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Thomas Jefferson

A Call For Unity

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

The whole world is watching. It is waiting to see how the great American experiment unfolds. That experiment has been from the founding days of the na...

Freedom Of Religion According To Thomas Jefferson

Christopher Rollston | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home
Christopher Rollston

It will come as no surprise that Thomas Jefferson was criticized in his own day for his views of religion, including his belief in the freedom of religion.

Trump Perverts American History Pushing Religious Power Grab

William Bradley | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home
William Bradley

As President Donald Trump continues his attempt to shock doctrine America with a flurry of executive orders, geopolitical posturings, sophomoric outbu...

Will Trump Be Presidential?

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.16.2017 | Home
Joe Peyronnin

Will the newly sworn in president speak of his genuine interest for uniting the country, which is rich with diverse cultures and beliefs?

President Jefferson's Advice For President-elect Trump

Terry Newell | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
Terry Newell

In mid-February 1801, after a contested election that took 36 ballots in the House of Representatives, Thomas Jefferson was elected president.

Puppet Masters of Media Propaganda, Banking and War Profiteering, Tactical Diversions and False Flag Deceptions, Boogieman Terrorists, Police Brutality Against It's Citizens, The Big Picture of Global Politics and Change We Must To Live Again

Steve Robertson | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Steve Robertson

Part I Puppet Masters of Media Propaganda In this day and age of vast amounts of news and media that bombard and compete for public attention fewer a...

Clinton, Trump, Aristotle & Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Tom Alderman

Q/ What do Donald Trump and the Galaxy Note 7 have in common? A/ Both are self-combustable. ______________________________________________________...

What Is Real Patriotism Anyway?

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home
Michael Cade Hughes

To me, true patriotism is to align oneself with the ideas this country was built upon.

Campus Carry, Fear, And The Meaning Of The University

John W. Traphagan | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
John W. Traphagan

For the first time in close to 20 years of university teaching and research, I find myself not particularly excited to begin the Fall semester.

Daily Caller's, Republican Religious Freedom Hypocrisy

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
Anhvinh Doanvo

Trump-era conservatives are only interested in propping up their religious beliefs without regard for how they impact others' lives. They have no concern for the rights of all citizens. They are not leading an intellectual movement, but rather a movement for their ethno religious politics.

What Did Hamilton Drink?

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

As I sipped my Nederlander Theater Hamiltini during the intermission for Hamilton, I wondered what Alexander drank. Well, I figured the actors in thos...

United Is Far From Our National Heritage

Murray Forseter | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home
Murray Forseter

Hardly any politician does not extol his or her commitment to unifying the country while lamenting, sometimes in extraordinarily harsh language, the divisive nature of his or her opponent.

Daveed Diggs Isn't Cutting His Hair, So 'Hamilton' Fans Can Sleep Soundly Tonight

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home

If you, like any other fervently dedicated “Hamilton” fan, have been feeling a sense of impending doom ever since Lin-Manuel Miranda left Broadway...

A Fire Bell In The Night

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 07.09.2016 | Home
Robert S. McElvaine

The horrors of the past few days in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas ring across America like the "fire bell in the night" that Thomas Jefferson said "awakened and filled [him] with terror" in 1820.

Broken American Institutions At 240. But How About A New American Republic At 250?

Tad Daley | Posted 07.08.2016 | Home
Tad Daley

Perhaps the time has come to launch a modern 21st century conversation, ten years long, about our election procedures, our governing mechanisms, and the 18th century constitutional structures bequeathed to us by our founders.

Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness At Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Julee Morrison | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Julee Morrison

There's an iconic house, on a little hill, in the center of the state of Virginia. A place where history was made, tragedy struck and triumph prevaile...

Americans: 'Our Crown Jewel National Park System Worth $92 BILLION to Us!'

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home
Audrey Peterman

Let us demand of Congress that they allocate the budget required by the Park Service to appropriately care for our Crown Jewels.

The Surprising Facts Of Independence Day

Joel Peterson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Joel Peterson

One seemingly mythic fact is surprisingly true: both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day -- July 4th, 1826 -- the 50th anniversary of Dunlop's dating and printing of The Declaration of Independence.

Media Objectivity Is Illusive: It Cuts Many Ways

Rich Rubino | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home
Rich Rubino

It has become conventional belief that the media is supposed to be objective. Yet objectivity is unattainable. By choosing which part of a story to emphasize, which sources to use, and the order of the stories, media organizations exhibit bias.

Love of Country, Love of Education

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
L. Jay Lemons

David Brooks, writing eloquently in the New York Times, mused on the idea of big loves and little loves in a recent Memorial Day column. It resonated ...

If History Had Twitter...

Robyn Faith Walsh | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
Robyn Faith Walsh

Hipster Greek Statues courtesy of BuzzFeed Setting aside all precedence of logic, spelling, and grammar, Donald Trump has waged his political campaig...

Cargo Pants, Who Invented the Computer and Other Noteworthy Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Tom Alderman

Cargo pants can be hazardous to your life. Once the go-to pants for men who don't carry purses -- cargo pants are a problem for a growing segment of boomers and geezers.

Frederick Douglas Schools Thomas Jefferson In This 'Epic Rap Battle'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home

Frederick Douglass and Thomas Jefferson go head-to-head in the latest edition of "Epic Rap Battles of History," posted on YouTube Monday. The former p...

The 11 Most Racist U.S. Presidents

Ibram X. Kendi | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Ibram X. Kendi

He certainly would face a substantial amount of competition on the racist front. There have been many frightfully racist U.S. presidents in American history. Here are the 11 most racist U.S. presidents of all time.

What Would George Washington Do?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
Jeff Schweitzer

What we observe today with Donald Trump as a nominee, and Mitch McConnell obstructing our Constitution by blocking Obama's candidate for the Supreme Court, is an echo of past times in which our country has seen the ugly side of ideological extremism.