The legacy of Thomas Jefferson, our nation’s third president, presents a complicated narrative when seen from the hindsight of two subsequent centuries of progress. How can it be that the same man who penned the almighty words “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights” could also, over the course of his lifetime, own hundreds of enslaved blacks at his estate but 120 miles from the nation’s capital?
The Washington Times spent a weekend in Oklahoma City to experience its cuisine, its culture, its history and its ever-evolving present. What I found amazed, inspired and upended any preconceived notion I brought along with me to the 46th state to enter the union.
The national U.S. Air Force museum plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ stunning attack on Japan with the only one of the 80 airmen who’s still alive.
Thousands of people lined the streets Thursday amid heavy security including bomb-sniffing dogs and portable radiation detectors as iconic inflatable balloons, costumed characters and clowns floated, marched and danced their way through New York City for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
A 168-foot-tall Kansas waterslide on which a state lawmaker’s 10-year-old son was killed last summer will be demolished once the unfolding investigation of the tragedy is finished, the water park’s operators said.