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Still Looking for Alexander

David O. Stewart | Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment
David O. Stewart

If good intentions and a lively imagination were all that counted, the documentary Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton would be a masterwork.

Playing Presidents: Good History vs. Good Drama and The Actor JFK (and Jackie) Wanted To Play Him

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 06.07.2011 | Media
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Whether filtered by an archivist, historian, editor, screenwriter, actor or director, perspective on the life of another person is ultimately subjective - and there's no group of people more highly susceptible to the subjective than the presidents.

The FaithFul Shopper: Spring for April Showers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Lovely soaps and lotions aren't just for getting clean and softening your skin -- this affordable luxury can provide a brief spa-like experience every day.

Closed Monday

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Neumark

Great Performances never closes.  During peak summer holiday weekends, we work; during the challenging months post 9/11, we gratefully worked; while ...

Google Ranking The Presidents

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Howard Steven Friedman

We find that the Google rankings of presidents corresponds very well to historians' rankings.

The Net Worth Of Every American President

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall St: George Washington,the nation's first President, was also one of the wealthiest men to hold the office. His Virginia plantation, "Mou...

George Washington vs. Barack Obama: A Question of Character

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Smaldino

I still have a strange sense of hope for change, but it is not coming from Barack Obama. Rather it is coming from public rumblings that I'm beginning ...

The 'Blackest Name' In America

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

George Washington's name is inseparable from America, and not only from the nation's history. It identifies countless streets, buildings, mountains, b...

Presidents And Providence

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

I find myself this Presidents' Day -- in the shadow of Egypt's overthrow of an undemocratic president of long standing -- as perplexed as ever on the matter of God's action in history.

The Right to Bear Arms for National Defense. Wrong!

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Last fourth of July, while sitting in the living room of my historic farm house in Lenox, Massachusetts, which was built by Elijah Northrup in 1770 ...

Trying to Thwart Change in the 13 Colonies and Egypt

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Julian Assange's great-great-great-great-grandmother reportedly released some explosive documents during the Revolutionary War that eerily remind us o...

We the People

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

We have lost our way and the Egyptian people in the streets of Cairo are shining a light for the world to see. If our President will not say it, then we must go to our proverbial rooftops and scream that freedom lives eternally.

America's History

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Langhart Cohen

We have a moral obligation to remember that truth, to prevent it from being twisted, disfigured or simply dropped as an unpleasant and insignificant part of our history. It is in our remembrance that freedom will continue to flourish.

The Inner Circle: Where's The Rest Of The Story?

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Novelist Brad Meltzer weaves a story of political intrigue, but his latest novel The Inner Circle feels like a story only half told.

Court Nullifies Election: Better Luck Next Time

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

If the Icelandic government decides to hold a second election for the Constitutional Convention, it is to be hoped that the powers-that-be go beyond simply tweaking the ballots and the voting booths.

The President's Greatest Secret

Brad Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Brad Meltzer

But the more times I read the letter, I quickly realized that what Bush had sent me was the greatest secret of the US Presidency.

You Are What You Know

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

In law, people may be found competent or incompetent to be accountable for criminal their behavior. With public officials, we are writing about crime in an attenuated sense.

Henry Kissinger: Moral Midget Destined for Obscurity

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

At key points in his ego-driven career, Henry Kissinger was confronted with a choice between power and moral principle. He chose power, and became a moral dwarf.

Best Nonfiction Books For Winning Family Arguments

npr.org | By Isabel Wilkerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's an annual holiday tradition, usually served after a few glasses of wine, but before the turkey is carved: the long, drawn-out debate about curren...

Barbados: The Good-Time Caribbean Island

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Tony resorts are plentiful, cultural and historical sites abound, a variety of accessible sports and superb restaurants mean you'll have a good time in Barbados.

Poison Ivy Leagues: Should America Look Elsewhere for Its Leaders?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

What do the disasters of George W. Bush, the Wall Street melt-down, and the poison of the Tea Party all have in common? Politicos and their puppet ma...

An Atheist's Thanksgiving Confessions

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Thanksgiving was a religious holiday for me just as it was for generations of American Christians. But God is no more at the heart of Thanksgiving than brutality is -- meaning both were, and both can be, but neither must be.

Thinking on George Washington and Barack Obama at Thankgiving

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Barack Obama could become the George Washington of a next era for the country -- but he's going to have to learn how to be less acquiescent to the political weather.

Hey George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, What Was Plan B?

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Hegedus

The popular definition of insanity is to keep repeating the same action over and over again expecting a different result. Tuesday's mid-term elections...

George Washington Orders All Californians to Legalize Pot

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Harvey Wasserman

Tom Jefferson preferred marijuana to tobacco, or to any other crop he grew. He wrote his wonderful Declaration on paper made from it. Ben Franklin built an entire mill that used hemp as its primary stock.