty, thirty one to these chronic diseases from people eating the wrong diet, and this leads into dietary guidelines because we follow the dietary guidelines, our whole life they ate. The Food Pyramid we ate the low fat foods cooked food ourselves. We weren't going out to McDonald's we weren't. You know doing anything crazy. We were we were just making our own food and falling the guidelines and they slowly got just sicker as they aged and we kind of except that, right it's people like Oh. Yeah. It's like the dad body you know yeah, you're supposed to. Get a dad bought as you grow up, wait a second. That's that's not right. Actually you know and look myself in my twenties. I was getting that dad bod I didn't I have great health I was getting sick every once in a while I had just pudgy and now I'm ten years older thirty seven now and I'm in way better health than I was when I was twenty seven and it's because I went away from the dietary guidelines on way from the Food Pyramid and you know as the cliche goes you do the opposite and just to be clear like when when when you say food pyramid, that's something that was introduced by the Food and Drug Administration like what's sixty sixty seventy years ago? Yeah. Whilst Nineteen, seventy, seven, there was the original deter nineteen eighty. I. Think was a even more recent. Yeah. It started. Okay. So I will go into that. The actually history of it started around nineteen, fifty five with President Eisenhower had heart attack right? So this is the time when a lot of people smoking and a lot of these all these new vegetable oils are coming through diet like, Fried, foods and people are moving away from the national foods. You know they cook for themselves. So there's a lot going on in this time and yet he was like, Hey, what's going on why do I have heart disease and he had more heart attacks basic put together. The McGovern. Committee. Also in the in the nineteen sixties and seventies is one is all taking place and there was a guy named Ansel keys that was kind of tasked with figuring out what how does heart disease developed right and he looked any thought it was saturated fat and cholesterol is it that was his hypothesis and he did the famous seven countries study and there's a lot to that story. Some people turn a million times something have never heard of it but he basically looked at all these different countries in he cherry picked seven out of twenty two and showed this correlation where the. More, saturated fat cholesterol, the country eight, the more heart attacks died from and you know it, it's actually wasn't done well it it's correlation science not causation on he also cherry picked it and we look at all the countries he skips there was no direct correlation was all over the place and there was another guy named John Yetkin who had a competing theory that it was the sugar and the refined flour that was causing the problem and he was over in England and looking at all these different societies that just recently changed their diet than started adding a lot more. Sugar and flour and stuff like that, and they were getting sick. So that was his idea but he's won out eventually we came to these dietary guidelines like I said in seventy seven and nineteen eighty was food pyramid. Now it's called my plate, but it's all about the same and is kind of the same around the world and those guidelines to told us to what like eat more grains and less meat dairy or what was it exactly the Food Pyramid people don't even remember the food. The whole base of the Food Pyramid is starches and grains. You know it's like e. Eight to eleven, servings of starches and grains, rice, and Pasta and bread, and all this stuff, and then it was fruits and vegetables in the next level and it was like whatever five to six servings of each and then we finally got to the the highly bioavailable nutrient animal foods up up near the top and in the very top were you know backed sugar and oil I guess we're the very top. So yeah, this is what they put out to the world. They basically put the world's on an experiment unproven low fat diet and they actually said, what's the worst that could happen? The world on the low fat diet and you know how can be bad fat Scott would be bad for you even though we've been eating fat for all of human history
Shopping for Health Care: How Consumer Can Use Purchasing Power to Get What They Need with Deb Gordon
"Welcome back to the outcomes rockets Sal Marquez here, and they have the privilege of hosting for the Second Time Miss Deb Gordon, she's spent her career trying to level the playing field for health care consumers haven't listened to the first podcasts with DAB. You've gotta go listen to it. It's all about the consumer and healthcare. She's all about you. She's all about your employees and how you can get the most for your healthcare dollar. She's the author of the healthcare consumers manifesto how to get the most for your money based on research she conducted as a senior fellow. At the Harvard Kennedy, School Center for Business and government she's a former health insurance executive and health care CEO. She's an aspen. Institute health innovators fellow and an Eisenhower fellow, her research and commentaries have appeared in USA Today, the Harvard Business Review blog, and on network open. She holds a B A in bioethics from Brown University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and I'm excited to dive into her work again around the consumer's manifesto deb such a privilege to have you back on. Hey, saw. Thanks so for having me back. Yeah, absolutely. So you've been busy. I have been busy. That's true. I spent probably a year doing research for this book and another year writing a not exactly that split but I spend a good two years of my life producing this baby and it is exciting to come back and tell you about it because when we first met, I was just starting to think about it. I was just starting the research and listening to what consumers had to say. So I'm excited to be back to talk more about it the same here and so dab you know obviously. So listeners goal isn't a DEB's podcast. This you get a deeper appreciation about her time as an insurance executive and what has inspired her work and focus in the consumer sphere but a little bit about the book. Dab. You know what's the focus area? What are the takeaways at a high level? Sure. So I wrote the book mainly to expose the human side of healthcare costs like what is really going on for people when we go to the doctor or were phasing an insurance decision and we have to pay. For it and I was really taken with the fact that so many people of all walks of life come to me and say because I used to work health insurance they know I know something about it and they just say what should I do and you know the most extraordinary people who've accomplished so much in their lives walk into my office at the Kennedy School at Harvard and alike, what health insurance should I buy and I. It just dawned on me that if people like that need help and it's Legitimate that they do. It's very confusing and can be overwhelming like what chance is you know everyone else have of making sense of these decisions. So that's the motivation that I I brought into the book and then in doing my research for it, I heard story after story of consumer. So real people who are trying to get value for their healthcare dollars whether they use those kind of terms or not I say like shopping for healthcare is a thing we could do people don't use those words and they don't even. Know what I'm talking about. But you know I interviewed people about their experiences spending money on healthcare and what I learned is that although it feels really foreign to put that into shopping terms or you know we know how to buy things but we don't know how to shop around in healthcare and. It doesn't mean we're not able to. That's I think the biggest takeaway is that we do actually have more power than we might even realize and that the first step is to just ask the question, what if what, if I could get what I needed? What do I need? Why do I need this? Is there an alternative and just almost like re imagine ourselves as a customer when it comes to healthcare this is Dr is nervous and unhappy by the way, but it's not a slight against doctors. It's just you know what I think consumers need for whatever reason we need permission almost to think of ourselves as entitled to get value for our healthcare dollars.
