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“He would produce a better one”

In investigating the anecdote about George Washington’s whisper at the Constitutional Convention, I started to wonder about the political views of Maryland delegate John Francis Mercer. Mercer arrived at the Philadelphia convention on 6 Aug 1787. Show More Summary

Conservative Pundit Gets it Wrong in Analysis of Social Science Research

Over the years, political columnist and social critic George Will has had moments where balanced thinking and rational erudition ruled the day. But the position Will laid out in a recent column in The Washington Post was surely not one...Show More Summary

Health-care exec: Expect an ‘oligopoly of hospitals’ for the future

Dimensions Healthcare chief executive Neil Moore talks with The Washington Post about the future of health care in Prince George's County and the proposed regional medical center.

'Nature Is A Giant Broadcasting Station Through Which God Speaks To Us Every Hour'

The reassuring words of George Washington Carver came soothingly to me this morning as I greeted the first day following the formal determination of the Republican Party's candidate for president of the United States. My nerves wereShow More Summary

CBT Podcast: Michael Porter Jr., George Washington and non-conference scheduling

In today’s podcast we spend quite a bit of time discussing the three major topics of discussion from the last week: The Washington Post’s story on Mike Lonergan and George Washington basketball, Michael Porter Jr.’s commitment to Washington and non-conference scheduling and how it is affected by expansion, both in conference realignment and by the […]

George Washington to Investigate Coach Mike Lonergan for Emotional, Verbal Abuse

George Washington University announced Thursday that "it is bringing in outside counsel" to investigate accusations that men's basketball head coach Mike Lonergan emotionally and verbally abused his players, according to's Myron...Show More Summary

George Washington investigating basketball coach Lonergan

George Washington University says it is bringing in outside counsel as part of an investigation into allegations against men's basketball coach Mike Lonergan        

Republicans love their Daddy Trump and despise 'Crooked Hillary'

CLEVELAND — Every presidential nominating convention is an exercise in making one’s candidate look like the second coming of George Washington with a bold plan for the future while simultaneously portraying the other party’s candidate as a pitiful mediocrity clinging to the failed policies of the...

That was then, this is now

In early April, shortly after his team celebrated a postseason championship, a George Washington men’s basketball player visited a campus Title IX coordinator to log complaints about Coach Mike Lonergan. Lonergan, the player believed,...Show More Summary

George Washington's verbally abusive coach is driving players away, per report

Mike Lonergan has been successful on the court at George Washington, but his abusive language has created a hostile environment that's sent athletes packing, according to a Washington Post report. George Washington head basketball coach...Show More Summary

George Washington Basketball Players Accuse Coach Mike Lonergan Of Verbal And Emotional Abuse

3 days agoSports : Deadspin

The George Washington men’s basketball program has seen 13 players transfer out of the school in the last five years. According to accusations made by current and former players in a thorough Washington Post investigation, players keep transferring because head coach Mike Lonergan is a nutjob that nobody wants to play for. Read more...

In 1996 Jason Miller wasn’t a Trump bigwig, just a frat bro who knew how to party

They grow up so fast. Today, Jason Miller is a senior communications adviser for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. But just 20 years ago — back in September of 1996 — he was a bright-eyed senior at George Washington University, which had been named the No. 2 “party school” in the country by the Princeton Review. We […]

Washington’s Whisper

In 1817, the Philadelphia Federalist magazine The Port Folio (possibly cribbing from an unnamed newspaper) published this anecdote about the Constitutional Convention:Anecdote of [George] Washington.—In debate, in the house of delegates of Virginia, 1817, on the bill relative to a map of the state, in which something was said of military roads, Mr. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: July 20, 1778: Alexander Hamilton to George Washington

Alexander Hamilton: [To George Washington]( >Black Point, New Jersey, July 20, 1778 >Sir, >Inclosed I transmit your Excellency a letter from the Count Destain. He has had the River sounded and finds he cannot enter. He will sail for Rhode Island tomorrow evening; in the mean time he is making...

Liveblogging the American Revolution: July 17, 1778: George Washington to d’Estaing

George Washington: [To Vice Admiral d’Estaing, 17 July 1778]( >Camp at Haverstraw Bay [N.Y.] July 17: 1778. >Sir >I had the honor of receiving the night of the 14th Instant, your very obliging and interesting letter of the 13th dated off Sandy Hook, with a duplicate of another, dated the...

Trump Helped New Jersey GOP Pay Legal Fees

“With the help of Donald Trump, the New Jersey Republican State Committee has paid its legal fees connected to the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal,” the Newark Star Ledger reports. “Campaign finance reports released Tuesday show the Republican State Committee [...]

Philadelphia Museum Displays Snippets of Presidential Hair

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Visitors can view the tresses of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and more.

How I Opened The Silent History’s DC Field Report

As George Washington croons to Hamilton, “One last tiiiiiiiiime.” The kids reported from the White House one last time last week at the 2016 Kids’ State Dinner. It has been an awesome experience, and while I’m hopeful that this won’t be the actual last time they step foot inside, it does feel like an ending […]

What George Washington Would Post On Social Media Today is HILARIOUS [Meme]

Via Sierra Marlee: A Taco Bell employee in Lee County, Alabama is facing the music after making a complete fool of himself. When two cops stopped at the fast food

Philadelphia museum puts early presidents' hair on display

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Trump's gravity-defying hair has generated plenty of attention, but have you seen George Washington's? [...] he says it was once common for people to keep hair clippings from loved ones in "lockets, brooches, rings and pins."

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