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Holidays at the White House

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.21.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

House Museums present history and the lives of their inhabitants in time capsules. No house museum in the world does this better than The White House in Washington, D.C. Home to the Presidents of the U.S. since 1800 when President John Adams and his wife moved in, the rooms of this iconic mansion hold treasures and memories of every presidential family since then.

Sport and Society for Arete: Pearl Harbor

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.07.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

This piece on Pearl Harbor and Baseball was the fifteenth of this series of essays on Sport and Society. It dates from December of 1991 the 50th Anniv...

Confronting Homeland Security's 'SSSS' Watch List

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

If you were to look at my past and present passports, you'd see a host of nations stamped on it that the White House has historically considered an adversary, an "axis of evil" state, or a security threat.

He For She Throughout History

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Many historical women whose accomplishments we are aware of today had to battle society's perceptions of women's proper place. Some women were fortunate enough to have the support of a man in their endeavors -- the "He for She" paradigm Emma Watson recently spoke of at the U.N.

'Pawn Stars' Appraise Unseen F.D.R. Footage

Posted 02.14.2012 | TV

Not much celluloid footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt exists because of the fact that his use of a wheelchair was hidden from the public durin...

FDR Gets A New Badass Side In Wild New Flick

Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment

President Franklin Roosevelt wasn't just commander-in-chief of the American forces that defeated the Nazis; he also track them down and shot their fac...

Pearl Harbor -- and Our Moral Identity as a Nation

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

With Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney heading up a desultory field of Republican patriots, all pretending they have a lock on American national pride, I'd like to say a few things as a professional American historian and biographer.

Half Measures and Lukewarm "Reform" Won't Save the Middle Class

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Let's hope that when Obama speaks Congress he outlines not only a bold program to provide health care for all Americans, but also a set of proposals to lift the middle class out of its currently dismal economic condition.