For years, the Thomas Sully painting of George Washington on the banks of the Delaware River hung in a modern art section in the Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The masterpiece, depicting Washington's 1776 crossing during the American Revolution, often got dirty, did not sit in its original frame and typically received curious glances from visitors wondering what the piece was doing there.
The public is getting a rare opportunity to see some of New York state's most significant artifacts, including the documents that first exposed Benedict Arnold as a traitor and an original handwritten draft of George Washington's Farewell Address.
Don't assume all conservatives will surrender to “budget hawk”-inspired isolationism. However, conservatives strongly believe in accountability.
If NPR station manager Caryn Mathes had her way, the upcoming midterm elections would be meaningless. And if President Obama's pre-election analysis of his party's troubles is correct, there is no reason why it shouldn't be irrelevant. For America's ruling class, the scariest day of the year isn't Halloween, but Tuesday - the day we all dress up as American citizens and cast our ballots.
This is your brain on Armani? Whether Jon Stewart likes it or not, his "Restore Sanity" parody rally at the national Mall on Saturday has attracted political agendas.
Change is coming to Washington, and there's hope on the horizon that America will ensnare the big-government colossus that's consuming our wealth and curtailing our liberty. But even after next week's elections, the temptation of pay-to-play politics, in which career officeholders sell access to the public till, will remain a threat. It's time to address the crisis of out-of-control government by imposing term limits on members of Congress who overstay their welcome on Capitol Hill.
What would George Washington think if he could see the latest travails in America's mortgage fiasco? Washington, as I recall from my grade-school history reading, was a trained property surveyor, which would have made him familiar with a process that is critical in determining ownership of a home.
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At least once every generation someone writes another "major" biography of George Washington. Predictably, each new book claims to be the seal of the prophets, the one that finally reveals the "real" George Washington as we have never seen him