"eisenhower" Discussed on Newt's World
"His own authority. As me as Marshall and this is I think a number of very understudied quarter were success Marshall both had a little book or people that he picked up all through the thirties that he wanted to. Make sure he promoted. He was a position to do so but in addition. Marshall retired. An entire generation of senior officers. And people don't realize that number of people who were well meaning that over the hill or didn't quite get. It couldn't move at the pace of modern warfare in these are personal friends of his knees known for twenty thirty years, and so he's creating the space for a much younger Gal guys in Howard arise because he is wiping out the generation above eisenhower. And says one of the great management achievements who's it so hard to do a big bureaucracy I think that is such a profound point and few people really realize how tough that might have been. I think Marshall was also brilliant in convening what was called the Louisiana maneuvers. Before the war and he got his military forces out there it was the largest military war game in the history of our country and. They took over the state of Louisiana literally doing an amphibious landings on the coast there and it went on for some time Eisenhower was chief of staff to the winning shot of that set of maneuvers and that was one of the things that cemented him in Marshall's mind. But really, I so agree with you, I think the George.
"eisenhower" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"On the road, the world has been picking. This is not a way of life at all. In any Kussin. Under the cloud of threatening warriors humanity hanging from crossfire. These brain google-approved defying the payroll. And Point. The prominent spring of Nineteen fifty. That's President Eisenhower in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, three, speaking to the American Society of newspaper. Editors. Now Susan. I. Is isn't how had gone from the horrors of the Second World War and the threats of Nazism and fascism, and then he and the world tumble into the potential horrors nuclear armageddon of the Cold War. So can you talk to us a little bit about sort of what what principles? Really animated him. During that period where he was president of the unit of the United States you how what did he do that really led him or most most overtly demonstrated his commitment to try to keep peace and avoid nuclear armageddon. Well. First of all, there are a number of factors there his first objective as president United States much as it was during the war was to bring unity of purpose to the United States of America We had already been in an unpopular war in Korea and I actually believed that small wars could get large and they if an enemy is losing, they will use everything in their arsenal, and so he did not believe that small interjections here there. And everywhere, would be in any way a productive for our national security. So he tried to unite the the United States and that idea It was a very very tense time within the country to the Soviet Union was making advances into eastern Europe China had become a communist country and so You know this was a key point. He also believed that the unity of our country by the way is the national security issue. And I still say that today I mean as as I said it. This disunity would be a welcome sight for an alert enemy. and I think that that phrase is is APP today as as it was then. the other principals he brought to this was, of course, we mentioned it before expert opinion, and he had a really an excellent relationship with the scientific community. And in a second term, he actually restructures the government so that he has person to person access to Nobel laureates and other great scientists who reported directly to the president of the United States. and then. I think the other? Principle, which is a rather novel in today's Environment Is this no personalities question We were deeply divided internally during the McCarthy period. And Eisenhower actually managed to avoid over the course of a year and a half ever mentioning. Senator McCarthy's name because he did not want to give Senator McCarthy the publicity value of ending up in a debate with the president united. States he didn't think that Senator McCarthy should rise to that level. so Behind the scenes strategy that actually successfully. Finally Eliminating Senator McCarthy's influence and just one other thing to remember here is that he knew the president added States has no authority to censure a renegade senator that that would have to be done by the senators themselves. So he worked behind the scenes to finally bring the majority To the recognition that senator McCarthy had to be censored. So I'm really glad that you mentioned this and turn to you on this because this this the concept of the driving concept of unity of purpose. Is Through and through in your book in terms of how Eisenhower. Viewed the purpose of his life quite frankly and and his desire to contribute to American unity and at the same time. I mean the McCarthy example shows one of the many ways that America. Actually was quite deeply divided I want to explore some of those ways over the next couple of minutes but Jack just just your thoughts on what Susan said about either McCarthy Eisenhower's. Deep drive to contribute or preserve the unity of purpose in America. Well. Privately he remarked of McCarthy. I just don't want to get into a pissing contest with that skunk. and. You know he was he was roundly criticized for being basically not even saying the name of Senator McCarthy and people felt thin and historian subsequently that he should have come out stronger and earlier and not just waited from her carseat to destroy himself. But McCarthy did and how ironically it was by taking on the army it was when McCarthy began to. You know open his hearings into the army into the scandal that Roy cones friend was not treated well by the army. Eisenhower I think must have known he had. That McCarthy democracy was. was on the way out because. People had high regard for the for the services and and then, and then when McCarthy appealed to defend himself against the charges that he had interfered in the cone tried to interfere to make things better for the young man they were favoring recruit McCarthy. tried to subpoena documents from the Eisenhower Administration and the president said, no, I'm not giving them anything. SLAZENGER that historian said, this was the most brazen assertion of executive privilege in the history of the Republic I'm not giving Congress anything. Sorry. Private conversations documents. You're not gonNA, get any of it, and of course it it seemed totally unprecedented then and was certainly in a good cause. Of course, it's been since eclipsed by Mr Trump who wouldn't give congress anything. And partly impeached for that reason. But Susan, go ahead Susan. No I just kind of say back. Eisenhower. Strategy You know he's he's completely I thought he is completely correct i. mean there are historians who think he handled it the right way which was containment. surely without confrontation but Harry Truman and dean. Aitchison is Secretary State had confronted McCarthy and it only made McCarthy more powerful. So ice objectives were to use the bully. Pulpit to talk about the principles of American free speech and then behind the scenes, persuade the people who actually had power over McCarthy to censure him and to discredit. McCarthy's words don't forget that You know this is the president's Party and They actually supported McCarthy So this is actually a very. Delicate undertaking and I think it's going to remain a subject of great fascination for many years to come, and in fact, in in reading some reviews and responses to your book Susan. I I see people pointing out that Eisenhower did not come through this entirely unscathed, right? I mean to the point of this being his own party folks are pointing out how there was a time I think it was in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, two where he were President Eisenhower's GonNa get was giving a speech in Milwaukee and decided to not include a paragraph celebrating General George Marshall right who had been Eisenhower's mentor PAID THE PRICE FOR THAT Well because because. You know this is not just remember this is a fascinating period for.
