"Inalienable" or "unalienable"? Jefferson's drafts shows he wrote "inalienable." The parchment and printed versions use "unalienable."
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Male influence in a child's life is invaluable, irreplaceable and necessary for most of us. There, I said it.
"The British are coming! OMG! Wake up the militia! Sound the church bells! Update your Facebook status!"
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann spit out a few more bits of historical hogwash, including a fake George Washington prayer, to bash the president.
To date the Obamas' most noticeable change to their new home outside has been to install a de-luxe swing-set near the President's office. How have past administrations redecorated?
The most likely outcome of this whole business will be that nobody will be punished.
Success--will we ever really understand it? Probably not, but as long as we're on the topic, it wouldn't kill you to put on a pair of pants.
According to Mrs. Obama, the only thing still up in the air is the presidential pooch's name. What's in a name anyway?
What a political week it was. We watched as Obama addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time; defended his $787-billion stimulus plan; and presented his massive $3.6-trillion budget.
Yeah, ok, George Washington didn't actually eat the brains of his foes, but this video's pretty awesome anyway. We resurrected it to help you celebrat...
Hold on to your hats folks or at least your iPod earbuds, Martha Washington was actually a babe! Also, she avidly consumed Gothic romance novels. Me-ow!
In anticipation of President's Day, we are struck by how President Obama is not just leading in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln but also in the spirit of George Washington.
The mechanization of above-ground mountaintop removal has prevented a diverse economy and led to a decrease in coal mining jobs in some of the highest poverty stricken strip-mining areas.
It is time to end Hemp/Marijuana Prohibition. With Bush gone and a new generation taking charge, we may finally have a chance to do it.
Presidents come in various shapes and sizes, ages, disciplines and principles. But what many of them seem to have in common is their unwavering obsession with cleanliness...literally or figuratively.
Despite some very true and obvious comparisons between the two, I feel it's my duty to nip the coming onslaught of Washington/Obama comparisons in the bud.
Obama's inaugural address was a good speech, but not truly canonical. Nevertheless, the inaugural address contained many passages that will enter into the mystic chords of memory.
The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...
I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.
The Framers did not ask people to rise above self-interest but instead expected them to pursue it. Pitting interest against interest, as Madison put it, is a way of ensuring liberty.
Obama is our last best chance. He's worth laying it all on the line for. I say this as a former life-long Republican. I say this as the proud father of a Marine.
William H. Taft suffered from a condition probably most relevant to modern Americans - hyper-obesity. He weighed in at over 400 lbs. This condition caused hypersomnolence - he'd fall asleep mid-conversation, sometimes with foreign heads of state.
This is not an election about policy or vision, it's not about climate change, economic disparity, or war, no, clearly it's about what spiritual journey a child takes between the ages of 6 and 10.
The central issue in John Edwards downfall was his hypocrisy.
And thank God!
In our morally-relaxed universe, hypocrisy is still an unforgivable s...
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