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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Jefferson
Striker Fred has been added to Brazil's squad for its last friendly before the World Cup team is announced, and Ronaldinho remains unwanted.
Forward Fred has been added to Brazil's roster for next week's exhibition game at South Africa while omitting former star Ronaldinho.
The most important president in America may not be Barack Obama, who chases golfing dreams in drought-stricken California while we pause this holiday to honor giants like Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Reagan.
Wisconsin Republicans took the first steps Tuesday toward calling for a convention of states to craft a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, passing a resolution calling for the convention out of committee.
A rose by another other name would still smell as sweet, and South Dakota would still retain its frontier character even if the plains weren't stacked with towns named Eureka, Volga and Iroquois or counties called Bon Homme, Brule and Butte.
Nelson Mandela was an important man, a public man of native gravitas, certainly a patient man, and maybe a great man as our age measures greatness. It's too soon to know. We'll have to wait until we can get Mandela without the tears.
By A.D. 200, the Roman republic was a distant memory. Few citizens of the global Roman Empire even knew of their illustrious ancestors. Something likewise both depressing and encouraging is happening to the United States
The author of this lively, probing but somewhat problematic book brings an impressive set of professional qualifications to his enterprise. Dr. John J. Ross practices medicine in Boston and is a professor at Harvard Medical School, so he brings a level of medical knowledge that most others writing about the lives of writers do not possess.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday informed the the University of Virginia's governing board that he will ask for the entire board's resignation Wednesday if members do not decide whether or not to reinstate ousted President Teresa Sullivan on Tuesday.
"Moving forward" is suddenly everybody's cliche in a city that thrives on political cliches, but there's another Washington that looks to the past - or at least a commemoration of the past - and how we pay homage to the men who shaped the nation's destiny.
After Virginia's Senate Education and Health Committee passed a bill requiring women to undergo ultrasound imaging before having an abortion, Sen. Janet D. Howell went back to her hotel room, admittedly angry.
The Chevy Chase neighborhood in the District offers easy access to two of the city's most beloved amenities: Politics & Prose bookstore and the Avalon movie theater.
The much-ballyhooed filming of Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln epic starring Daniel Day-Lewis has been underway in Richmond for some time. For those in and around Capitol Square, it's hard not to notice, what with all the actors milling around in 19th-century garb.
In a book due out Thursday, eminent scholars say it's unlikely that Thomas Jefferson fathered Sally Hemings' children, disputing a decade's worth of conventional wisdom that the author of the Declaration of Independence sired offspring with one of his slaves.
Andrea Wulf, a British horticultural historian, is one of those rare and talented writers with a distinctive narrative voice. Just as in "The Brother Gardeners" (2009), she infuses her text with such liveliness, grace and original scholarship that the reader happily follows the author at a brisk trot wherever she may lead.
"We will rise above this one, if we embrace the line in Scripture that says 'whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant.'
'whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant.'