Commuters heading toward the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey and New York City are being asked to take a closer look at the Islamic faith in a new billboard on I-95. It's part of a national campaign by the Islamic Circle of North America, which has bought 110 billboards in cities across the United States. Show More Summary
Anyone familiar with the back stories of Thomas Edison or George Washington Carver will note that their labs were not only places of great invention but also of great learning. "See one, do one, teach one" is ancient manta of the craft guilds. This approach still prevails in the training of doctors, master electricians and design engineers.
George F. Will, "The havoc that Trump wreaks — on his own party", Washington Post 8/26/2015: Trump, who uses the first-person singular pronoun even more than the previous world-record holder (Obama), promises that constitutional arrangements need be no impediment to the leader’s savvy, “management” brilliance and iron will. As documented ad nauseam in earlier posts, Obama's […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George, who has been arguing for a near-term U.S. rate hike, said the Fed should now take a "wait and see" approach to hiking borrowing costs due to financial volatility and China's economic slowdown. Show More Summary
Washington Post: “The 2016 campaign is merely the latest manifestation of decades of discord between Trump and the Bush family. Since the gilded 1980s, when Trump and George H.W. Bush rose as forces in their respective spheres, the relationship between [...]
Scientists at the George Washington University have managed to figure out a process in which they can literally grow carbon nanofibers out of thin air, using solar power. Not only that, they do it using carbon dioxide — you know, that...Show More Summary
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Due to his role in the birth of the United States, George Washington was regarded as an almost mythical character even before his death in 1799. His possessions, even today, are revered relics of history. That even includes a bedpan....Show More Summary
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who insisted last week that he was a Washington outsider, is getting some fundraising help from one of his brothers, former President George W. Bush. In an email to Jeb Bush's supporters on...Show More Summary
A thoroughly pissed-off Gen. George Washington to British Lt. General Thomas Gage (Aug. 19, 1775): I have taken Time, Sir, to make a strict Inquiry, and find it has not the least Foundation in Truth. Not only your Officers, and... ...Show More Summary
Stuart Licht of George Washington University wants to convert carbon dioxide into a raw material to make things like aircraft, race cars, sports equipment and even wind turbines.
By William J. Astore | (Tomdispatch.com) | – – Thomas Jefferson Hall, West Point’s library and learning center, prominently features two quotations for cadets to mull over. In the first, Jefferson writes George Washington…
Video still from Florida Gun Supply Store via The Washington Post If someone had entered, in some mythical headline generator, all the key ingredients to produce the perfect mash-up of utter racist nonsense from recent American history,...Show More Summary
George Washington was a committed churchgoer all his life, even when it was difficult to attend.
“I tried to “Trump” my dog, Jamie, but I think I ended up “George Washington-ing” her instead. What do you think? I love your site!” -Meridith E.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Goldies, Trump reference
Hey, high schoolers, scared of bombing on the SATs and not getting into college? Don’t worry, a growing number of U.S. schools are scrapping standardized test scores as part of admission. Washington, D.C.’s George Washington University last month joined more than 850 U.S. colleges and...
In 1792, President George Washington appointed scientist David Rittenhouse to launch the first US Mint in the nation?s then-capital, Philadelphia. It is said that Washington, who lived only a few blocks from the Mint, even donated some of his own personal silver to help launch the fledgling monetary system. Show More Summary
Washington was not just a patriot, war hero, and the first commander-and-chief. He also owned the U.S.’s biggest rye whiskey distillery on his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.
“I get confused. Oh, well.” — Hillary Clinton, quoted by the Washington Post, referring to George W. Bush instead of Jeb Bush.