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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Honoring the Dead

(By Lisa O'Donnell, Winston-Salem Journal) - Ken Brown is a keeper of the flame for the war dead of Stokes County.

From Marklan Mabe's death in the Civil War in 1861 to Phillip Nixon's fatal wound in Honduras in 1991, Brown has documented the deaths of hundreds of Stokes County soldiers on his website, www.kenbrown.info/stokes.

Brown, who is retired from the Navy, has spent much of the past 10 years digging through archives, traveling to cemeteries and talking with family members about their loved ones.


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