Who are your leadership role models? In historical terms, Abraham Lincoln stands out to me for his strength, perseverance, vision and ability to commu...
Each president -- in ways large and small -- has contributed to this republic and made America what many of us believe her to be: exceptional.
I spent time researching the most authoritative and balanced biographies, choosing to understand the presidents' lives, not just their years in office. It took me six years, but it proved to be one of the most fascinating ways to learn our nation's history. Here is a list.
Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categoriz...
If you're the party or romantic types -- or the types who just hate the cold -- South Beach is calling. For the more serious among us, D.C. provides cultural and historical draws.
Whether Barack Obama is re-elected or replaced is overwhelmingly hinged on jobs and the economy. There's more than this to being president.
When Washington died, the phrase which spread the country was: "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen." While this may be almost universally true today, it was not when the man held office.
Abraham Lincoln is the most revered president. This is especially striking in light of the fact that Lincoln presided over a period more challenging and economically destructive than any other in America's history.
Today is Presidents Day. That makes it a good time to talk about one of the great anomalies in presidential history: Abraham Lincoln's mercy.
Presidents' Day in the United States is an interesting holiday. For some of us, it is a day off work when we can get exceptional "deals" on cars, matt...
For many of us, Presidents Day means an extra day off work and the chance to hit up the holiday sales. But, as we recall from our school days, it's actually more than that.
Most folks go see a movie or spend another day on the ski slopes for Presidents Day. But there's least one worthy presidential thing to do in every state of the US.
Eight of our early presidents, beginning with George Washington, owned slaves during their tenure in the nation's highest office.
Awareness of the end of shared values has never been more poignant, painful and confronting than in this Republican primary season.
Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Madison were all obsessively in love with their own gardens, farms, plants and the enthralling natural vistas of the new nation.
Ever since the first American baby was christened Washington Smith, there has been a tradition here -- just as the Brits honor their Royals -- to draw inspiration from the surnames of U.S. presidents.