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What should we think of America now?

On Wednesday, armed insurrectionists – goaded on by the president – rushed the US Capitol in an effort to slow the democratic process. For some of those trying to make sense of it, this is an America they don’t recognise. That’s part of the problem. This is an opinion column. […]
What should we think of America now?
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Direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson calls for the third president’s memorial in Washington to be replaced with one to Harriet Tubman

Thomas Jefferson’s direct descendant is calling for the Washington, DC, memorial dedicated to the third president to be taken down. Lucian K. Truscott IV wrote that Jefferson’s memorial should be replaced with one to Harriet Tubman. Truscott’s calls for his ancestor’s memorial to be replaced come amid a nationwide conversation […]
Direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson calls for the third president’s memorial in Washington to be replaced with one to Harriet Tubman
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The complete history of the US State of the Union address

The State of the Union address has a long, interesting history that dates back to President George Washington. The address derives from the US Constitution, but the language is vague, so different presidents have put their own spin on it. Now the State of the Union largely serves as an […]
The complete history of the US State of the Union address
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5 legendary political bromances that shaped US history

Politicians have alliances and rivalries in their own political parties, across the aisle, and with other leaders across the world. But some take their allegiance to a different level. A select few enter the realm of bromance. From rivals to best buddies, here are five of the greatest political bromances […]
5 legendary political bromances that shaped US history
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We can thank FDR for the word ‘iffy’ and Trump for ‘fake news’ — here are 13 words US presidents brought into everyday English

US presidents have had a major impact on the English language. Presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump have helped introduce words into our speech. Some of the words presidents helped popularise include “mulligan,” “sugarcoat,” and even “OK.” For as long as the United States has existed, Americans have paid […]
We can thank FDR for the word ‘iffy’ and Trump for ‘fake news’ — here are 13 words US presidents brought into everyday English
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The top 20 presidents in US history, according to historians

Abraham Lincoln was voted the best president in US history in a survey. Nearly 100 historians and biographers rated 43 US presidents on 10 qualities of presidential leadership. Notable best presidents include George Washington at No. 2, Thomas Jefferson at No. 7, and Barack Obama at No. 12. It should […]
The top 20 presidents in US history, according to historians
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Glenn Beck Is Publishing A Controversial Book About Thomas Jefferson

[credit provider=”Screengrab”] Evangelical author David Barton’s controversial Thomas Jefferson book, which was dropped by its publisher for inaccuracies last week, may have found a new home with Glenn Beck.Barton’s book, The Jefferson Lies, purports to “correct the distorted image of a once-beloved founding father”, arguing that Jefferson was an orthodox […]
Glenn Beck Is Publishing A Controversial Book About Thomas Jefferson
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The Founding Fathers LOVED The Lottery

Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is up over $500 million—the biggest lottery prize ever. Whether you call it the poor man’s dream, a casino without walls, or a tax on the stupid, the lottery has deep and widespread roots. Here’s a look at three quick stories about the numbers game.
The Founding Fathers LOVED The Lottery
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Here’s What Thomas Jefferson Thought About Banks

[credit provider=”Wikimedia”] Via Forbes:“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies,” Jefferson wrote. “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around (these […]
Here’s What Thomas Jefferson Thought About Banks