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The Second Amendment: Wrong Centerpiece for the Gun Debate

Controls on military-style weapons won't stop gun violence, but would say much about who we are as a people. Read More »

Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine by Thomas J. Craughwell

Founding Father Jefferson and his slave James Hemings go to France and bring back new culinary delights. Read More »

Born on the Fourth of July: An Ideal Worth Celebrating

The Declaration of Independence is a scripture for the American people. Read More »

Book Review: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic by Nadja Baer (Adapter), Nathan Lueth (Illustrator), Thomas Jefferson, et al

Nadja Baer's adaptation of the United States Constitution features the complete original text of the supreme law of these United States, and is packed with full-color illustrations. Read More »

Public Speaking Tips from Renowned Historical Figures

Famous speakers from Dale Carnegie to Jerry Seinfeld give their tips on public speaking. Read More »

Under Siege from the Radical Right: It’s Not All About the Economy

The radical right, in all its guises, pursue a full-frontal attack on progressive values. Read More »

American Idiocracy: A Rant

What will the U.S. political map look like after the mid-term elections? And what will it look like a decade from now? Read More »

The Tea Party vs. the Founding Fathers – the Christianity Issue

The Tea Party - the Nouveau Patriots - want to foist Christianity upon the nation because they think the Founding Fathers said so. Read More »

Book Review: Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1 – July 4, 1776 by William Hogeland

"Nine weeks after voters defeated American independence, in the nearest thing to a referendum on the issue that the country ever had, America declared independence anyway." — William Hogeland Read More »

Book Review: The Invention of Air: A Story Of Science, Faith, Revolution, And The Birth Of America by Steven Johnson

A dissertation on Priestly's scientific, theological, and educational ideas, how they affected the founders of the U.S. and how his activities are important today. Read More »