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One Year Ago Today, the 'Least Credible History Book in Print' was Published

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Chris Rodda

One year ago today, on April 10, 2012, a new book hit the shelves -- David Barton's The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson.

Conformity Is the Enemy: From Groupthink to Diversity

Michael Roth | Posted 05.31.2013 | College
Michael Roth

Conformity, whether rationalized or simply imposed, undermines our government, our press, and our educational systems. We've had to learn some hard lessons about this in the last 10 years. Surely one of them is that we must defend diversity as a tool for innovation and for responsible decision-making.

'Auction Kings': Man Brings In Thomas Jefferson's Desk

Posted 03.15.2013 | TV

Owner Paul Brown was absolutely stunned by an item that walked into his auction house on "Auction Kings." Todd brought in an old family heirloom, but ...

Heroes for Different Times

Michael Drew | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Michael Drew

We change our heroes. Or the times change, and those we looked up to or admired may seem different in the light of a different day, a different age

Ideology Won't Solve Our Problems

Dan Morgan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Dan Morgan

The sequester that took effect March 1 is a case in point. Some House Republicans have called it the Tea Party's biggest success to date. But a success for whom?

Abolish It: It's Our Right

Carl Gibson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

It's obvious to anyone paying attention at this point that this current government doesn't give a damn about anyone who isn't buying influence in Wash...

Who's Got the Social Inventions?

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

Are there, in short, social inventions that would allow us to dis-identify from a dysfunctional pattern and to identify instead with ways that will work?

Why Liberal Education Matters -- A Lecture in Beijing

Michael Roth | Posted 02.26.2013 | College
Michael Roth

Will pragmatic liberal education instigate skillful and compassionate strategies -- here and abroad -- for addressing our most pressing challenges?

Was Jefferson For Jesus?­­­ Our Founding Father's Religious Resume

Robert Orlando | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Jefferson, much the deist, held to the idea of a "designer" to explain the scientific origin of the universe. Enlightenment thinkers called this designer the "great clockmaker," but he was not the same God that interceded in the cosmos.

A Recovering Politician's Jeffersonian Vision

Ryan Filkil | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Ryan Filkil

On Wednesday morning at the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson's hallowed Grounds, John Kerry gave his first speech as Secretary of State. He began by asking, "Why Cabell Hall instead of Kabul?"

6 'Black Presidents' Before Barack Obama

Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

Barack Obama is widely known as the United States' first black president. But is he really the country's first African-American commander-in-chief? ...

Presidents Day and Purim

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Presidents Day rarely falls in the same week as Purim, and it won't again for almost 40 years (in 2051 -- take my word for it). But these two seemingly disparate holidays have much in common.

A Speech That Speaks to Our Progressive Traditions

Mike Lux | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

To my friends who are cynical, who say it is just a speech, just words, I would argue that if you look at America's history, words matter.

Jeffersonian Dinners Create Transformative Connections

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 03.22.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

As a result of the dinners, vibrant networks and passionate partners have been created for these causes. Here are a few ground rules that help these dinners succeed.

President Obama's Religious Freedom Day Proclamation

Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion

The White House issued the following proclamation from President Barack Obama on the occasion of Religious Freedom Day 2013: Foremost among the ri...

How Thomas Jefferson Set The Groundwork For The Separation Of Church And State

J. Brent Walker | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
J. Brent Walker

Jefferson's radical Virginia statute created a vital marketplace for religion that must be based on voluntary belief, not government assistance.

Why Religious Invocations at Presidential Inaugurations?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Many of our framers, the chief architects of the United States Constitution, most clearly did not have these measures in mind.

Make a Stronger Case for Your Cause by Being Civil and Well-Informed

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2013 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

How can we elevate the discourse? We can commit to forming opinions steeped in experience and knowledge, as well as maintaining an openness to explore and respect all sides of an issue.

WATCH: The Device That Lets Obama Sign Documents From Thousands Of Miles Away

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.04.2013 | Technology

On Wednesday evening President Obama signed Congress' new fiscal cliff bill into law while on vacation in Hawaii. Just how did the POTUS accomplish th...

A History of the World in Rolling Stones Concerts

Jerry Adler | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held at Madison Square Garden, many of the same top musicians came together to raise money for those suffering from Superstorm Sandy.

After Sandy Hook, What Will Really Change in America?

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Lauren Brown Jarvis

As we continue the eventual roll off that fiscal cliff due to congressional grandstanding and gridlock, it feels ludicrous to think Congress will be willing to come together and get this right.

How the Crown Princess Nanny Could Help Us Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

Maxim Thorne | Posted 02.09.2013 | Business
Maxim Thorne

The CEO leaders' focus on the federal budget deficit borders on compulsive obsession and illogically ignores the opportunity to borrow more to put more Americans to work, to strengthen, grow and build our country.

Great leadership books in 2012

Tom Fox | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

For the federal leaders on your holiday shopping list, here are some of my favorite leadership books from 2012. Each book offers keen insights into ma...

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

The 'Agonizing Spasms' of Election Day

William E. White | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
William E. White

Effective citizens are sophisticated consumers of information. They ask hard questions about the issues facing their community, state, and nation. All of these behaviors are learned, not innate.