A series of decision points for Thein Sein will soon tell whether Burma means business: Will the military-dominated Constitution be liberalized to allow more inclusion? Will cease-fires with ethic groups be honored? Will more political prisoners be released?
Professors at George Washington University support adding President Obama to Mt. Rushmore. Katherine Rodriguez of The College Fix has the story.
(Guest post by Joel from Save Outside the Box) Want to go do something really fun but you’re just flat out broke? I’ve been there. Here are some options that’ll only set you back a single George Washington for those of you that are monetarily challenged, or just cheap as hell. 1. Attend a major league baseball game. What!? That’s possible? Oh yes. America’s pastime [...]
Actress Kerry Washington delivers inspirational commencement speech at her alma mater George Washington University. Women, Action, Media pens open letter to Facebook for their refusal to remove misogynistic pages making fun of violence against women.
Over the past two weeks, George Washington University’s National Security Archive group has begun to release some remarkably interesting archival documents on the war scare generated by the 1983 Able Archer exercises. The Western exercises,...Show More Summary
The British are coming! And winning. Stephen Brumwell has won the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize for his biography of the first president, George Washington: Gentleman Warrior (Quercus). A historian who was born in Portsmouth, England, and now lives in Amsterdam, Brumwell received the … Continue reading ?
(Scott Johnson) Writing from memory yesterday morning, I recalled the role George Will had played as National Review’s Washington columnist during Watergate. I was faithfully reading the magazine in 1973 and 1974, and I think I was remembering...Show More Summary
Here's another extraordinary document release from Nate Jones of the National Security Archive at George Washington University. His research details, for the first time publicly, the NATO nuclear command post exercise called Able Archer, which was the culmination of a months-long effort to test NATO ground and air warfighting capabilities in Europe. Show More Summary
Four peregrine falcon chicks, born three weeks ago atop the George Washington Bridge in Manhattan, were fitted with their official tracking bands on Tuesday, before they are old enough to fly the coop. Their specially built nesting box is located just six feet below the bridge&r …
The results of a new study led by George Washington University Professor Tianshu Li provide direct computational evidence that nucleation of ice in small droplets is strongly size-dependent, an important conclusion in understanding water's behavior at the nanoscale. Show More Summary
Today in the Washington Post, he writes: Not since George Wallace, perhaps, has an Alabamian taken as passionate a stand for a lost cause as the one Jeff Sessions is taking now. Bipartisan immigration legislation is making its way inexorably through the Senate Judiciary Committee. Show More Summary
Dana Milbank of the Washington Post compared Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to Jim Crow-era segregationist (Democrat) Alabama governor George Wallace: "Not since George Wallace, perhaps, has an Alabamian taken as passionate a stand for aShow More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Having lived through the Watergate scandal and the impeachment of President Nixon, I recall that one conservative journalist stood out from the pack. As the Washington columnist for National Review, George Will regularly exposed the Nixon administration’s lines of defense as the lies that they were. Show More Summary
We took a late afternoon run through Theodore Roosevelt Island Sunday, mainly to let the kids blow off some energy, but also to check out the National Park Service's new trash strategy along all the parks of the George Washington parkway: that is, no trash cans. Show More Summary
This just in today from George Washington University… The School of Media and Public Affairs has announced the hires of three new faculty members who will “significantly expand the school’s expertise and scholarship in key media andShow More Summary
Kerry Washington stands on stage to receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from George Washington University on Sunday (May 19) in Washington, DC. The 36-year-old actress was all smiles as her parents joined her for the ceremony. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kerry Washington “Today @kerrywashington receives an honorary doctorate. So [...]
It's got to be the beard. Or perhaps the stovepipe hat (which may actually be a fake). Or his poetry. Or his vampire-fighting prowess. But there's no argument that Lincoln is hot (much to the consternation of the Lincoln haters), as this Bizarro comic from Dan Piraro illustrated. Previously on Neatorama: A Few Things You Might Not Have Known About Abraham Lincoln
Sotheby's New York is hosting an auction that includes the most signed books by George Washington to come to a single auction in over a century. See highlights from the sale here in Chicago this Monday and Tuesday at Sotheby's Chicago offices. [ more › ]
Other than George Washington, George Washington Carver, Washington Irving, or Martha Washington, who’d be the best Washington to give the commencement address to the Class of ‘13 at George Washington University? Kerry Washington, of course, who is not only a GW alum, but also plays a D.C. insider on television. Read more...
PRESIDENT OBAMA: You are the mantle of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington and Ralph Bunche and Langston Hughes and George Washington Carver and Ralph Abernathy and Thurgood Marshall and, yes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These men were many things to many people and they knew full well the role that racism played in their life. Show More Summary