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Run It Like a Business? Really?

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Let's stop trashing academic governance while exalting corporate governance as perfect. There's a need for governance reform in many businesses, and it all coalesces around innovation, speed to market, inclusion of those affected and ethics.

Washington Died In Office? Ten Shocking Rumors About The Founding Fathers

TruTV.com | Posted 06.22.2012 | Weird News

Sure, you've heard the rumor that Thomas Jefferson had an affair with one of his slaves. But did you know that George Washington may have been mur...

'Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Spin-Offs (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment

There's been a lot of talk about the upcoming "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" movie, not least of all because the premise sounds slightly absurd and...

UVA Board Blunder: What Would Jefferson Do?

Sean Donahue | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
Sean Donahue

The decision to force University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan's resignation has rightfully been met with anger and dismay, especially coming from a university that prides itself on trust and honor.

The Enlightenment Divides American Politics

William Bradley | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

There is no shortage of political divides in this era of angry politics. But one of the most fundamental of all is between those who favor the Enlightenment and those who oppose it.

Did Virginia Law Prevent Thomas Jefferson From Freeing His Slaves?

Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.

Nearly two centuries after his death, Thomas Jefferson continues to be the subject of competing claims about his public policy and his private beliefs. Public discussion has heightened lately due to the publication of evangelical writer David Barton's new book.

Many Americans Are Content With Early Death Due to Inactivity

Jill Lawson | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

Many of us know, yet few are willing to admit, that sitting, being sedentary, and living a computer-bound life lead to early death. These facts are so startling, yet there are still so many struggling with adopting an active lifestyle.

Fiat Lux, Willard!

William Bradley | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Romney really saying that the shutdown Solyndra plant is an aesthetic masterpiece, one of the greatest places in the world? Yeah, probably not.

Education in America Serves No Purpose Today

William E. White | Posted 07.21.2012 | Education
William E. White

Americans have forgotten the reason why we educate children in America. As a result our children, schools, communities, and the nation are suffering.

How Dishonest Is David Barton? You Ain't Even Gonna Believe This One!

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.17.2012 | Media
Chris Rodda

Yesterday I came across one particular lie from David Barton that is so incredible that I just have to share it. For anyone who's ever wondered just how far Barton will go, I think this one answers that question.

Virginia Is For Lovers, Civil War Buffs

CarsTravelFood | Posted 07.14.2012 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

In 1865, the site was the scene of the battle that ended the Petersburg Campaign and led to the evacuation of the Confederate capital, Richmond.

Take The Jefferson Quiz

Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.

Two centuries after Jefferson left the presidency, he is still the subject of competing claims about his public policy and private views, especially on religion and state.

Transform or Get Left Behind

Gary Hart | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

The younger generation's reaction to conservative-led stalemate is to consider our government irrelevant. That's a big mistake. You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you.

Pseudo-Historian David Barton's New Jefferson Book is a Load of Crap -- and a Bestseller

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.02.2012 | Books
Chris Rodda

My book will be out pretty fast because of the wonders of on-demand printing, but in the meantime, here is my video debunking most of the lies in Barton's chapter about Jefferson and the University of Virginia.

WATCH: David Barton Talks 'Jefferson Lies' And Faith In America On Daily Show

Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion

David Barton, an evangelical Christian activist and author, thinks the real Thomas Jefferson is in hiding. In his new book, "The Jefferson Lies," ...

Virginia Is For Wine Lovers

CarsTravelFood | Posted 04.28.2012 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

While "Virginia is For Lovers" has been the widely recognized ad slogan for 43 years, the state is also now fast becoming the destination for wine lovers.

LOOK: 'House & Home' At The National Building Museum

Posted 04.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- George Washington's idea of what makes a home might be different from yours. He probably didn't have a Farrah Fawcett poster hanging on ...

Citizen's Watch

Christopher Holshek | Posted 06.19.2012 | Media
Christopher Holshek

For all practical purposes, it's game on between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Get ready for an unprecedented deluge of TV ads and other media storms. So are we helpless in the face of this onslaught? Not necessarily.

State Dept., Florida Lawmakers Cited For Free Speech Violations

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — Enacting a law that bars doctors from discussing gun safety with their patients. Slicing the "f-word" from a designated free-spe...

The War On Religion: A View From The Trenches

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The claim by Republicans that there is a war on religion turns reality on its head and attempts to make victims out of perpetrators.

Don't Tweet on Me! The Founding Fathers and Twitter

Scott Shamberg | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Scott Shamberg

Imagine giving our Founding Fathers, some of the most learned and intelligent men in history, a tool like Twitter. Would humility win the day or would the draw of casting immediate stones outweigh etiquette?

Taking Its Place in History...

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

By week's end, America will have witnessed a deeply serious and probably quite revealing conversation about the Constitution and what it might mean 225 years after it was written.

Paul Krugman: Paranoia Over Gas Prices Strikes Deeper

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

Stop, hey, what’s that sound? Actually, it’s the noise a great political party makes when it loses what’s left of its mind. And it happened — ...

Civics Lessons from Our National Monuments

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.13.2012 | DC
Jerry Lanson

When, I wonder, will we as a nation truly listen to the words of our greatest leaders rather than merely posting them on memorial walls for posterity?

The U.S. Constitution: What If You Could Explain the Crafting of This Document in Less Than an Hour?

Kate Kelly | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
Kate Kelly

The United States Constitution is one of the most influential political documents of all time, and it is the cornerstone that supports our liberty. ...