"eisenhower" Discussed on This American President
"Into a school into a state to enforce federal laws. That's that's unheard of today. Could you imagine if trump said, hey, I'm sending the one on one to Portland. Happen I mean while we already know it's not good. It's unbelievable how how these things go and you can agree with trump or not agree with trump doesn't matter to me, but it was a different time. The accomplishments that you can list are. Enormous there there was also to I'm there's lots to fail failures that happened along the way or the biggest thing is, is you have to remember the idea that we can compromise to work together to get something done at accomplished is the most important. And we were able to do that under the Eisenhower Administration I say we as the American people were able to do that. We had one of the best economies in the history of our country continue to grow technology expanded people started getting TV's in their house like a big deal now, but that's a huge back. Them cars were coming more relevant valuable. Yeah. The Second Industrial Revolution and all of a sudden you have. A continuation of Eisenhower's policies under the next under the Kennedy. Administration or you have more movements. The horizon is as back to you have more NASA and then the other things that have happened A. Some of that was part of our policy as well but also at the same time. So that was not we. Ask that question then I'm happy to answer the. Best Magog. Sure. Yeah. Now, one thing I want to ask also is and I've always been curious about this is when you are part of a family that is as prominent as the Eisenhower family. When you're growing up, when does the talk happened? When does the talk happen where it's like? You know your your great grandfather was the leader of the free world at one point was most important person on earth and also that's not normal like not hit because you know when you're growing up your world is your world and you just assume that at least when I was growing up. You know I just assume well, this is the way all families are right but. At what age does that you know become aware do you become aware? You know wow. My great grandfather was a really big deal and this is a very unique special thing and my my my classmates, their great grandfather wasn't president of the United States how and how do you get aware? How do you understand that in a way that? You kind of have that self awareness of how special that is. I, don't think you have a really do having been honest. I. Am I am I believe that everybody's pretty much equal and it doesn't really matter to me one way or the other. The thing is it's not. It's not what you who you related to what you deal with what you're doing appeal to people. International were five. Oh One C. Three humanitarian world peace organization that does cultural exchange. We do things like HIV awareness and Tanzania for one hundred and fifty thousand at risk women and children. For HIV, we give them the same chapter we provide sewing machine so that they can learn a trade. So they don't have to do prostitution in other places we put it in water clean water. Hand washing stations, we do living library. So we can educate people we work in support all different types of things around the world to to try to make the world of place missing the fact that we did to also then travel to those places in meet the people that were helping. I mean that by itself is something. That's amazing. Because you realize for two seconds, it doesn't matter that my great grandfather was president is now what matters is what we're doing about or are doing today and today more than ever. We need to make sure we have civility in this world. We need to make sure that we're leaving a better place unfortunately for you and I. We've messed it up enough. We can only teach people how to fix it and try to fix it and every day you have an opportunity to do that every single day, you have an opportunity to make the world a better place. And not only your responsibility as a person as human being, but you need to make sure you're tolerant teach people. Tolerance is a good thing. Make sure that you're not only doing that but help people and you can could you imagine if everybody in the world that one act of kindness day? Seven billion acts of kindness if they did it for one hundred days, it would be seven hundred, billion acts of kindness if they did it for two hundred days, it'd be one point four, trillion of kindness. Do you think the world would be a better place? If we had a one point, four trillion acts of kindness over the next hundred days I think. So and that's that's the legacy that I was teaching is that we were we have a responsibility inherent responsibility especially being from this country to try to make the world a better place continue to work hard to strive to make a peaceful resolution. People say pieces impossible I say pieces is possible if you understand people and understanding people is understanding culture being tolerant. Understanding who they are, what they are what they need. And just acting way that's a manner that respects that I. think if you could do that, you can be friends with anybody if I can be friends with you, I can certainly promote peace through that. I it sounds like a lot of the values that President Eisenhower used in his leadership has influenced you in your approach in position with. Would say my mom has but. But but no, it's. Not Mutual exclusive, right But the thing is, is that if you stop for second stop for a second th, there's madness going on all around us right now where we're talking about what's happening in this country but we forget about the fact that there's one of the largest HIV. Problems going on in Tanzania. How does using that as an example because earlier United States get ten bucks, the Tanzania for HIV awareness. We might be able to help renegade that problem going on there we we get so bogged down in our own personal views as. This includes me by the way that we forget to take a step back and say you know what that could be that person's worst. They've ever had their whole entire life and we can work together to make that a better day for them. All you gotTa do sometimes is open the door. And that's it. It's really simple and if I can do that, you can do it. Everybody can do it. Walk walk on my own someone else's shoes while I'm never going to be able to do that unless I take time to understand where that or they're coming from. Right. Now my last question. So fairly or unfairly, presidents are often remembered for a specific thing. Lincoln civil war. Washington father. country. What do you think Eisenhower would like to have been remembered for. Him. Golf Golf Golf. I know nosy thing is is that you got to remember an administration he gave credit to everybody else He wasn't that type of person. I think history history is being rewritten and written more about him is realizing especially as the documents have been Opening up of the classified documents. That he was, he was like duck. Duck in the water, it was able to absolutely one hundred percent. Stay calm have come front but at the same time. There was a whole entire world. That was. That was. On fire dislike today you know. He was able to contain communism is able to balance the budget. Those are all things that that people will remind him of that people will remember him by, but I honestly think that if you asked him directly, he would say I want to be remembered for being grant great grandfather and a great husband and someone that was able to pull himself up from Abilene Kansas and.
"eisenhower" Discussed on This American President
"That today even as kind of interesting. But in all fairness, she is in the World Golf Hall of fame. So I mean so yes, he didn't he didn't play golf. But the thing is is that you have to remember is that. When he left office, he was number he was ranked number twenty. Or so roughly. Thirty president. So he was ringing very low as one of the worst presidents ever to lead to leave the country which is and I'm not saying this just because you're as grand grandson a grandson, but it's pretty ridiculous that he was ranked that low I mean. But anyways but it'd be remember that nobody really understood what was going on because he was playing off and having meetings and working through working through. Everybody working through every other aspect of things one time he said don't worry about. McCarthy. because. He's going to hang himself in a year later. He did. You know he knew what was going on. He knew the aspects of things because he was calculated thought about new was where where people were going it was a student of history and that plays a major role. The Eisenhower Administration is is very unique in shaping American of the American ability of superpower unquote. I. Hate that term because we're not a superpower, we are a very powerful country. Yes but. Again, degrade other anyways as different conversation again, different our but the importance is that. At the time during the Cold War, we had a huge problem. So we had. One, we had the of Communism Socialism, the of the gross expansion of. Radical radical oppression and I don't mean that in a negative way But that's what it was. You have Poland being taken back over you have able not giving up countries have invasions. Through Western, Europe to certain points where there were battle lines drawn just not executed. You have the wars all back. And then, and then you know you have you have NATO. So think about that for just a second. Today, we still we still have some of those same problems. The players are a little different, but the ideas are still the same instead of calling it a Cold War we call it a cyber war. We call it something else but there are still tension that goes on this stems all way back all the way back. To One. In War and China becoming a superpower is part of world war. Two in the aftermath of what happened with vacuum power with Russia collapsing the Soviet. Union, collapsing into what it currently is. Very fascinating when you take a holistic look, right right. One thing that that's fascinating to me I, mean. Every few years there's always some sort of confrontation with another country of some sort and people always talk about this specter of you know tensions with North, Korea ratcheting up and. You. Know we we worried about their nuclear capability and it happens every now and then. and. They're all these fears that, oh, the president's provoking this and that, and you look at the Eisenhower years and here is a president that was not afraid to walk to the brink right to the brink. And it's funny because. When people talk about a current president and there's been going on for more than you know the last four years has been going on for a while but whenever there's a Crisis People talk about Oh this president they're bringing us into war and all that and Eisenhower has this reputation for being this