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In the current field of Democratic candidates for president, there are two Rhodes Scholars, which is somewhat unusual.

The Rhodes Scholarship is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford. It was established in 1902, making it the first large-scale programme of international scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship was founded by English businessman and politician Cecil John Rhodes, to promote unity between English-speaking nations and instill a sense of civic-minded leadership and moral fortitude in future leaders irrespective of their chosen career paths

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The Rhodes Scholarship requires a very high academic record and successful extracurricular life.

In addition to:

  • Corey Booker (1994)
  • Pete Buttigieg (2004)

there are many other famous Rhodes Scholars, some of which I am listing here:

  • Edwin Hubble – astronomer, and one of the first Rhodes Scholars
  • J. William Fulbright (1928) – U.S. Senator
  • Kris Kristofferson (1959) – singer, actor
  • Wesley Clarke (1966) – U.S. Army general
  • Bill Clinton (1968) – U.S. President
  • Bill Bradley (1968) – professional basketball player, U.S. Senator
  • Naomi Wolf (1985) – author
  • Susan Rice (1990) – National security advisor
  • Bobby Jindal (1994) – Governor of Louisiana
  • Rachel Maddow (2001) – talk show host
  • Myron Rolle (2009) – NBA football player, medical doctor in neurosurgery

 

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Sean Hannity

Hannity attended Sacred Heart Seminary in Hempstead, New York, during his middle school years and St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary high school in Uniondale, New York. He attended New York University, UC Santa Barbara, and Adelphi University, but did not graduate.

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Rachel Maddow

Maddow earned a degree in public policy at Stanford in 1994. At graduation, she was awarded the John Gardner Fellowship. She was the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship and began her postgraduate study in 1995 at Lincoln College, Oxford. She had also been awarded a Marshall Scholarship the same year but turned it down in favour of the Rhodes. This made her the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes Scholarship. In 2001, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in politics at the University of Oxford. Her thesis is titled HIV/AIDS and Health Care Reform in British and American Prisons, and her supervisor was Lucia Zedner.

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Rachel Maddow is 40 years old today.

She is a Rhodes Scholar, has a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in political science from Oxford, is a writer, and is the undisputed queen of the liberal talk shows every evening on prime time television on MSNBC. Rachel is also the first openly gay Rhodes Scholar from the United States and the first openly gay anchor of a prime-time news program in the United States.

I like her intelligent commentary, her quick wit, and her unique and poignant outlook on current events. Her program is always witty and insightful and she has an endearing, non-threatening and humble manner of expressing her views – in stark contrast to some of the arrogant buffoons we often see on television.

Below you can see the Facebook post about Rachel’s book by a United States military general, Martin Dempsey.

If you write a book about the U.S. military, and the top brass is challenged by the book and posts praises about it on Facebook, you have arrived. Congratulations, Rachel Maddow, and Happy Birthday.

Dempsey

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One of the more unexpected (and resourceful) power opportunities is on a block like the span of 42nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Ave. There are trees along with sidewalk with decorative uplighting -lamps that shine up under the foliage at night to make the trees glow. It turns out these lamps also come equipped with an auxiliary outlet that accepts plugs. So at every tree, all down the block, there are groups of people charging from the tree.

Green energy – by Rachel Maddow.

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