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Form Follows Dysfunction: The Enduring Legacy of a Strategic Failure

Paul Gunther | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Besides some failed emblem of American exceptionalism shining brightly abroad, it seems reasonable to conclude that national security and its according intelligence tools were and remain the principle role for such a massive presence abroad.

Two Of Three Secession Measures Defeated In Northern California

AP | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Voters in a Northern California county have defeated a measure calling for the creation of a 51st state named Jefferson, in...

David Lohr

Teen Jailed 13 Days ... Over A Pocketknife

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.10.2014 | Crime

A high school senior in Ohio is facing felony charges after officials at the technical school he was attending for firefighter training searched his v...

Muslims: WWJD (What Would Jefferson Do?)

Kelly James Clark | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

While Jefferson may not be the best personal model of religious liberty, or liberty simpliciter, we can be grateful to live in a society where his grand idea was planted (though it is taking centuries to blossom). It is now our task to turn Jefferson's promise into reality: to see American Muslims as full US citizens with the right to free conscience and freedom from persecution.

Why Our Politics Don't Work Any More

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

OK, so the latest Republican-manufactured crisis is finally over. But we're on warning that they could do it all over again in just three months. Which gets us to the question of why our government is so dysfunctional.

Change Our Story: How Much Is Enough?

Peter Buffett | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Peter Buffett

I keep coming back to the question, "how much is enough?" Now you may think that's a pretty ironic question coming from the son of one of the richest people in the world. But actually, it might just make me an expert on the subject.

Lincoln: Spielberg's Glimpse Into America's Design Foundations

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Paul Gunther

He above all would acknowledge the transcendence of profound classical language as symbolic of abiding American purpose befitting the founders' most basic intent even in ways contemporaneously inconceivable like abolition.

Common Grounds and Common Sense

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We do not need a Church of America: what the founding fathers knew in 1776 holds true in 2011. In spite of right-wing Christian rhetoric to the contrary, that we are a secular nation cannot be denied.

11 True Presidential Spin-Offs of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Nicholas Ferroni

With the recent success of shows like Ancient Aliens and films such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, it's safe to assume that nothing is off limits...

5 Reasons to Stop Questioning The President's Faith

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.20.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

If a bunch of loose correlations are enough to call Mr. Obama a Muslim, then you might as well declare Thomas Jefferson to be a Muslim too!

Republican Misreading Of The Declaration Of Independence

Denis Lacorne | Posted 03.31.2012 | Religion
Denis Lacorne

It is pointless to refer to a God or a Creator in the founding document of the American democracy, since the only source of all legitimate authority is "We the People."

Battleground North Carolina: Democratic Women Fired Up!

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Recognizing that women's rights will take a devastating hit if Republicans return to power in 2012, Democratic women are rising to face the challenge.

After Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Meaning of Repeal to America

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

"Don't ask, don't tell" -- the policy and even the mere phrase -- says much about who we are as Americans. What we do in its wake will help shape what it means to be an American in the twenty-first century -- well beyond the rise and fall of this bizarre and convoluted law.

Great News for The Economy: Obama's Staff Is Getting Rich!!

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Obama has more staff than George W. Bush did; and he pays his staff much more than Bush ever did also.

America's New Isolationism

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Should we exert force abroad for the national interest? (And how do we define national interest?) When and where should we use force for a humanitarian cause? Or should the U.S. withdraw from the international theater to focus on challenges at home?

Secular Coalition Asks Newt Gingrich to Respect America's Secular Heritage

Sean Faircloth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Faircloth

Mr. Gingrich, if you want to prove yourself worthy of our nation's highest office, it would very wise for you to not only acknowledge America's rich secular heritage -- but affirm our historic and constitutional responsibility to defend it.

Stewart Rally -- Why It Was Vastly Bigger Than The Beck Event

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

If there's one thing that's certain about the Jon Stewart rally it's that the attendance has been grossly under-counted. This is not just sour grapes...

The Only Surprises Are the History We Do Not Know

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

America is currently locked in one of its recurring half-century battles over the size of banks. Once more, we see Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton going head-to-head; once more, Hamilton is winning.

Jefferson man accused of impersonating police officer, pointing handgun at youths

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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JEFFERSON -- A township man has been accused of impersonating a police officer and pointing a handgun at three young people at a park, police said...

Jefferson charges 'father-son team' with pot production

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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JEFFERSON -- Police said they confiscated 28 marijuana plants, many more than 5-feet tall, last Thursday from a "father-son team" who turned their...

Introducing the America Bowl: What's Better -- Our Presidents or Super Bowls?

Don Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don Steinberg

Which have been better? Our Super Bowl games? Or our presidents? Finally, with my crazy new project called America Bowl, we'll find out.

Emerging GOP Theme: Nullification

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The code words change over time (from "nullification" to "states' rights" to Pawlenty's "state sovereignty"), but the idea is the same -- we retain the right to ignore any laws we don't feel like following.

Pursuing Happiness: Surprising Facts About the Declaration

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

No, Taco Bell did not buy the rights to the Liberty Bell -- that was a very successful April Fools Day joke. (Yes, they got me.)

Why I Don't Care About Edward's Affair

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

I know it's un-American, but I don't give one iota (the ninth and smallest letter of the Greek alphabet and thus slang for ONE BIT) whom John Edwards is screwing.