wise president and and a a very much earned reputation and yet he was willing. To risk more than all the rest of these guys so. You know how? What made him willing to do that and I, think what what can we learn about how presidents handle crises from what he did That's a great question thinking about it think about it this way when you're in World War Two and you're going through in your conquering back you're up in, you're seeing cities at ninety percent ninety, five, percent Warsaw for example, ninety, five percent destruction, your liberating concentration camps where millions of people were killed coming across those things you already seen the worst of humanity has to offer. And the fact that Truman did drop not one but two atomic weapons nearly only person do that history. the rest of the world should have feared us at that point in time. We, Russia. You know we know that that that China did we know that we we understood that but the reality is, is that it was a real threat to us as well whenever you're talking about the Bay of Pigs, you're talking about the Cuban missile crisis you're talking about in May nineteen sixty, the youtube spy plane being shot down all of these things play a major role. Dulles says that we threatened a threatened North Korea in China. They didn't knock off their their expansion that we would. We would sooner than nuclear weapons I, mean these are all things that people talk about. This is that you know Ron Reagan said a to, but you have peace through strength. That's what some people say. But at the same time he was doing that. It was making sure that we as Americans not just Americans but also Europeans and also Latin. Americans and other people around the world or safe. He talked about peace talked about atoms for peace. You know you're talking about the. Know you're talking about speeches where he says that every every bomb made every made every Warship launched is essentially a theft of people that are poverty that need food. So you have different different messages going on one hand you're preaching a I will do this if I have to but don't force me because I, want to do this over here. I'm a peaceful man I want I've seen the worst manfred not odor looks like, but we can do better together and that's the thing that people forget people to People International. For example, the organization I worked for was started in Nineteen fifty-six in the department the idea that you and I-. Whoever's listening to this podcast have the ability to sit down and reason with each other and take government out of it. Always, have an agenda governments victors of warming. While people do not. So it's something to consider something to remember is that once you break down those walls, those stereotypes, those types of things Very quickly you become friends. In one thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, two, we were sending people into. occupied. In we we still to this day go to Cuba we've been invited to North Korea. We spent time with the go down the list of places that were in I was in the Gaza Strip last year in November whenever they launched the day after I left there, they launched a hundred rockets into into into Jerusalem I mean my mom's been embalming. These are things that we're fighting against because the tyranny of people instead of understanding things were choosing to take the opposite route, right? Right Sir. Our was, yes. I remember one time I think if if I'm not mistaken. He threatened cruised off putting back on the military uniform in leading forces into Russia. Was a conversation they actually had so yeah. No easy. It wasn't.
"eisenhower" Discussed on This American President
"Get across the country that's not very fast mobilization. If we're invaded on one side of the other. That's a huge problem. So Nixon in Nineteen forty-six Ike suffered a massive heart attack. And for the reason, I, think that some of the stuff you covered other podcast lot's of pressure going on that was behind the scenes. But it was kind of interesting because it was it was actually Vice President Nixon at the time that had all the governors in town for the Council of Governors and convinced them that it was important to have their congressmen and senators vote for Bill. That's so Nixon played a major role in some of the policies that happened on the Eisenhower administration not to mention the fact that whenever Nixon later on became president we opened China to us he ended the Vietnam. War It was actually the last president that bell budget anybody can argue with me with that but I can show you the numbers. But it is actually what ended up happening. The relationship was was it was interesting Dive the dynamics were interesting but I think at the were very good friends very close. Close enough for David Mary. Maya Angelou. The seventy. So that was pretty interesting whenever you go down those paths and see where things go. Right absolutely I think it makes such a fascinating contrast. You have the hero of World War Two, and then you have the young up and coming. Controversial senator who has quite a track record of I mean he was an attack dog that's the phrase that use. And one thing. People talk about how how Nixon was. The first kind of modern vice president who had significant responsibilities so much that he was debating Khrushchev and yet they don't give the credit to Eisenhower for being the first modern presidents really empower president. Well, there's Eisenhower's administration was the president I mean there's lots of things on the list at some point in time fuel a but the accomplishments that happened on the is how Eisenhower Administration are pretty remarkable. We still today and Nixon had a major role. Nation was absolutely doing things like debating Khrushchev was absolutely involved in the politics and policies that were going on one hundred percent. I once watched a documentary on Nixon and it talked about the famous slash infamous checkers speech. And there the point was that the narrator had made was that it was almost as if so the assumption was that Nixon would step down from the ticket but he took the decision out of anyone's hands including Eisenhower's and ask the the you know the viewers to telegram, write letters to the Republican Party to keep him on the ticket, and it's this example of Nixon being shrewd is that true from what you've heard and how did that all factor into their relationship? So when I was in. High School. I did a report on him. because. I figured it would be pretty easy to do, and actually it was actually very hard to do. You know my my aunt was was helpful. But for the most part, it was one of those things where. You have to understand the man's dynamics and understanding who he is in words from. President Nixon was a man with rate emission but more importantly as he was very good at what he was doing and very, very, very smart always probably always smartest guy into room. When he was in high school, he was the president of his is. School what is that called was ordered looking for? A high school. Student Body so high school, he was a president of the student body. When he was in college, he was President of Student Body. When he wants to do coach, he was the president of the student body. When you went to glow, he was the president of the student body. The man only succeeded at what he did and there's a reason for them. When you calculate, you think through things you don't get to where you were at that age unless you're very good at what you do and that speaks is just a great example of someone that wanted to be on the ticket understood that this was a historic historical moment we were in the middle of one of the biggest. non-battle battles that we've ever been in we're talking the difference between fighting, for freedom. Fighting for a republic fighting for democracy type aspect of life and fighting four communists and the idea of socialism in that, the government can tell you how you should spend your money in. Do what you're doing what job that is what was actually going on in Russia the fact that Stalin killed more people than Hillary did is something that was no. We forget. We forget communism is one of the things the leading causes of death of any political movement in the history of the world I know show view is that is factual. And you know that that's what we were at the actual definition of what we have been fighting against since that time and even today we still fight against it. I, mean we pretend like we do. But he is the the idea that we as as people have Neyla Borad's. That the government cannot tell us that we are free. We are free automatically, and then you have a group of people that are oppressing those rights one that are fighting to keep you free. Right. Why would you wanNA leave that situation especially with someone like crucial in office because you got to remember the other time Khrushchev. So on a Crusade of of righteousness as well because whenever you you're in the other side taking the other point of view is that you're trying to ensure that people have equal equality. In you're making sure that you have that the problem with socialism and communism might. Is. Throughout history of a very few very few people. End Up with the. Marxist communism is great on paper but once you implemented someone has implemented and that person has the power. That's. Right. The cult of personality and so on. Insert. Surely the thing is is of everybody was equal and everybody was saying and everybody thought the same way it would work. Fine. The problem is is that there's always one that doesn't think the same way, right? And Center mass, right? Exactly. An impression happens. Anyway. That's a different conversation for different Hampshire Sir. Sir Well, but those issues were obviously what was going on that that forms what Eisenhower was trying to do and was the Cold War. Consensus was that this is what we had to stop. And it's fascinating because Truman he comes into office. End of World War Two, and then the Cold War is this brand new war and Eisenhower was really the first president that. Had to deal with the Cold War right from the start of his administration. So he is. People. Detaches Book President Creation Really could apply to that whole era including Eisenhower and of course him in and Truman I think were such a big part of what they were doing was creating us leadership in that effort. and. So in what ways do you think Eisenhower, was really a a different version of containment from his predecessor. How did he change the paradigm of that especially since he had the solarium meetings and everything Well. See. The interesting thing about the is administration is number one. If you think about it by itself you think about. When he left office, he was considered the moral compass of the of the country right He was considered a do nothing president. Apparently, they play more golf. Than that, he spent time in office right now. How many did we hear.
