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White House Gate Crashing, From Andrew Jackson To Grace Slick

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Washington is all a-twitter over two society climbers crashing the gates at an Obama soirée, in the grand sweep of history, it was a fairly minor event. No one was in danger, and no real harm was done, nobody got dosed with LSD.

Michelle Obama, First Ladies and African-American History

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

There were few powerful women in mid-19th century America who more vigorously pressed the case first for abolition and then for the education, housing, and welfare of freed African-American slaves than did Mrs. Lincoln.

Along Came Caroline. And Andrew. And Beau.

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Speculation about Hillary Clinton's successor in the Senate will soon be moot, but the debate about America's political dynasties is hopefully just starting.

What the Framers Knew and Alan Greenspan Didn't

Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes

The Framers did not ask people to rise above self-interest but instead expected them to pursue it. Pitting interest against interest, as Madison put it, is a way of ensuring liberty.

Obama/Gore 2008

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

Broken record here. The more I think about it, the more Al Gore seems the only really interesting choice for Barack Obama's vice presidential choice. ...