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George Washington’s Farewell Address: A ‘Warning Against the Impostures of Pretended Patriotism’

17 hours agoNews : Truthdig

On Independence Day, Truthdig reprints the farewell address of the first president of the United States against official claims that mass domestic surveillance is needed to ensure U.S. security.

Replica of historic war ship Hermione docks in New York

America's Revolutionary War was raging 235 years ago when Marquis de Lafayette sailed from France aboard the Navy frigate Hermione to deliver good news to his friend George Washington

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... you might have tracked the army from White Marsh to Valley Forge by the blood of their feet. - George Washington

What George Washington Can Teach Washington in 2016

With the 2016 Election season underway, the swirl of candidates and campaigns is drawing us into a discussion.  Behind the talking points and slogans, what’s on display is not just leaders or leadership styles, but underlying worldviews. A worldview is an internal ethos or attitude that becomes external. It is a [...]

In Article on George Takei, WashPost Avoids Racist Remark on Thomas

The Washington Post on Wednesday completely sanitized a racist remark liberal activist George Takei made against Clarence Thomas. The 600 word article spun, "George Takei has responded to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent...Show More Summary

George Washington, History's Only Six-Star General ( … Sort Of)

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Thanks to a law passed in 1976, our nation's first president—who died more than 200 years ago—is still the military's highest-ranking official.

Drunken driver rams into Port Authority police cruiser

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A Bronx drunken driver hit a Port Authority police cruiser on the George Washington Bridge Thursday morning.

George Will: GOP Candidates Becoming ‘Unhinged’ over Gay Marriage

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Washington Post conservative columnist and Fox News contributor George Will rebuked a handful of GOP presidential candidates Thursday for screwing the pooch in their responses to the Supreme Court's establishment of same-sex marriage...Show More Summary

Hollywood, hedge fund heavies giving to Clinton super PAC

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York hedge fund billionaire George Soros and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg are among the biggest donors to a super PAC backing Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic campaign for president. The biggest gift was worth $2 million and came from media mogul Haim Saban, owner of the Spanish-language Univision network.

Misquotes and memes: Did Ben Franklin really say that?

As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much acclaim? A scholar can tell the truth about Ben.

Pittsburgh Tax Review Publishes New Issue

The Pittsburgh Tax Review has published Vol. 12, No. 1 (Fall 2014): Alan B. Morrison (George Washington) & Randy Haight (J.D. 2013, George Washington), The Tax Treatment of Alternative Litigation Funding: Some Answers, but Mostly Questions, 12 Pitt. Tax Rev. 1 (2014) Benjamin W. Akins, Jennifer L. Chapman & Jason...

Men Referred for Borderline Testosterone Levels Have Higher Rates of Depression and Depressive Symptoms

Researchers at the George Washington University (GW), led by Michael S. Irwig, M.D., found that men referred for tertiary care for borderline testosterone levels had much higher rates of depression and depressive symptoms than those of the general population.

Go, Read: Michael Cavna On Reactions To Danby Vs. LePage

Michael Cavna at the Washington Post has a smartly written survey piece here covering various reactions to Maine Governor Paul LePage making a joke about shooting Bangor Daily News cartoonist George Danby -- a joke made to the cartoonist's son. Show More Summary

Federal judge dismisses New Jersey class-action lawsuit filed by drivers caught in ‘Bridgegate’ traffic

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people stuck in traffic in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closings, a scandal that has dogged Governor Chris Christie in his bid to run for U.S. president. The ruling came on Monday, a day before Christie announced...

Colonial Americans drank almost three times as much booze as we do.

4 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

In the immortal words of George Washington, "My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. My second wish is to get sloshed." "Beer is proof that Ben Franklin loved us and wanted us to be bifocals." (via...Show More Summary

On Announcement Day, Anger With Chris Christie Turns To Laughter At Bridgegate's Ground Zero

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

FORT LEE, N.J. – On a bright and warm Tuesday morning, the upper level of the George Washington Bridge was visible from inside the Plaza Diner in this northern New Jersey borough -- a place that has become nationally synonymous with political scandal. Show More Summary

Christie’s Path Will Only Get Steeper From Here

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s bid for the presidency, which officially began Tuesday morning, is likely to fall off the George Washington Bridge and end up in the Hudson River. Christie, who was at one time seen as a potential front-runner, has run into not one, not two, not three, not four, but arguably five […]

Judge nixes bridge lane-closing suit against Christie allies

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were stuck in traffic when lanes of the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning in 2013. The lane closures were orchestrated for political retribution against the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie.

VIDEO: Texas College Students Want Removal of George Washington Statue: ‘He’s Like Hitler’

If you want to see some of the dumbest people on earth, just visit any college or university. Today’s tableau of stupid comes from the University of Texas where liberal

Remembering George Washington's Advice About How To Avoid Wars

As the United States prepares to celebrate its birth on July 4th -- the day in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress -- it is awash in foreign commitments that might lead to war.  In Eastern Europe, allies are urging Washington to counter Russia's efforts at [...]

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