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Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" to declare U.S. independence from Britain, yet he was also a lifelong slave owner who freed only nine of his more than 600 slaves during his lifetime.
Well, that didn't take long. Early in October, staffers from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History went through the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York's Zucotti Park collecting hand-made posters and other material to build up a record of the embryonic movement in case the protesters end up in the history books — and not just in jail for unlawful assembly and messing up public spaces.
Flag Day was probably just another Tuesday for most Americans, but for Mia Alfonso it was once-in-a-lifetime special: the day she became a U.S. citizen.
Simpler is always better, especially as it pertains to Fedzilla, whose mission is to complicate things to such a degree that ordinary Americans no longer understand how our government works or who it works for.
Welcome to Washington, one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world. America's Federal City is the seat of government as well as a city of monuments and memorials.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture named Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup Tuesday to design its new building on the Mall. The team was selected unanimously by a 10-member jury led by museum director Lonnie G. Bunch over five other finalists.