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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. ...

Should Public Policy Conform to "God's Law"?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Dana Radcliffe

Since we are a religiously diverse country where freedom of religion is a fundamental right, it is clearly inadequate for the leader to respond that such practices can properly be banned because they violate God's law (as he interprets it).

George Washington's Biggest Critic

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.21.2012 | Media
Chris Weigant

When Washington died, the phrase which spread the country was: "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen." While this may be almost universally true today, it was not when the man held office.

PHOTOS: American Presidents, They Are Often Immigrants Too

Posted 02.21.2012 | Latino Voices

This year, President’s Day celebration is filled with irony. We celebrate the nation's leaders at a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric, harsh ant...

The Presidents Who Owned Slaves

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor | Posted 04.21.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

Eight of our early presidents, beginning with George Washington, owned slaves during their tenure in the nation's highest office.

The Founding Gardeners and Their Love of Nature

Linda Buzzell | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Madison were all obsessively in love with their own gardens, farms, plants and the enthralling natural vistas of the new nation.

Presidents' Day 2012: A Progressive Walk on the National Mall

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 04.18.2012 | DC
Harvey J. Kaye

Take a walk on the National Mall, the public space at the heart of the nation's capital where we celebrate who we are, the place where we proclaim what it means to be an American.

New Exhibit Explores Thomas Jefferson's Slave Ownership

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.25.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" to declare U.S. independence from Britain, yet he was also a lifelong slave owner who...

New Smithsonian Exhibit Explores Jefferson's Slave Ownership

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" to declare U.S. independence from Britain, yet he was also a lifelong slave owne...

The Next President Will Be a Liar

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Regardless of whether the next president is a Republican or Democrat, whether it's Barack Obama or Mitt Romney or any other of the Republican frontrunners, one thing is guaranteed: he will lie.