While Obama addresses the Congress in his State of the Union tonight, our nation will sit back and burn an estimated 115,000 tons of coal. Close to 250,000 tons of CO2 will be released from coal-fired plants during the hourlong presentation.
America pauses today, if but for a moment, in collective recognition that despite our differences and our problems, we have many reasons to be grateful. Law, thankfully, has little to do with Thanksgiving.
I started blogging about our country's "legal" holidays out of concern that, for many, these days were just another day off. Well, it turns out that the Christmas federal holiday is actually just that, legally at least.
Hamilton arrived in 1773 and began his stunning ascent in a whirlwind, epic tale of crisis and opportunity, from unclaimed son to Founding Father. Doesn't New York set the greatest stage for this kind of story?