"eisenhower" Discussed on This American President
"Then said, well, why don't you switch your Mo has to quartermaster. Switched over, he started as a tank commander went to infantry. Then moved over into quartermaster went command school ended up. Placing first clashed in both both aspects of and then went back into infantry again, and so it's it's kind of interesting when you talk about our careers and how we have to do things in shift and shape. It's no different from a farm kid from Abilene Kansas. Right now, what do you think about Eisenhower's background and his family life? How did that influence his leadership style throughout his career? So midwesterners just in general. I always say that we are. We are measured people. We we tend to be very thoughtful whenever we do think sometimes we have temporarily he surely had a temper There's no doubt about that. But for the most part I, think that that his background his his. His importance to education doing the right thing and making sure that you had the ideas and thought through things fully before you execute them I think was one of those things that that really shaved his career. You have patent saying you know we need to go all the way into Russia. You have you have. Montgomery. Sitting there saying Oh. Gosh I want to be the first night sitting there saying. We need to work together. This is how we do it. This is the plan. This is the measure. More to their during the day. He actually wrote a letter to my great grandmother saying that you know if anything goes wrong, it is my fault. It takes all responsibility. Takes. Everything off everybody else. It in fact, it was it was. It was actually. Signed wrong. The date was wrong because he had so much pressure going Montreal and eventually. On June fifth. June six have happened and it was an absolute. Amazing amazing accomplishment when you think about it, but more importantly is that one of my favorite that he says is that. Plans me nothing but planning means everything and so the thought process of what will happen with this, what will have that effect that they made a fake harbor? Out of boats and pontoons, all of these things that you could get supplies into France all of those things played a major role. All of that stuff stems from not only understanding what fair values are having empathy understanding what what the next step would be I think that carried over into his presidency as well. Right now when you look at World War Two, you you you read about, Patton, you read about Macarthur and all the great military figures of that time Bradley I mean, you know the list goes on the class that the stars fell on and as they say and yet it was Eisenhower and of course, we have to say General Marshall and it was Eisenhower who became the president among all of them. What about him was was different from all the rest. That's a great question. I don't think I've ever been asked that question before. The truth is, is that besides Bradley think about the Egos and the sense of I'm a warrior I am important that went on during World War Two you have. Everything that was happening in the jetties front. Where no matter what was happening I? I. Was the one that was important. Anchors called of the damn aid ever. but never given the credit of what what he was able to do his strategies when the war started in one, thousand, nine, thirty, nine, I was Carl. You know by nineteen forty one he was to star actually planning out what was going to happen in. Japan? And then was moved into the front, the the European data, which is interesting. All of those things happen by themselves not because I was the guy going out and battlefield but because he was the guy that was thinking through what would happen if something else happened to be honest with you as exactly what you're doing? But it really is it goes back to your thought process how you're learning through things. One thing is, is that one of his first assignments every less less left-wing account Kinda like Ole tes. which was the last person to replace. Ronald, he actually became a coach. For his local is local base. For football I mean all of this stuff has do a strategy. Everybody was understood that he had the ability to think through the problems all the way through again, coming back to the presidency does follow him all the way through where it was able to do that. In addition to that, you believe that it didn't matter got credited songs the job got done and we talk about that all the time in hyperbole. But the truth is that that's how you get successful in life in general is that you don't care about where the credit goes. You just care if the job gets done and being a leader is making sure other people feel. And people are respected and most importantly, and this is something we forget today is being her. Because as much as we think about our own goes, it doesn't matter being in a leadership position as long as you. If you have people that that here you in you're hearing them you may not agree with what was the decision has but at least you've been heard, your point has been made and then the next step can be taken. Right, and I think that that's one of those qualities that as far as what you just said, not wanting the credit but wanting the job. Then that's one of those qualities that people want in a leader but aren't guaranteed in a leader because so many people in politics want the credit. And to be honest with you. Again, if he wasn't from Kansas I, don't think he would have had the same same type of thought process. is a different world there you know back then especially in Kansas, very humble background he knows he knows that people need to be heard. This is where this is roots in. Oh, his mother was was was very religious. It was taught to the most important thing is that he really believed that everybody opinion mattered we as individuals can accomplish some things but us as a group can accomplish great things. Right and one thing interesting about Eisenhower you have a a a figure who was who had worked and collaborated with just incredible figures of that time mentioned you know MacArthur. Mentioned Marshall, and also with other presidents, you know getting to know I mean it was FDR who put him that the task of? And then Truman and Kennedy Nixon what were those relationships like and I. AM. Very. Curious about your take on his relationship with Nixon. There's been so much written about that and for you it's it's for your family. It's a matter of family since Eisenhower Nixon families are married are related through marriage so So, so So take almost got replaced President Nixon almost got replace as vice president during during the first term but. I decided not to, and for whatever reason there is own, it doesn't matter. But. Over the time over over the time that I was in office as united. States. Vice President Nixon at the time was an incredible instrument of getting things done whenever I was for example in the hospital. You know at Walter, Reed having heart attack in nineteen fifty five was the first time. They tried to pass the interstate highway act right and fence. which is our national highway system than we currently and failed availed the because they believed it was a states right issue a tenth amendment issue didn't matter. They voted the interstate commerce caused it was it was a state issue stays problem which at that time it took fourteen days to.
