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Jefferson Memorial

The Mall is Finally the Cause, Not Just the Stage

John E. “Chip” Akridge, III | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
John E. “Chip” Akridge, III

Well over a year ago, a five-foot chunk of stone fell from the ceiling of the Jefferson Memorial. Perhaps we're just getting used to living in an age where government funding doesn't keep pace with the growing needs of our important public spaces.

2011 Quake Caused National Mall To Sink

Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you look at historic photos and maps of the nation's capital, you'll notice that the Potomac River came up to the grounds of the Wash...

Dr. King's Misleading Memorial Inscription Is in Good Company

Tim Krepp | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Tim Krepp

Memorials on the Mall (and elsewhere for that matter) have an at best imperfect track record on accuracy.

Friday Talking Points [169] -- Weiner Roast

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Having just gotten back from a trip abroad where the news was dominated by the story of a politician facing severe consequences for his sexual misconduct, I opened up the pages of the American news to find... well, pretty much the same thing.

Dance Liberation Front Calls for National 'Do the Robot Day'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 08.03.2011 | Impact
John Wellington Ennis

In response to the ban on dancing at monuments and subsequent arrests at the Jefferson Memorial, the Dance Liberation Front has mobilized for a national protest on Saturday, June 11: "Do the Robot" Day.

Police Arrest 5 People At Jefferson Memorial -- For Dancing

Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

U.S. Park Police arrested five people on Saturday at the Jefferson Memorial. Their offense? Dancing. The dancers were protesting an appeals court r...