iOS app Android app

George Washington

Did the Founding Fathers Really Want Two Parties?

Willard Sterne Randall | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Willard Sterne Randall

One of the enduring American myths we cherish is the two-party system. We must have two parties! To have three parties or more is impossible; to have only one, unthinkable.

If Historical Figures Had Posted on Facebook...

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Napoleon: Hey guys, has anyone ever been to Elba?

Lying Is the New Truth

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

hose people -- the confused ones -- come in all shapes, sizes, genders, colors, and political parties but for the sake of argument, and as a nod to the political climate of this GOP Convention week, let's focus on politicians, shall we?

Interfaith Dialogue or Delusion?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

In recent events, vigils and prayer meetings following, marking and responding to the horrific murders at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin there were many who beat the inter-religious/interfaith dialogue drum

The Will of the People

William E. White | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
William E. White

Partisanship and rancor are not new. We have not fallen from some republican ideal into a new style of debauchery. Our political battles have been hard-fought and hard-won right from the very beginning.

Sacred Ground: The Promise Of America

Eboo Patel | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Religious pluralism is at the heart of the American tradition, a value inscribed in our soil from the very beginning. America's promise is to guarantee equal rights for all identities.

George Washington Would Be Appalled

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

At a time when domestic and global problems pose serious threats to the United States, the Republican Party has become the party not only of "less government", but of active hostility to the very idea of government itself.

Happy Birthday To An 'Exasperating Genius'

Posted 08.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Happy birthday to Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French-born engineer and architect best known for his grand design for the nation's capi...

D.C. Celebrates 222-Year Milestone

Posted 07.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Happy Residence Act Day! Celebrate the creation of our nation's capital (and our hometown) with a visit to the newly reopened Jones Poin...

One Hundred Dollars Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Posted 07.13.2012 | Arts

"One Hundred Dollars" features the works of 100 artists, all using a dollar bill as their canvas. Each of the original artworks will be on sale for $1...

Auctioning Off Democracy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The Supreme Court has ruled. But, in a democracy, citizens rule. We can do that by working with and through responsible elected officials who are committed to reclaiming America for the electorate rather than the elite.

Past Presidents' Perspectives: George Washington and Immigration

Kendrick Nguyen | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Kendrick Nguyen

Washington was correct in recognizing that the United States would soon become a melting pot. He might not have foreseen how quickly the country would evolve multi-culturally and multi-racially, nor approved of it, but he apparently understood that the "intermixture" was inevitable.

Founded in Enlightenment, America Faces Ignorance and Confusion As the Challenges Grow Ever More Complex

William Bradley | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

So as we celebrate another day off and think of fireworks, hot dogs, and all the rest, let's give some thought to how and why this country was founded. And consider how far we have to go in meeting challenges that would daunt even the best of the Founders.

LOOK: George Washington's Five O'Clock Shadow Restored In Famous Painting

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Sixteen paintings by American artist Gilbert Stuart of some of the nation's founding fathers and other figures are showing their true co...

Washington’s Letter To Jews Highlight of Religious Freedom Exhibit

The Jewish Daily Forward | Paul Berger | Posted 06.29.2012 | Religion

By Paul Berger The Forward Imagine a country where Jews are prevented from serving as lawyers, where men must swear on the New Testament to enter ...

Book Sells At Record-Setting Price

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Money

(New throughout, adds details, background, comments) By Chris Michaud NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - George Washington's ...

Washington Died In Office? Ten Shocking Rumors About The Founding Fathers

TruTV.com | Posted 06.22.2012 | Weird News

Sure, you've heard the rumor that Thomas Jefferson had an affair with one of his slaves. But did you know that George Washington may have been mur...

Diversified American Leadership

Rayna Rossini | Posted 08.18.2012 | Teen
Rayna Rossini

Without these essential leaders, America would not be at its current state. Leadership is George Washington, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Michelle Obama. Leadership is being courageous

Lies, Myths, and Hippos: The Father of Our Country

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 08.14.2012 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

When little George's moment of truth arrived, did he really say, "I cannot tell a lie, Papa. I did cut it with my hatchet." What? The kid had a hatchet?

George Washington's Pocket Watch On 'Cajun Pawn Stars'

Posted 06.07.2012 | TV

It was understandable that the "Cajun Pawn Stars" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on History) would be cautious when a man presented them with a pocket watch he clai...

George Washington and the Queen

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.04.2012 | DC
Steve Clemons

Tonight much of Washington, D.C.'s glitterati will attend the Diamond Jubilee festivities saluting the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at the British Embassy.

Garrett Peck, Cocktail Aficionado, Has A New Book About The Potomac River

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Potomac River has shaped history. It's also an awfully nice place to go for a hike. Both these aspects of the river are explored in ...

The Price of Sacrifice

David Isenberg | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Since advocates argue that of private contractors frequently act just as meritoriously and valorously as regular military personnel, excluding contractors from receiving medals means contractors are not seen as part of an honored class.

Cinema, Surf and Turtles In Barbados

Karin Badt | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Karin Badt

We roared past Oistins, where locals lounged outside in open-air bars and cafes, and arrived at George Washington's House is a cloud of dust.

The Acts Of Congress Will Be Sold To The Highest Bidder

AP | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- George Washington's personal copy of the Acts of Congress is heading to a New York City auction. Christie's is offering it on June 22. It...