"eisenhower" Discussed on This American President
"Our guest today is Merrill Eisenhower Atwater and I'm very excited to have him as our guest. We just did a series a two parter on President Eisenhower and Meryl is the great grandson of President Eisenhower, which is pretty pretty great that I. Think you're probably the first relative of a president we've ever interviewed on this podcast. So this is this is the first. And you're also the CEO of people to People International. So Merrill I just wanted to thank you for joining us and just sharing your insights. Thank you for having me. It's actually an honor to be on this. PODCAST. This is one of my first podcast over on to be honest with you so. Fun Okay Wonderful. Yes. So First of all. You. Know it was great to study your great grandfather and learn about his background. Obviously, we focused on him as a president during the Cold War but also. I really liked the idea of having relatives of a president just because it's a reminder that well, presidents are people too. They have families like everyone else they you know go through life just like everyone else so. You Know I. Guess You probably have heard a lot of stories growing up and about President Eisenhower's background and one of my favorite quotes of his is the quote where he says we were poor family but the glory of it was that we didn't the glory of America's that we didn't know about it. So what can you tell me about about Eisenhower's just his family background and things that you've heard growing up. Absolutely. Absolutely. So you know we were just talking about going down I seventy. You actually pass the presidential library out there in the middle of Kansas and Abilene the thing is, is that you gotta remember when Eisenhower was born. So it when he was born was ninety. Spent most of almost all except for three years of his childhood. Abilene Kansas, which is a unique situation by itself Whenever he was younger. You add things like the Great Depression you had. You know the dust bowl but a lot of that stuff happened after he left his house. Thing is back. Then rail was king cattle was king. Out in the West and things were a little bit different is dad worked on the rail. Rail Company and also worked at Creamery. Is Mom was a stay at home mom the interesting thing about Ida Eisenhower his mother is that she actually came all the way from Virginia all the way across the country by yourself. To Kansas where he went to Compton and actually ended up getting a degree. Which is unusual college degree in fact, which is extremely. Rare for women especially at that age, but you know just to be. By herself having no other support doing herself is pretty phenomenal. David in there and when you're talking about poor, there's a saying that we say in Kansas that person was from the wrong side of the tracks in literally there's eight track in the middle of our lane that divides the poor side with the wealthy side and it is An Ashley Visible Light? When he was growing up, he used to do audited jobs throughout his high school in an earlier time everything from Clinton Gardens to sell a extra food at the downtown to to make ends meet to feeding his mother used to make it. You know seven loaves breads twice a week. In order to to feed all the kids in addition to that Wrong. Side of the tracks also meant a lot of discrimination because you were poor and it was interesting because. Place called the Stele Mansion out there where he wasn't even allowed to own the porch because he was so poor. And it was it was kind of interesting to see and learn about that as I was growing up as well But really back then when you're talking about why it's so unique and different mid the mid Western values especially back then. And even today is a little different than the rest of the. Country things are a little slower out here. We take our time. We'll get things done. Our words are bombed in. UH, there's not a lot of time forty that happens but the most important things is the values that are still by. By his mother, really not his father's father was working on the rail which means all over the country back and forth years line. That the his mother actually is by far one of the greatest unwritten women in history and facts One time nineteen forty-five. She was she somehow got the mother of the Year award by this group of people that that did that and she said, are you how you know how are you? So you know impressed with your son and she goes which want because they all ended up being you know multimillionaires or they end up being very successful in their fields with..
"eisenhower" Discussed on Trent365
"The Eisenhower principle as you might imagine, was developed by former President Dwight D Eisenhower as a way to prioritize, he's decision making, and what he did was divide things into four buckets, based on a Matrix of urgent and important, and so what he would do save something was urgent and important that to be done now because urgent, and because it's important, it should be done probably you if something was urgent, but not important that it still had to be done gone now, but that is something that you can delegate this someone else. She didn't necessarily have to. To do it yourself if something was important, but not so urgent, then that's something that would be done by you potentially, but you can schedule that later on daren't have to do it today. And if something was not urgent and not important just to get done at all, comes off the lease, so as a way of prioritizing your task list I'm a big fan of just making a list of all the things I've got to do. But taking the next step and putting into one of those four buckets based on the Eisenhower Matrix of important versus origin. I think that's actually a pretty smart way to get stuff dumb, because I think subconsciously probably a lot of times we do that anyway, but if you have a structured system and process where you put everything in one of those four buckets then I think it's actually probably a much more efficient to get stuff done or put a link to the Eisenhower Matrix Communist blow something I've actually never heard of to be honest, but I just found out about it today, so I thought I'd share it with you. That is for today. I. Do thank you for your time and we'll be back again tomorrow..
"eisenhower" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"Any other Republican. Hopeful you -ssume that he would win his party's nomination and campaign against incumbent democratic. President Harry Truman, but taft had it all wrong. I President Truman was eligible for another term, but he didn't want it in November. Truman told his inner circle that he would not stand for reelection. Truman's presidency had battled several scandals and gotten entangled in an unpopular war in Korea. He probably couldn't win another election and he knew it, but the president swore his staff to secrecy in hopes that he would have time to find a strong candidate to run in his stead. Second. It was not a certainty that taft would get the Republican nomination. While Taft had lined up many party delegates in his corner, he still had to win several primary elections as one of his friends pointed out to him. You're the King Bob, but I the ACE, as far as getting votes is concerned. Over eight hundred citizens for Eisenhower clubs across the nation proved statement. This grassroots movement organized rallies calling for Ike to enter the presidential race. They didn't have the backing of the Republican Party and their candidate was still in Europe but the citizens for Eisenhower Movement got the attention of Party leaders like Thomas Dewey Henry Cabot Lodge and her Brownell. Do we send ice. Old Friend Lucius Clay to talk with. Klay pointed to the grassroots. Campaign is only one of the many reasons that Ike should resign his post in Europe and run for office. I began to warm to the idea, though he made it clear to Klay and others that he wouldn't be a puppet for Republican leadership. If Ike was going to enter politics, you would be on his own terms and for the good of the country. In December nineteen, forty, one I to his brother about his dilemma, the general stated what bothers me is that if I criticize what is now being done or not being done by governmental officials? I'm forced, asked myself. What am I doing about it? What do I intend doing about? A month later I answered his own questions in January. Nineteen fifty two eisenhower released a statement that while he could not currently come home to campaign. He would accept the Republican. Party nomination if voters offered it.
