By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
As the young United States spiraled toward its worst domestic crisis -- the Civil War -- its men of letters were fighting for their position on the world cultural stage. This battle, thankfully with no expense of human life, was unequivocally successful.
Philip Roth, 79 and looking fit in recent photographs, has said that after looking back on his long and prolific career he decided he had written enough. The novel "Nemesis," published in 2010, apparently will be his last.
Only Americans of a certain age remember what the holiday on the third Monday in February is all about. I asked a few high-school students the other day what it is, exactly, we celebrate with Presidents Day. One young man suggested it was about selling used cars, since there are so many newspaper advertisements and television commercials announcing "birthday sales."
Nothing says Washington quite like the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Nathaniel Hawthorne once noted: "The Willard Hotel more justly could be called the center of Washington than either the Capitol or the White House or the State Department." Located just a block from the White House in the heart of the nation's capital, the Willard has housed or hosted U.S. presidents for a century and a half, beginning with Franklin Pierce in 1853. The Lincoln family stayed there in the week leading up to his inauguration; Richard Nixon used the Willard for his national campaign headquarters.
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