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Are You Decent?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

I learned long ago not to use God to justify my actions, to act like I'm superior to anyone else, or to rationalize my false need to control the lives of my fellow man and woman. Instead, I try my level best to cultivate my decency, and pray for other Americans to do the same.

C-SPAN Is America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brent Budowsky

While our politics have become a shouting match of pander and slander, name-calling and talking points, celebrity media and instant misanalysis, C-SPAN shines as an exemplar of what a free press in a free nation should be.

George Washington McNugget Bidder Chickens Out On $8,100 Win

AP | Posted 03.09.2012 | Weird News

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. -- McWashington needs a new home. The top bidder for a McNugget that resembles President George Washington has chickened out of the...

Chicken McNugget Shaped Like George Washington Sells For $8,100

AP | Posted 05.05.2012 | Weird News

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. — Call it McWashington. A Nebraska woman has sold a three-year-old McDonald's Chicken McNugget that resembles President Georg...

VOTE: Does This Chicken Nugget Look Like George Washington?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Weird News

For just a few hundred dollars, this bite of history can be yours. An Iowa woman is auctioning off a McDonald's chicken nugget -- which she claims ...

Pitchers, Catchers... and Signers Report: a Founding Fathers Baseball Dream Team

Michael Simzak | Posted 04.23.2012 | Sports
Michael Simzak

If the framers of the Constitution were a baseball team, who would they be and what position would they play?

George Washington's Biggest Critic

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.21.2012 | Media
Chris Weigant

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.

The Founding Gardeners and Their Love of Nature

Linda Buzzell | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Linda Buzzell

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.

Presidents' Day 2012: A Progressive Walk on the National Mall

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 04.18.2012 | DC
Harvey J. Kaye

Take a walk on the National Mall, the public space at the heart of the nation's capital where we celebrate who we are, the place where we proclaim what it means to be an American.

44 Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents

The Huffington Post | Seena Vali | Posted 02.18.2013 | Comedy

While most Americans celebrate Presidents Day Weekend metabolizing the high levels of alcohol in their bloodstreams, we want to make sure that you guy...

QUIZ: Test Your Presidential Food Knowledge

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

At Kitchen Daily we're making a food holiday out of Presidents' Day! Formally observed as Washington's Birthday, it's no longer just a holiday from sc...

Kitchen Takes Spotlight At Mount Vernon

AP | Posted 02.16.2012 | DC

MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- Visitors to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate will get a new appreciation for the effort it took to put on an 18th century ...

George Washington and the 2012 Presidential Campaign

Renee Parsons | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Renee Parsons

With no George Washington on the horizon to save the country, it is more than discouraging that such a large, diverse country has yet to produce one, just one, individual worthy of Washington's mantle.

What "Liberty/Liberté" Tells Us About Slavery, Black History, and Raw Nerves

Louise Mirrer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices
Louise Mirrer

Why has a work by the African-American artist Fred Wilson -- an installation piece that riffs on the topic by assembling authentic slave shackles, slave chains and Revolutionary-era icons -- been such a sore point with critics? We must have struck a raw nerve.

Romney Would Rank Among Richest Presidents Ever

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just how rich is Mitt Romney? Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that ...

Judge: Episcopal Church Should Regain Breakaway Va. Buildings

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 03.12.2012 | DC

FAIRFAX, Va. — The Episcopal Church should be restored as the owner of several historic churches in Virginia, a judge has ruled, years after the...

Lincoln and Douglass Would Be Angry

Alan Singer | Posted 03.06.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Life sized bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass stand at the entrances to the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) greeting visitor...

PHOTOS: Famous Painting Gets A New Version

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- One of America's most famous images, a painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River, got much of the story wrong: The America...

Founding Fathers: Washington and Ives

Albert Imperato | Posted 02.01.2012 | Books
Albert Imperato

In a strange twist of timing, I found myself reading Ron Chernow's new biography of George Washington at the same time that I just happened to be reading Jan Swafford's Charles Ives: A Life with Music.

The Reason We Have Thanksgiving? A Woman

Rebecca Price | Posted 01.22.2012 | Women
Rebecca Price

She was the Oprah of the 19th century. And for 17 years, Sarah Josepha Hale wrote five sitting Presidents to advocate for a national day of Thanksgiving.

Glenn Beck: GOP Hopeful 'Is The Next George Washington'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

Glenn Beck on his Monday radio show suggested Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum could be "the next George Washington." "If there is o...

America's First Political Sex Scandal: The Reynolds/Hamilton Affair

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the summer of 1791, Alexander Hamilton was the target of what a modern-day espionage novel would call a "honey trap," set by a blonde 23-year-old named Maria Reynolds.

'Do the British Really Have Bad Teeth?' and Other Teeth Myths

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I was asked the other day why the English people had bad teeth. Like you, I have definitely heard the stereotype. Here are my findings on a few "dental myths."

Artist Marries Beer With America's Founding Fathers

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts

The 'White Trash' Series by artist Kim Alsbrooks is a reminder of the Civil War and the history of class distinction. From George Washington on a ...

U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta's Refusal to Cut Pentagon Spending Puts America at Greater Risk

Michael Shank | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank

Refusal by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Members of Congress, and now the Super Committee, to cut US defense spending puts our country on a dange...