Michelle Obama is hardly the first to enjoy gliding over the waxed parquet on the wide, open East Room floor. Her "Dougie" is but the latest link in a history of popular American dance within first lady history.
The unassuming former House Republican leader from Michigan joined the pantheon of America's greatest presidents on Tuesday when his statue was unveiled in an elaborate ceremony in the U.S. Capitol amid effusive bipartisan praise.
The lessons of the abolitionist movement -- which ultimately galvanized a nation to the immorality of slavery, and profoundly influenced the terms of the debate over the war and its purpose -- are still applicable.
Twice in the last three decades, the Supreme Court has specifically identified that phrase as being void of substantive sacred meaning. If you are a believing monotheist, is that how you want God's name treated?