By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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During awards season, the short-film nominees are never given the same attention as the best picture contenders or the gossip about who’s wearing whom. Yet, brevity is an art and deserves a look. This week, catch screenings of the Academy Award nominees for the best live action, animated and documentary shorts at area movie theaters, where screenings will group the five nominees in each category together.
This week, catch screenings of the Academy Award nominees for the best live action, animated and documentary shorts at area movie theaters, where screenings will group the five nominees in each category together.
If getting dressed up to go to a crowded bar with the entire city isn't your idea of a special evening, then Washington's Woolly Mammoth Theatre has the answer for a unique New Year's Eve.
I tried to do what Steven Spielberg should have done, and that's channel Frederick Douglass for a view on Abraham Lincoln and the federal city.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum's new exhibition, "The Civil War and American Art," which opens today, has two stars. One is the enslaved black American; the other is Winslow Homer.
For the District of Columbia, deprived of a vote in Congress, the U.S. Capitol remains a bitter place — but city residents finally are getting representation, of a sort.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would move the District of Columbia's statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass to the U.S. Capitol.
It was apparent early on in the Civil War that the newly emerging railroads, suddenly "annihilating" time and distance, would be pivotal to victory or defeat. Some historians have relegated the railroads to secondary importance in the war. Not William G. Thomas.
America certainly is a house divided — and the irony is that we are divided because we have the right to exercise unparalleled freedom and the pursuit of happiness as we see fit for ourselves and our families, yet we view race as a divisive issue.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney turns 65 on Monday. Frequently attired in jeans and shirtsleeves, Mr. Romney is not embracing geezerhood, though he has 16 grandchildren. Neither is Rep. Ron Paul, 76, who would rather be pedaling a Cannondale bike; Rick Santorum, 53, who has a 3-year-old child; or Newt Gingrich, 68, who cultivates the dynamic statesman look with perfectly tailored suits.
New York City's oldest museum reopens to the public on Friday following a three-year, $65 million renovation.
New York City's oldest museum has shed its vault-like exterior for a luminous facade that invites the public to peer in, explore its vast treasures and experience them like never before through loads of new and fun interactive features.
What do you get when you mix an incumbent D.C. Council member, the 26-year-old son of a former city lawmaker and an anti-gang activist who suddenly switches to the party of Ronald Reagan?
This letter serves as a rebuttal to Deborah Simmons' Friday column "Statehood activists' silly games make their cause laughable" (Culture). When Miss Simmons called the District's fight for democracy a "silly waste of time," "gimmickry" and "a fat chance," she insulted the nearly 600,000 Washingtonians who are denied voting rights.
Nearly 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the greatest speeches in American history. Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before thousands assembled, King, with his characteristic vigor, shared his dream for America.
Click on the image of the book's cover and you will find a variety of sub-categories: People in the book (from Lincoln himself to abolitionist Frederick Douglass), places identified, songs mentioned ("The Star-Spangled Banner," `'La Marseillaise"), newspapers cited.