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Restoring Jefferson's University

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Now that the political struggles have settled somewhat at The University of Virginia, it's time to get down to what's really important at Mr. Jefferson's academical village.

Letters From the Past: Regarding the Dead Frenchmen Inside the Statue of Liberty

Blake Henderson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

I unearthed a letter from retired General Elmer Schultz to President William Howard Taft on July 4, 1912. I, for one, was shocked at Schultz's tone towards a sitting president.

Progressives Should Take Back the Flag

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The flag, as a symbol of the nation, is not owned by the administration in power, but by the people. We battle over what it means, but all Americans -- across the political spectrum -- have an equal right to claim the flag as their own.

Antiquities Act: A Great GOP Conservation Accomplishment

Jim DiPeso | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Jim DiPeso

Protecting our American heritage is an act of patriotism. Our heritage helps us appreciate our country's special place in history. The Republicans who passed the Antiquities Act and the presidents who used the law understood that.

Chris Jordan : A Bold Light Artist Hits Iconic Icelandic Church

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.04.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It's not that light artist Chris Jordan didn't find the sweeping supersonic jet-shaped façade of the church inspiring. He just wanted to make it visi...

LIBERTY OF LOVE: Woman Breaks Up With Drum Set, Romances National Icon

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.01.2015 | Weird News

After a ending a long relationship with her drum set, Amanda Whittaker, 27, has ditched her cymbals and fallen in love with the Statue of Liberty. ...

America's Exceptionalism

Ijeoma E. Okoli | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Ijeoma E. Okoli

America is far from perfect, but it is still exceptional. Exceptionalism does not mean perfection, rather exceptionalism acknowledges a lack of perfection, but continues to goad all citizens, without coercion and regardless of their origins, to strive for prosperity and excellence.

A Huffington Post Travel Guide To Family Vacations in New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Megan Farrell Fuchsloch | Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in New Jersey can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we'...

There Is A Gigantic Burger King Crown Floating Toward The Statue Of Liberty

Posted 01.07.2012 | New York

Burger King might be a little late to the festivities, but that doesn't discount them from what might take the cake for the grandest of all tributes h...

Immigration Nation

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education
Ellen Siminoff

With an issue that is clearly going to be a constantly prevalent one in our nation's future, as it has been in our past, how do we communicate this situation to the children in our schools without bias?

Not a Native American? You're an Immigrant

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Contrary to the popular belief that we are swimming in more immigrants than ever, in 1890 14.8 percent of our population was foreign-born compared to today's 12.5 percent. And the number of illegal immigrants is on the decline.

New York Celebrates 125 Years With Statue of Liberty (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

On Oct. 28, 2011 New York City celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. The celebration included the naturalization of 125 new citiz...

The Statue Of Liberty Turns 125 (PHOTOS)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

125 years ago this week France's kindest gift to America since the baguette started welcoming immigrants to New York harbor. Today the city celebrates...

7,000 Cans Of Pepper Spray Confiscated From Lady Liberty Tourists

Posted 12.17.2011 | New York

Security officers protecting the Statue of Liberty confiscated a small arsenal of weapons from tourists in the first nine months of 2011. Visitors...

Protecting Lady Liberty: Airport-Type Security Screening Finds Statue Of Liberty Tourists Well-Armed | By John Doyle | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses - just tell them to leave their switchblades, their blackjacks and their brass knuckles at home. ...

GOP Bill Would Allow Congress To Veto National Monuments

Andrew Reilly | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

Our national morale has undoubtedly taken a hit from the lingering recession, but would we be willing to surrender national monuments to get back on t...

9/11: The American Family Survives

Bruce Kluger | Posted 11.07.2011 | New York
Bruce Kluger

It has been a long and contentious 10 years, but we should remember the enduring bond among brothers and sisters. For all our quarreling, we of the American family do eventually return to that same shared room.

Lady Liberty To Take Year-Long Vacation

Karen Rubin | Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel
Karen Rubin

The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island will undergo a $27.25 million renovation that includes long-planned safety and other critical facility renovations beginning in late October.

Those Whose Stories We Have Not Heard

Rev. Charles Gibbs | Posted 09.05.2011 | Religion
Rev. Charles Gibbs

The past 35 years have witnessed unprecedented human migration all over the world, pointing to an extraordinary dislocation, to untold human tragedy as well as triumph.

Earning Our Stars and Stripes

Nikki Stone | Posted 09.03.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to be able to work toward our dreams. I know one good friend who has never taken that for granted.


Paula Gordon | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Thanks to New York, the land of the free is now a little bit freer. I can almost see Lady Liberty pushing open our nation's doors a bit wider, welcoming people in these often dis-united states to enter that most conservative state of all -- the state of matrimony.

Paul Needham

Jon Huntsman In Reagan's Shadow | Paul Needham | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- It was five minutes before Jon Huntsman Jr., former governor of Utah and former ambassador to China, was scheduled to announce th...

What I Wish Weiner Had Said Last Week When the Twitter Scandal Broke

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

The American poet John Greenleaf Whitter had some wise words that apply to everyone who tweets first and thinks afterwards: "For of all sad words of t...

Man On 'Mission From God' Rescued After Jumping In NY Harbor

Posted 08.06.2011 | New York

He said he was only doing the lord's orders. A man jumped into New York Harbor in an attempt to swim three quarters of a mile to Liberty Island on ...

Sarah Palin Disses Immigrants on Her Way to Visit America's Monument to Immigrants

Disgrasian | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

I'm guessing in the "lots of things" that Sarah Palin reads but has trouble naming, you won't find the "Brief History of Ellis Island" among them.