Former plantations and estates, which once downplayed the role of slavery, have begun making the issue a central topic in their tours. In some cases, like that of former US President James Madison’s estate at Montpelier, program directors have incorporated videos that link the history of slavery to contemporary examples […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Porn star Stormy Daniels‘ allegations of an affair with President Donald Trump are some of the most salacious to be made against a president. Daniels, an adult film star whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had an affair with Trump at a Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tournament in […]
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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 […]
Mount Rushmore has a hidden room that’s closed to the public. Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor behind the monument, was w orried that over time his work would lose significance. He proposed a secret room behind Abraham Lincoln’s hairline that would contain details of the work done on the mountain and […]
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[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 […]
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.
[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 […]