"eisenhower" Discussed on This American President
"Have to face. Eisenhower didn't have one huge crisis that allowed him to make his mark the way. The depression gave FDR implement his new deal policies. I think that adjusting one's evaluation for context is critical to evaluating presidents. So the question is less what. The thing that he accomplished and more, how did he handle the challenges that he faced? Throughout his presidency, Eisenhower was faced with multiple crises. That Risk Nuclear War American credibility. Think of the list. Korea Taiwan. The sewage canal Iran. Guatemala Vietnam Lebanon Hungary and the U2 incident. Several Times Eisenhower was willing to go to the brink of nuclear war. There's a fair debate about the risks Eisenhower. It was willing to take whether he should have been willing to risk so much. But again it's hard to argue with the results. Under Eisenhower America kept the peace and maintained its strategic advantage, just as Eisenhower had intended. He worked hard to maintain stability in the Cold War world of delicate balance in the age of nuclear missiles. Like few presidents before him, he walked a tightrope. But his emphasis on balance paid off. One of his great achievements was to reduce the budget deficit while protecting America. Eisenhower reduced defense spending as a percentage of total spending from seventy percent of the total budget in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, fifty one percent in nineteen, sixty one. And yet according to historian, John Lewis Gaddis quote. These cuts produced no net reduction in American military strength relative to that of the Soviet Union, if anything United States was in a stronger position vis-a-vis its major competitor at the end of Eisenhower's term than it was at the beginning. Eisenhower even ended up signing three balanced budgets feet, not duplicated until the Nineteen Ninety S. Eisenhower was a man who knew what he was doing on. The world stage here remained calm during crises refrained from overreaction, and he acted decisively when he had to. He succeeded in leveraging unpredictability, intervening in some areas and not intervening and others. He was willing to gamble with the highest stakes, and throughout all that time he never showed his hand. It still doesn't seem clear. Whether Eisenhower was really willing to make good on his threats to use the bomb. His son who served in the White House during his presidency, said quote I never knew dad would have used nuclear weapons. He would never say. His aides including. General Andrew Goodpaster and his brother Milton disagree on whether Eisenhower was bluffing. All of this is a sign of a master Brinkman. On the whole, it seems that he made the right choices and achieve the outcomes that he had wanted. He did maintain America's commitments, Vietnam, his decision to not intervene with ground troops was a wise one as it gave America a much needed respite from war. After. He ended the Korean War. America only suffered. One has realty in combat during the. Eisenhower, administration despite facing multiple dangerous confrontations. Meanwhile he got China to back down over Taiwan twice while affirming our movement to Taipei. In Eisenhower's words quote. The United States never lost a soldier or foot of grounded my administration by God. It didn't happen. I'll tell you that. Of course he was not perfect. Perhaps he misjudged American reaction to. Like Sputnik. But he did so with good intentions, remaining even Keel in times of panic. Ultimately as I said before, it's hard to argue with results. Eisenhower set out with the goal of strengthening America for a long term struggle in the most cost effective way possible. He felt that the best way was to keep spending low rely heavily on nuclear weapons. Maintain the peace and give Americans the space. They needed to prosper to build a foundation needed to stain the effort against the Soviet Union. Eisenhower largely succeeded in these goals. And the American people were better off for it. Unemployment and inflation remained low personal income increased by forty five percent. Americans were buying homes, cars and TV's. When he headed off power to President Kennedy. The nation was stronger and better prepared to bear the burden as leader of the free world. Dwight D Eisenhower was more than a transitional figure. He was probably the last president of his kind a military hero up of politics. He was a great American warrior who having fought history's worst score dedicated his life. His story reminds us. That leadership isn't just about glory. It isn't just about image. It's also about the quiet determination to get things done regardless.
"eisenhower" Discussed on This American President
"Own! White the Eisenhower was a man of humble beginnings? He was born in eighteen ninety in Denison Texas. The third of seven boys his father owned a store when it failed, he later worked on the railroads as mechanic and then at a creamery. His mother was a Mennonite and later a Jehovah's witness she was also an avowed pacifist, Ironic, considering her son Dwight's future career path. The, Eisenhower soon moved to Abilene. Kansas young white had an idyllic childhood. He worked hard at his. But he also enjoyed the outdoors. You'd go hunting and fishing for hours like his predecessor Harry Truman. He became an avid reader especially on military history something that would serve him well throughout his career. Of His. Childhood, Eisenhower would later write quote. I have found out in later years. We were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then. Eisenhower's family lived frugally when his father's general store failed, the family was forced to tighten their belts that lesson. The importance of living within ones means stuck eisenhower for his entire career as we will see. This lead Ike to consider going to either the Naval Academy or West Point, since both offered free college degrees. He was beyond the age limit for the Naval Academy. So in nineteen eleven. He became a student at West Point. At West Point Eisenhower was an average student, but he did well in sports, playing for the Varsity football team and taking up fencing and gymnastics. After graduating in Nineteen fifteen, he married a woman. They me doubt. Soon America entered World War One, and like many young men of his day Eisenhower hoped to get in on the action overseas, but he would end up being disappointed. Instead, he was given assignments in the United States. He was stuck training tank crews that never even saw combat. He never got to fight abroad during the war, which left him feeling bitter and depressed. Throughout the next couple of decades, Eisenhower worked, either with or for many of the men who would emerge as the top military figures of World War Two. He collaborated with George Patton on new ideas for tank warfare ideas. That were way ahead of their time. He served under General Fox Connor. Who has an intellectual mentor to him? Through Connor I studied Clausewitz and other military classics. By then Eisenhower was a serious student and had come into his own intellectually. From nineteen, twenty five to twenty six, he attended the command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth and graduated first in his class of two hundred forty five officers. Eisenhower later worked as General Douglas Macarthur's military aid in the Philippines that experience taught him two things. First how to handle relations with foreign ally and second how to handle the man with as massive and ego is General Macarthur. When. America entered World War Two in nineteen, forty, one general George Marshall Hired Eisenhower, as a war planner, Marshall had an eye for talent and realize that Eisenhower was one of the best. Many had maybe the best. Thus began Eisenhower's meteoric rise within a year. He was running the allied operation in North Africa, his success. They're impressed president. D Roosevelt. The military began planning for the critical invasion of France to liberate the European continent from Hitler's rule. Many observers believed that Roosevelt would put Marshall. In charge of the invasion, an FDR knew that whoever would lead that invasion if successful would be remembered as the great American military hero of World War Two. He Felt Marshall. Deserve the honor and recognition, but he also wanted Marshall by his side. And Roosevelt knew that Eisenhower had considerable skill in military planning in maintaining coalitions. By December nineteen, forty-three FDR had decided that Eisenhower would command the invasion known as D Day. Eisenhower would now be leading the largest seaborne invasion in world history involving over two million men. The president announced the decision in a fireside chat in December of Nineteen forty-three. The commander selected leave the combined effect. From these points. Is General Dwight, D Eisenhower. Is Performances in Africa. In Sicily and Italy. Been Brilliant. He knows my practical successful experience the way to coordinate. Sea and land power. All, of these, we'll be under his control. The world's hopes for defeating Hitler rested on Eisenhower Shoulders. He's back to his men just before the invasion began on June sixth nineteen, forty four..
