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Can Burma Take a Lesson From George Washington?

Rena Pederson | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Rena Pederson

A series of decision points for Thein Sein will soon tell whether Burma means business: Will the military-dominated Constitution be liberalized to allow more inclusion? Will cease-fires with ethic groups be honored? Will more political prisoners be released?

Great News For Dog-Loving History Buffs

Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

George Washington was a dog lover. He had many dogs, mostly hounds, some with extremely colorful names like Drunkard and Sweet Lips, living at Mount V...

Morocco and US Must Not Let Recent Spat Harm Their Historic Friendship

Craig Considine | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Craig Considine

Both countries should remain in harmony and continue to be worthy companions as they embark on stabilizing a region in which they both have security interests.

Limits of American Power, a Historical Perspective

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Americans today debate possible new interventions, withdrawals, disputes over what does and does not constitute a "red line," and other applications of power abroad in light of enormous geopolitical changes and challenges. Let the debate consider the long history of cautious realism.

Washington's 'Oval Office' To Be Remade

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A large canvas tent that served as George Washington's home and command center during the Revolutionary War is being duplicated d...

George Washington's 'Bad' Whiskey Going On Sale

www.NEWSER.com | Posted 05.27.2013 | Weird News

Mount Vernon is making 1,100 bottles of rye whiskey using a recipe from none other than George Washington himself. The bottles will go on sale for $95...

Trash-Talking America

William E. White | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
William E. White

If we ever hope to sponsor a productive debate in this country, we will have to spend as much time listening as we do talking. Grandstanding, posturing, and trash-talking the country is not helping.

CPAC: GOP's Best!

Susie Sampson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

CPAC, always showin' off the pride and joy of America. I was honored to attend such a sacred event. I had to make my accent less apparent because people are only used to the lame stream media Yankees askin' them questions.

Heroes for Different Times

Michael Drew | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Michael Drew

We change our heroes. Or the times change, and those we looked up to or admired may seem different in the light of a different day, a different age

Bravo for Brennan!

John Ragosta | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
John Ragosta

What better way to make that point than swearing on George Washington's own copy of the Constitution? Why Washington? Few American leaders have been more emphatic about not abusing the power of office.

Obama Must Lead

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

There was no excuse for the president to shout from the rooftops about the dangers of sequester while not doing a thing to prevent it. Americans need jobs, not spin, and leaders, not photo ops.

Syria: Where's George When You Need Him?

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

A bad guy in body armor is a bad guy who's harder to kill. Humanitarian items that are unmonitored get traded for currency spent on weapons. No aid is really "non-lethal." Who are these people we are proposing to help?

Necessary Roughness: Why Obama's Use of Executive Power Is Justified

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

We are a nation at risk of flying apart and falling apart, just as we were in 1787, and the prevention of that requires a firm leader who is willing to call the shots no matter how unpopular those decisions might be and no matter who disagrees with him.

Washington Presidential Library Gets Huge Gift

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Philanthropist David Rubenstein is giving $10 million to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate in northern Virginia to build a library...

In Honor: Presidents' Day 2013

Edward Headington | Posted 04.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

Each president -- in ways large and small -- has contributed to this republic and made America what many of us believe her to be: exceptional.

George Washington Was A Friend Of Muslims

Craig Considine | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Washington's tolerance of and friendships with Muslims may be a product of his adherence to the principles of Enlightenment, which emphasized a concern for human rights and freedom of choice

LOOK: Presidents Day Showdown: Washington vs. Lincoln

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

What better way to celebrate Presidents Day than by taking a closer look at two of America's most treasured leaders. You might see their faces almo...

America’s 10 Richest Presidents

24/7 Wall St. | Mike Sauter | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Three years ago, 24/7 Wall St. published the net worth of every American president, from Washington to Obama. We have updated our ...

George Washington's Christian (?) Faith

Darrin Grinder | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Darrin Grinder

Many of today's Christians would argue that a Christian is one who "accepts Jesus as a personal savior," and for that there is absolutely no evidence in Washington's life.

Presidents Day and Purim

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Presidents Day rarely falls in the same week as Purim, and it won't again for almost 40 years (in 2051 -- take my word for it). But these two seemingly disparate holidays have much in common.

New Presidential Library Opening This Year

AP | By MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 02.15.2013 | Books

MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- George Washington's 1796 farewell address contained a stern warning to the nation about partisan politics, or the "dangers of fac...

The Best Presidential Love Letters

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Did you know that many of our most iconic commanders-in-chief were also hopeless romantics? In the presidential archives, love letters abound. From...

Barack Obama and the Transformation of American Democracy

Glen Browder | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Whether or not Barack Obama realizes his transformational mission and becomes a great president depends not only on obvious challenges of everyday politics but how he deals with the uncertain future of American democracy.

PHOTOS: You'll Never Believe What These Presidents Kept As Pets

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.03.2014 | DC

The sad passing of George W. Bush's Scottish terrier Barney last week got us thinking about the many animals who have kept company with the country's ...

Martin Luther King Day Could Have Been Michael Luther Branham Day

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

In the 10-15 years following Emancipation, there was some experimentation with surnames, so it's not unusual to find a family with one name in the 1870 census and an entirely different one in the 1880.