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Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton: Father of American Banking and American Burnout

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

On Tuesday, the musical Hamilton was nominated for a record 16 Tony awards. And three weeks ago, its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, won the Pulitzer Prize. And it's all, of course, richly deserved. But one angle of the saga of Hamilton, both on-stage and off, that has not been commented on is how it shows the value of time off. Alexander Hamilton wasn't just the subject of our country's first sex scandal. He was perhaps also our first fully documented case -- and the founding father -- of political burnout. And one of the biggest takeaways from the musical, for me, is this question: If the hard-driving Hamilton had given himself the time he needed to recharge, how much better -- and longer -- would he have been able to serve the adopted country he loved so much?

21 Struggles Only Die-Hard 'Hamilton' Fans Know To Be True

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts

The "Hamilton" obsession is real and here to stay. If you've listened to the cast recording, you probably already know. And if you've seen the show, y...

Why We've Got The Wrong Hamilton On The $10 Bill

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women

Journalist and author Cokie Roberts is cool with there being a Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill, but she feels strongly that it shouldn't be Alex...

Are Microsoft and Apple Defending Our Constitution?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Remember King George III? If not, thanks to Broadway, we can stream his tunes on the sublime "Hamilton" soundtrack for a little recall. Of course that...

Who was the first woman depicted on American currency?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
The Conversation US

Harcourt Fuller, Georgia State University When the Treasury Department announced last June that a woman would grace the vignette of a newly designe...

Harriet Tubman To Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. In a call with repor...

$42,500 for HAMILTON TICKETS on Broadway?

David Rae | Posted 04.19.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Show Me the Hamilton's- How much would you pay for Hamilton Tickets? By David Rae Certified Financial Planner™ Accredited Investment Fiducia...

Anti-Slavery Hamilton May Get To Stay On The $10 Bill While Genocidal Slaver Jackson Gets Pushed Off The $20

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.17.2016 | Politics

On Saturday, CNN reported that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was planning to announce that rather than replacing Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, the...

Tony Award Collector Lin-Manuel Miranda to Appear on Hulu Comedy Series

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Courtney M. Soliday

Thomas Jefferson's coming home and Alexander Hamilton is coming to Hulu Original Series, Difficult People.

Refusing to Consider Judge Merrick Garland: What Would Hamilton Think?

Brenda M. Cotter | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Brenda M. Cotter

The Republican leadership of the United States Senate has made clear that they will exercise their majority power to ensure that the Senate will not take up the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, or any other nominee, to the United States Supreme Court until a new President is elected.

'Hamilton', the Impossible Dream

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Stanley Hainsworth

Despite the proximity of the lovely gentleman's body next to me mixed with his strong aftershave spilling into my seat, I was one with the audience as I was in tears or in laughter throughout, only broken by a tear-less intermission.

What Hamilton and Obama Have in Common

William D. Beaver | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
William D. Beaver

President Obama, who intimately understands how difficult working with the legislature can be, saw Hamilton the musical with his two daughters last July, calling it, according to his press secretary, "fabulous" and exclaiming "it lived up to the hype".

How Did a Broadway Hit Teach My Kid More About U.S. History Than I Learned In College?

Cort Ruddy | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

My 12-year-old daughter has become obsessed with Alexander Hamilton, and I don't know what to do about it. There's one sentence I never imagined I'd ...

Shun a President's Supreme Court Nominee? Alexander Hamilton Would Not Be Pleased

Dorothy Samuels | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Dorothy Samuels

Alexander Hamilton, that visionary Founding Father and hip-hop phenomenon, thanks to Hamilton, the musical, has been celebrated of late on Broadway and at the Grammys. His face adorns the $10 bill. If only his thoughts about choosing Supreme Court justices were getting remotely as much respect from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, and most other GOP senators. We can discern from Hamilton's owns words what he probably would have thought of Senate Republicans' vow not to consider any Supreme Court nomination President Obama puts forward for Justice Antonin Scalia's successor. The best guess, based on the historical evidence, is that Hamilton and other of the Constitution's Framers would have been appalled by the confirmation antics of McConnell & Co.

The Room Where It Happens

Misty Anderson | Posted 03.07.2016 | College
Misty Anderson

A few months ago, I took 20 of my University of Tennessee students to New York for a drama course that included, among other things, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.

Can Ordinary Citizens Be Trusted with Democracy?

Cody Cain | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Today we think of democracy as a wonderful form of government. Back when this nation was founded, however, our founding fathers did not think this was such a hot idea.

Eliza Jumel: American Success Story, Maybe

Kim Dramer | Posted 02.25.2016 | Books
Kim Dramer

She's the woman who dueled with Aaron Burr and won. Move over Alexander Hamilton. The life of Eliza Jumel is a tale about a woman who pulled hard on her Yankee bootstraps to make good on the American dream.

What's Your Name, Man?

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Arts
Ann Lewis Hamilton

When I was in high school,, my grandmother assembled a family tree. She wrote letters and made phone calls to relatives, searched th...

Yearning to Breathe Free

Randi Weingarten | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Our nation's first leaders fought bitterly over everything, but they agreed that certain principles were so fundamental to our character as a nation as to be inalienable.

Who's Doing the Planting

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We cannot spend all our time with the like-minded. At some point we have to leave our echo chambers and uphold our positions. There is no perfectly safe way to be true to ourselves.

8 Places to Celebrate Alexander Hamilton in New York and Beyond

Dave Parfitt | Posted 01.06.2016 | Travel
Dave Parfitt

Alexander Hamilton's birthday is January 11, and now's the perfect time to re-discover the "ten dollar Founding Father without a father." Continue reading for more places to visit and celebrate Alexander Hamilton's legacy.

The Forgotten Historical Heroine Who'd Be Perfect For The New $10 Bill

Alison Leigh Cowan | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Alison Leigh Cowan

Her story is so astonishing, I am chagrined to have missed it this long. Nor am I alone.

Ben Carson, Firearms and False Parallels to the Holocaust

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I hold both extremes - the Holocaust deniers and the Holocaust revisionists - as offensive to the good people who were all taken from us far too soon. Let them rest in peace. Let the truth prevail.

I Have an Opinion on Every Song in "Hamilton"

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 09.30.2016 | Arts
Elizabeth Logan

Operetta diehards may consider it blasphemous that I parse, analyze and review the tracks of the "Hamilton" Broadway cast album individually, rather than as a whole.

Hip-Hop Gets Another Shot At Broadway Fame In 'Hamilton'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.18.2015 | Arts

Last year, the Tupac-inspired musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" hit Broadway to tepid reviews and slow sales, forcing the production to close after less ...