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Understanding Trump’s Use of Language

Part 2 of George Lakoff's series on Trump. "Some in the media (Washington Post, Salon, Slate, Think Progress, etc.) have called Trump’s speeches “word salad.” Some commentators have even attributed... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

The IRS Scandal, Day 1207

Neil Buchanan (George Washington), How to Make a Dead IRS Conspiracy Theory Look Not Completely Dead: How does a right-wing conspiracy theory work? Why do Republicans insist on pursuing even obvious dead ends? One answer to those questions is that they have a virtual army of people who are willing...

7 things to know about new Trump adviser jettisoned by Christie after Bridgegate

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

TRENTON — Bill Stepien, the former top aide to Gov. Chris Christie who was jettisoned from the governor’s inner circle after the George Washington Bridge scandal, is joining Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, according to reports. Stepien will serve as national field director...

George Curry, a Fierce Journalist Who Never Backed Down From a Fight

They’re taking George Curry back to Alabama for burial. I assume that’s what he wanted. He died suddenly of a heart attack the other day in suburban Washington, D.C. Alabama—where we were both born, that made us the butt of many jokes because we always regarded “Sweet Home Alabama” with mixed emotions, as do many […]

That George Washington Portrait Saved by Dolley Madison Was Just a Copy

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

If you’re envisioning Dolley tearing the famous Gilbert Stuart portrait down as the Red Coats closed in and the curtains burned, well, that’s not quite what happened.

Charles Lee on a Fatal Sunday

Mount Vernon just shared an interview with Mark Edward Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone about their recently published book, Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle. Here’s the authors’ positive appraisal of how Gen. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: August 24, 1778: General Orders,

George Washington: _[General Orders][]_: [General Orders]: >Parole Framingham—C. Signs Fez—France. >Brigade returns of all the horses in each Regiment and by whom kept to be made out immediately and delivered in to the orderly Office by 12 ôClock tomorrow. >The honorable the Congress have been pleased to agree to...

But He Knew Human Nature

As I read Hewitt’s post of yesterday and heard him replay Justice Breyer’s comments from the 2011 interview this morning that “I don’t think George Washington knew about the internet. I think our basic job there is to take the values in the Constitution, which don’t change. Show More Summary

13 Focused Facts About ‘Election’

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Filmed at Nebraska's Papillion-La Vista High School, 1999's Election featured budding star Reese Witherspoon as Tracy Flick, a compulsive overachiever running for class president at George Washington Carver High School. She wages a campaign...Show More Summary

Small Space, Big Picture

Asian American Dance Journey Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Flashpoint Gallery Washington, DC August 13 & 20, 2016 by George Jackson © copyright 2016 by George The immigrant experience, alienation and assimilation were themes of Burgess’s pair of lecture-performance programs at Flashpoint, an exhibitions and presentations gallery in Downtown DC. Show More Summary

What Justice Breyer Told Me –” I don’t think George Washington knew about the internet.”

Best-selling novelist and principled conservative activist of long-standing Brad Thor announced last week that he was abandoning his #NeverTrump position and would vote for Donald Trump in November. I was flattered to have my columns...Show More Summary

A Suicidologist’s New Challenge: The George Washington Bridge

Madelyn Gould, a Columbia University professor, is hoping to stem the tide of a major public health threat to young people.

Robbery Victim Forced To Swim Across Potomac River

It took place last night near the first scenic overlook on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. [ more › ]

Recent documents in Bridgegate case to remain sealed, judge says

A federal judge hearing the case of two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has ruled that recent filings are to remain under... To view the full story, click the title link.

Attn Journalists: Must-Attend APSA Panel: “Did the Party Decide?”

Breaking News: Did the Party Decide?, Chair: John M. Sides, George Washington University Martin Cohen, James Madison University Marjorie R. Hershey David Karol, University of Maryland Jennifer N. Victor, George Mason University Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame John R. Zaller, … Continue reading ?

UIP buys former Watergate stakeout for residential development

History and political buffs may be in store for their ideal place to live. The building that once housed a Howard Johnson hotel and was used as a stakeout location for the Watergate scandal -- owned by George Washington University in recent years -- will now get a new lease on life as an apartment complex...

Neocons Rejoice! A Cheney is Coming Back to Washington

The neocons are poised to have their “best year ever” (since George W. Bush left office, at least). The two Sam’s discuss Hillary Clinton’s rehabilitation of the prominent neocons, and the GOP primary victory Tuesday night for Liz Cheney in Wyoming, which all but assures there will be another Cheney serving in Congress next year.

The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Peeping Tomcat

Ben Rimalower here, popping across the George Washington Bridge from New Jersey to fill in for Brian Moylan. He's unavailable for undisclosed reasons that have absolutely nothing to do the record-breaking heat and humidity in New York City. I, on the other hand, am here no matter the weather. Let's ... More »

What Hillary and Trump Should Learn from Ike and George Washington

Daniel L. Davis Politics, Americas These warrior-presidents shunned war and realized that America's greatest weapon is its economy. Today’s world is as violent and chaotic as it has been at any point in the past four decades. For the...Show More Summary

NYC's Incredible Cliffside 'Pumpkin House' Is For Sale

Located at 16 Chittenden Avenue in Manhattan's Hudson Heights neighborhood is a home that's been dubbed "The Pumpkin House." The property extends out over a cliff just north of the George Washington Bridge, and some observers on the other side of the Hudson River see a jack-o-lantern face at night when the lights are on. Show More Summary

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