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George Washington

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 | World
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 03.25.2016 | 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....

Democracy and Its Demands

Terry Newell | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

At the Federal Convention in 1787, delegates had no intention of creating a democracy. Steeped in Greek and Roman history, they understood that democracy was a breeding ground for demagogues, whose rhetoric could stir the passions and override reason.

Will Obama Be Ranked Among America's Greatest Presidents?

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

As Barack Obama enters the final months of his presidency, historians, journalists and self-appointed pundits will participate in the ritual of ranking him on the scale presidential greatness.

American Voters Should Put an End to Political Dynasties

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

For some strange reason, many American citizens today seem to believe that because an individual may have come from a privileged background or a 'political' family, they should either have a right to attain elected office or will naturally do a better job than someone who isn't 'privileged' or part of a political dynasty.

Discovering a Fine Figure of a Misunderstood Man

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Jeremiah Horrigan

Washington saw his job as setting the standard for everyone who would follow him, a job he did exceedingly well. If most of his successors and wannabes couldn't and can't measure up to those stirring standards, shame on them, not him.

Donald Trump: The New George Washington?

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Carla Gardina Pestana

Donald Trump supporters explain the logic behind their admiration for the candidate in terms that fans of George Washington would understand. The styl...

Lincoln and Washington and the Value of Education

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

When it comes to national holidays, it's hard to find one that garners less respect and reflection than Presidents Day. There's no one to mourn as we ...