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'Give To Bigotry No Sanction, To Persecution No Assistance' -- George Washington

Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr. | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr.

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" - Inscription on the Statue o...

Pro-Weed Group In D.C. Gives Away More Than 8,000 Joints On Inauguration Day

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

A group that worked to legalize marijuana in Washington, D.C., handed out thousands of joints in the city on Inauguration Day to support the reform of...

A Citizen Considers The Trump Inauguration (In The Guise Of A Man On The Street)

Bill Stieger | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Bill Stieger

Of course you're joking, America, right? America? This has all been a long and elaborate hoax the likes of which the world has never before seen. Righ...

'Hamilton' Cast Bids Farewell To Obama With 'One Last Time' Performance

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.12.2017 | Arts

Just in case you haven’t gone through enough Kleenex this week, “Hamilton” is here to tug at your heartstrings one last time. Nearly a year ago,...

Lying for Jesus: Is It Ever Acceptable?

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2017 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

I have two pressing questions about which I need your help. The two might appear to be unrelated but what ties them together is an Islamophobic radio...

George Washington's Letter To Today

Sherman Yellen | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

A letter that George Washington wrote to the Hebrew Congregations of Newport, Rhode Island seems so relevant to where we have been lately and where - ...

The Case For A Monarchy in America

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Michael Rosenblum

Last month, two media events converged - the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency and the first run in the US of The Crown, the Netflix series a...

What Is A Voter's Responsibility?

Terry Newell | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

With election day fast approaching, it's worth asking: What is a voter responsible for doing?

Moral Courage And The 2016 Campaign

Terry Newell | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

Much has been made about the importance of strength in a president, a trait championed almost to the point of caricature by Donald Trump.

The Dog-Friendly Days Of Summer

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Randee Mia Berman

We've got wag the dog, dog day afternoon, a dog's age, raining cats and dogs...and then there's just plain Fido, the pet dog. We're all dog tired fr...

This Little-Known Letter From George Washington Is Essential Reading For 2016

Alan Singer | Posted 08.18.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

As the Trump campaign has escalated racial and ethnic tension and bullying in schools, this letter by George Washington becomes essential reading in every social studies and history class as a reminder of what the Founding Fathers actually believed.

Decoding China-U.S. Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.08.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Citizens of any nation will naturally rally around their flag when they believe they are under attack, have been offended, or want to flex their muscl...

A Citizen's Letter to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Terry Newell | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

After a long and contentious process, you have won the nomination. Yet during that same process, Americans have lost. You need to know that. This l...

Nelly Custis Lewis's Tomato Soup And Life As A Plantation Matron

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.28.2016 | Taste
Christine Stoddard

To honor Nelly's work and capture her position in life, I have created one graphic of her beloved tomato soup recipe, as well as a poetry graphic about her destiny as a plantation matron. Similar Quaker and slave graphics tied to Woodlawn's food history are forthcoming.

What Did Hamilton Drink?

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

Celebrate And Share Your Patriotism On July 4th

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

July Fourth celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It's a showcase for patriotism. But what does all of this really mean? Patrio...

By George, Trump's Manners Disgrace our 4th of July

Philip Smucker | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Philip Smucker

One could be excused for believing the world is upside down at the moment. On the campaign stump, Donald Trump is now invoking the name of George Washington to defend protectionist designs underpinned by crude anti-immigrant slurs.

Cargo Pants, Who Invented the Computer and Other Noteworthy Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Media
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.

What Would George Washington Do?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
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.

Here's Proof George Washington Would Be Ashamed Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, probably wouldn't have gotten along with our Founding Fathers. This is especially obvious when you c...

If "Washington Is Broken," We Should Look to General Washington to Fix it

Ian kahn | Posted 04.27.2016 | Entertainment
Ian kahn

It takes humility to act in concert. George Washington was always looking for consensus. He was always cognizant of his responsibilities as the first President. He knew his choices would set precedents for all future generations. What if our leaders held themselves to that standard?

Don't Trust the Conventional Wisdom in Health Care -- Part 1

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael D. Shaw

We are left to conclude that at least in this situation, "patient first" has become "patient last." And that those cynics who define "patient" as a mechanism to extract revenue from a third party payer may be onto something.

How Logical Are We, Really?

Terry Newell | Posted 03.30.2016 | Impact
Terry Newell

In a mea culpa Op-Ed, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently took himself and the press to task for allowing Donald Trump to use the media to his advantage. "We were lap dogs, not watchdogs" he admitted.

Civility Is a National Security Issue

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 03.26.2017 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

How can democracy best endure through rough times? Whether online or off, civil communication is vital for democratic resilience.

Poet Perfectly Breaks Down The Erasure Of Black People In U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.25.2016 | Black Voices

Poet Clint Smith III takes a critical look at the Founding Fathers' role in oppressing black people in his latest poem entitled "History Reconsidered....