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"Eisenhower is our hearts by an accident is reported in bound at York road there's a car in the ditch nothing else delaying you out their traffic flowing freely on this day after Christmas the forecast from the WGN's center here is my camera Nick we've got another incredible warm day on tap for Chicago if you like yesterday you're gonna love today it's going to be even warmer filtered sunshine but there will be some cloudy stretches from time to time record shattering war defective already broken the record for today the record high which was fifty five it will break it again later on today when we reach sixty four degrees here in Chicago in late December mostly cloudy tonight turning cooler it's coming to an end at least briefly here I could be a rain shower or drizzle or some drizzle across the south suburbs later this evening blow by morning down to thirty two tomorrow partly to mostly cloudy cooler forty two for the high here comes a storm of the weekend but it looks like mainly rain for us cloudy mild and Saturday rain late in the day high fifty three heavy rain possible Saturday night continued mild on Sunday with showers maybe even a thunderstorm on Sunday high fifty four and in winter returns next week cloudy windy much colder on Monday casual snow showers are flurries Monday's high only thirty two from the WGN weather center I'm meteorologist mechanic well the official high temperature for Chicago on Christmas day was fifty seven degrees making it the second warmest Christmas in Chicago weather history this is amazing because I'm from Brazil so I don't like this cold weather so this is awesome we're enjoying the town and we're going to the theater tempted expected to be in the fifties like Mike said a cooling a bit over the weekend experts indicate that two dates expected to be the worst most crowded day to travel by air A. B. C.'s Chuck Sivert sin if you've already encountered a lot of airport congestion and delays this Christmas Hanukkah holiday week the organization airlines for America estimates that volumes expected to pick up again today following the Christmas Eve Christmas Lowell with two point nine million estimated to fly today and tomorrow U. S. airlines flight two point four million on an ordinary travel day the family celebrating early Christmas morning in their apartments in thirty five hundred block of south Washtenaw there was a gunshot may exclude Christmas presents a family with eating gathering talking at the table all of a sudden a project out came to one of the counts eight the baby community activist Andrew Holmes there speaking for the family seven year old in critical condition at the hospital a thirty eight year old man at the party shot in the leg he's in stable condition police are still investigating thousands of people are kneeling in prayer in Indonesia's Aceh province at ceremonies marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami one of modern history's worst natural disasters only the tsunami killed about twenty two hundred thirty thousand people in a dozen countries as far away as East Africa on this day back in two thousand four as a solution army wrapped up its annual red bucket fundraising campaign a windfall from Springfield more from the regions Roger banish Illinois treasures office return nearly forty thousand dollars to the salvation army in Chicago when he comes from a program the office overseas that helps return unclaimed property or cash solution army money comes from the state of Amanda past way nineteen ninety nine the office has over three billion dollars still waiting to be claimed Roger matters WGN news well today's the first day of Kwanzaa do suddenly seem holding a corn the kick off event including cultural activities and a Kwanzaa ritual that starts at noon once the seven days to celebrate African culture and reconnecting with ancestral roots today the focus is on unity the celebration goes from the day after Christmas until January first in the division sports Stephen it and good morning while you were enjoying the holiday the white Sox were busy wrapping up another key addition the stock to reportedly reached agreement on a one year deal with veteran free agent at one end car now sealed the thirty six year old believe have a deal for twenty twenty for twelve million dollars with a club option for twenty twenty one and currency owners average thirty seven home runs the last eight seasons the white Sox become his six big league club nothing doing for the local teams on Christmas day there were five NBA games including both conference leaders losing Philadelphia found peace leader Milwaukee one twenty one one oh nine while the west leading Lakers dropped their fourth straight one eleven one oh six to the clippers the bulls host Atlanta Saturday the Blackhawks pick up the schedule tomorrow night when they host the New York Islanders seven o'clock here on WGN and the busy college bowl season gets busier with a couple of games today including the walk on independence bowl Louise zantac against Miami this afternoon we'll have a game for you at two thirty here on WGN the home of the Blackhawks the northwestern Wildcats and white Sox baseball Dave at it WGN sports your money until BGN Dow futures up thirty seven nasdaq futures up eleven S. and P. five hundred futures up five deal news reports big savings on clearance items some stores also advertising semi annual sales and bargains on electronics exercise equipment expect to be marked down for new year's fitness resolutions and of course look for big savings on holiday decorations the likely see sales for eighty percent of many holiday items it is fifty three degrees right now to hear fifty three midway ending Schomburg fifty four degrees on Chicago's lakefront heading up to a high of sixty four I'm Jim Sears on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN is the year end sale act mattress firm do a savings of six hundred dollars when you get a king bed for the perfect queen queen for twin get a free just will base we spend just four ninety nine don't miss our top by the sleeves memory foam queen mattress now just three ninety nine visit Matt from dot com or store near you to try your perfect bed today your body stretches for that matches firm of about four hundred plus Leicestershire to the blood out of which is pretty patient Robert all for sale something extraordinary has happened to Judy Sizemore's close it making it feel more like a closet an area that once because claustrophobia now has enough space to hold all the beauty striped boat neck sweaters and Judy size more has a lot of strength right now what is what.
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"The Eisenhower for personalized traffic on a man get the traffic Chicago app approved by the mortgage experts of team hot bird just search T. R. A. F. F. I. at Chicago time Clinton WGN traffic central and the forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center cloudy and cold today highs only in the forties for tonight scattered showers early then increasing and then when temperatures drop snow accumulation possible by morning a low in the twenties see they're going to sell the not me for for one evening for veterans day no diminishing in the afternoon but still some accumulation and temperatures falling only into the twenties we still have thirty nine it over here and also forty two at midway Gary Indiana forty five Chicago's lakefront forty two in a couple of audience members here pointed out that not only is today the anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund fitzgerald it's the fiftieth anniversary of Sesame Street thank you thank you thank I'm Dave Florida three times on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN dean time at three ten more time three times three dot com broadcasting live from three times on north road bearing in seven twenty what do man how great is that the best all right here although it does seem twenty two years the actual lyrics of that call instead of three times and then as we go bills not the deck the hall we have get the standing room only.
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"Eisenhower executive office building is his after one of the breakout meetings of the fiscal responsibility summit there was the jobs summit to climate change summit the global warming stomach the whatever the kaine worked in the fiscal responsibility summit or obama then spoke with participants about what they had learned i i'm not kidding folks we can go back to the archives the rush limbaugh dot com and reposted these things will i'm sure we've got pictures of these meetings tv shots obama silimo start with john mccain because you know he and i had some good debates about these issues during the campaign on on fiscal responsibility senator mccain what what is your who come up with what what are you learn thing this president thank you for doing this story was this echoed breakouts one area that i one mention that i think uh uh consumed a lot of our conversation on procurement it was issue of costoverruns in the defence your helicopter is now going to cost as much as air force one i don't think that there's any more uh graphic demonstration of how good ideas have has cost the taxpayers enormous amount of money police smokes that breakout group discovered it a helicopters going to cost as much as a boeing747 wow but the this is what's going on let me ask you something so mccain was in the breakout group on fiscal responsibility to those amman what good did it do obama almost doubled the national debt but it was very important of course is very very important no mckay very important mr president thank you for during this very import particularly this breakouts session on fiscal respond my point is all of this was a dog and pony show it had no substance there was never intended any substance it was pure pure theatre exactly what are recusing trump's cabinet meeting yesterday being except the big difference trump's cabinet meeting actually talked about problems and the things they're already doing the work on and fix those problems.