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American Revolution

The Forgotten Battle Which Won The American Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Revolutionary War lasted a lot longer than most of us realize. Begun in 1775, the war didn't end for six long years, and wasn't fully resolved for another two. The Battle of the Chesapeake, in particular, deserves to be remembered.

George Washington -- the Teflon Founding Father?

John Ferling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Ferling

As a historian of the American Revolution, I have learned that to write about the Founders is guaranteed to get a lively response from general readers; to criticize them can be asking for trouble.

Little Kids Reenact American Revolution (ADORABLE VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Our friends at Babelgum have given us a new adjective to use when describe the stirring events of our nation's founding: adorable! We wish you all ...

Are we not patriots, too?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

This weekend we celebrate July 4 with rounds of festivities marking our nation's 234 years of independence. But this country's need to showcase her i...

The Green Movement in Iran Is Alive, and Important

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

On June 12, 2009, Iran's now infamous elections were held. The idea that the Green Movement would be successful in a few short months is ridiculous -- revolutions are not won in a day.

Message From My Six-Year-Old: Leaders Should Lead

John Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Robinson

On Memorial Day, as my family watched Vice President Joe Biden speak at Arlington National Cemetery, my six-year-old son asked me "Dad, why isn't the president speaking?"

The Commander-In-Chief Test: Failed?

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greener

Contrary to popular belief, and recent Executive custom, the Constitution conveys only three powers to the President of the United States that are entirely his and not subject to review or reversal.

Climate Bill Time Machine

Benjamin Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Benjamin Strauss

What would America's First Congress have said about climate change?

10 Best Books That Are Years (PHOTOS, POLL)

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Instead of focusing on books that were published this year, how about focusing on years that have been published as books?

Today In History: Bendict Arnold

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

January 14th is the birthday of Benedict Arnold, the American Revolutionary general and traitor.

Lawyers, Anthropologists, and Revolutionaries

Paul Lippe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Paul Lippe

In the mid-'90's, when I was General Counsel of a Silicon Valley software company called Synopsys, my friend Roberta Katz had a similar role at Netsc...

Positive Propaganda

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Propaganda is actually a value-free term: the words of Thomas Paine, John Dickinson and Samuel Adams are all textbook examples of propaganda.

Their Money, Our Health: Andrew Weil Leads The Health Revolution

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Dr. Andrew Weil's new book, "Why Our Health Matters" is a must read for anyone wondering why health care reform is in gridlock or what to do about it.

Alexander Hamilton: Unclaimed Son to Founding Father

Allison Rockefeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Allison Rockefeller

Hamilton arrived in 1773 and began his stunning ascent in a whirlwind, epic tale of crisis and opportunity, from unclaimed son to Founding Father. Doesn't New York set the greatest stage for this kind of story?

In Dependence Day 2009

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

We have never been more reliant on the generosity of others and less able to act like grown-ups and fend for ourselves than any time since the Revolution.

Independence Week Declaration 101: A "Forgotten Founder" Worth Knowing

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

One of the "Forgotten Founders" is James Wilson, whose contributions to the creation of the United States of America were obscured by his later disgrace.

A Historian's Revolting July 4 Reading List

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

With Independence Day just around the corner, here is a list of ten of my favorite books about the Revolutionary War era.

Patriots' Day -- It's Not About the Marathon

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

Joseph Warren's story remained buried, overshadowed by the more illustrious Founders with better biographers. He became the most important Founding Father most of us never heard of.

Tea And Sympathy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the modern-day Tea Parties are smart, they would try to educate the public and hang their whole protest on the "anti-bailout" hook.

Give Me Liberty, and Give Me Death?

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

There is no excuse for Sen. John Ensign attaching an amendment to the voting act that would eliminate DC's ability to enforce necessary gun laws.

The Battle Plan

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

History shows that when an army of citizens, supported by even a vestige of civil society, believes in liberty -- in the psychological space that is "America" -- no power on earth can ultimately suppress them.

Bloomberg: Insurgents In Iraq Like Americans Who Fought British

NY Post | DAVID SEIFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his most detailed comments on the Iraq war, Mayor Bloomberg last night suggested the United States was in the same difficult position as the Britis...