Writer and historian Marilyn Irvin Holt, author of the just-released "Mamie Doud Eisenhower: The General's First Lady" — and who will lecture tomorrow evening from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Eisenhower Institute at 915 15th St. NW — describes Mrs. Eisenhower as an agent for change, who not only entertained foreign dignitaries, but invited black Americans into the White House at a time when civil rights tensions were mounting.
We told you yesterday about Al Gore's children's version of "An Inconvenient Truth," in which the former vice president gripes about growing up a senator's son in Washington's elite "Embassy Row," where he was forced to live "in a small eighth-floor apartment whose windows looked out on concrete parking lots and buildings."
(Gag us with a silver spoon, why don't you?)
Now tell your children about Holly Fretwell's "The Sky's Not Falling: Why It's OK to Chill about Global Warming," a new book for children ages 8 to 12 "designed to inform, not indoctrinate, on the subject of global warming."
In promoting her book, the author quotes meteorologist and hurricane authority William Gray of Colorado State University as saying: "We're brainwashing our children." He continues, "They're going to the Gore movie and being fed all this. It's ridiculous."
John McCaslin is a contributing columnist on Townhall.com and author of Inside The Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital .
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