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Washington's Homemade Records: George Smallwood

Why Hyattsville soul man George Smallwood is one of the D.C. area's best-kept music secrets. [ more › ]

[VIDEO] Flintlock Pistol That May Not Have Been Fired Since George Washington Was Alive Has Retired Teacher Facing PRISON

Hey, New Jersey Police Department, how about a bit of discretion when implementing laws regarding your citizens? This should be filed under ‘R’ for ridiculousness: A New Jersey man has

Kings trade Ramon Sessions to Wizards for Andre Miller

The backup point guards are swapped, reuniting Miller and George Karl in Sacramento and giving Washington a younger No. 2 point guard. The Kings have agreed to trade reserve point guard Ramon Sessions to the Wizards in exchange for Andre...Show More Summary

Keeping the intangibles

According to a collectors' blog, there was a talk today at the George Washington Law School in Washington by Charles Cronin (University of Southern California Law School) on "the intersection between Cultural Property and Intellectual Property law" with his proposal on how cultural property claims can be resolved. Show More Summary

Kerr: Law Faculty Productivity Over Time

The Volokh Conspiracy: Law Faculty Productivity Over Time, by Orin Kerr (George Washington): It’s generally understood that faculty productivity declines over time. The common wisdom is that professors write up a storm to get tenure; they then write somewhat less mid-career; and they don’t do much writing at all when...

Happy Presidents' Day

last weekHumor : Kottke.org

On the intersection of Presidents' Day and Black History Month, Erica Armstrong Dunbar highlights an uncomfortable truth about George Washington: he was a proud and fervent slave owner. During the president's two terms in office, the Washingtons relocated first to New York and then to Philadelphia. Show More Summary

Washington Monument measures slightly shorter on Presidents Day

Patriots stood tall for America on Monday in celebration of George Washington’s birthday. But the monument that bears his name measured about 10 inches smaller than had been thought.

Washington Monument: The The George Washington Tribute Shrinking?

The Washington Monument will be “shorten” than it was originally crafted, after renovations are complete. Federal government surveyors announced on Monday that the official height of the Washington Monument on the capital’s National Mall has been reduce by approximately nearly 10 inches. Show More Summary

Read some of George Washington’s most inspirational sayings

last weekNews : The Raw Story

This month marks the 283rd birthday of George Washington, the U.S.’s first and perhaps most famous president. Born in 1732 to a Virginia plantation family, Washington went on the become one of the leaders of the American Revolution and was sworn in as the new nation’s first president on April 30...

Presidents Day News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

At George Washington's Mount Vernon, the only people who hear much about his vast slave holdings are those who take the "Slavery Tour The Zinn Education Project says it's time to tell the truth about slavery at Mount Vernon. But is she listening? Brave souls face absurdly cold Hoboken weather to say 'Run Warren Run'. Show More Summary

Nation Honors George Washington on Presidents' Day Holiday

Many government offices and services, and also some businesses, will be closed Monday as the nation celebrates Presidents' Day, originally known as "Washington's Birthday," in honor of the first U.S. President George Washington.

How the Revolution Forged Washington

George Washington entered the Revolution as a member of Virginia’s planter aristocracy who still toasted the king. He emerged at its end thinking of himself as American.

Inspiring quotes on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from every US president

Monday is President's day, when we honor those who have held America's top civilian office. These leaders probably had the toughest job in the world. Here are a few of the things they learned from it. George Washington 1789-1797 "Associate...Show More Summary

George Washington: father of our country; symbol of its presidency

(Paul Mirengoff) In simpler times, the holiday we will celebrate tomorrow was called “Washington’s Birthday.” In truly simple times, it was celebrated on February 22 (the actual birth date) rather than on the third Monday of February. Show More Summary

A year ago on Unclutterer

2014 Essential gear for traveling with young childrenWith the Z 2010 Ask Unclutterer: Credit card clutterReader April asks how to control her credit card clutter that is overwhelming her. George Washington: Simplicity seekerGeorge Washington’s...Show More Summary

"Hamilton": A Hip-Hop Musical

The new off-Broadway musical Hamilton is pure genius. Don’t take my word for it: the show about Alexander Hamilton—George Washington’s aide-de-camp during the American Revolution, primary author of the Federalist Papers, and the nation’s first Treasury secretary—is becoming a cultural phenomenon. Show More Summary

Thomas Jefferson, hypocrite. Robert 'Councillor' Carter, emancipator.

Robert Carter III of Nomini Hall, Virginia Every time I have to hear yet another paean to the Founding Fathers, or see George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as graven images on Mount Rushmore, I think of the blood, backs, and bones of those enslaved black people they built their wealth on—some of whom were my ancestors—and I want to puke. Show More Summary

Justices Ginsburg And Scalia: A Perfect Match Except For Their Views On The Law

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The two justices — sometimes called the Odd Couple of the Supreme Court — have been friends for decades. They shared their disagreements and affection at an evening at George Washington University.

Justice Antonin Scalia: 'Don't Paint Me As Anti-gay'

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Discussing his views on gay rights alongside Ruth Bader Ginsburg at George Washington University Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia bristled at the notion that he comes across as "anti-gay". The Washington Blade reports: “The issue of gay rights, on...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn't "100% sober" during the State of the Union.

2 weeks agoHumor : Happy Place

Being on the Supreme Court means no one can judge you. Mr. President, you smell so good. (Getty) During a talk at George Washington University, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed comments that she appeared to be dozing off during President Obama's recent State of the Union address. Show More Summary

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