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Best Gift Ever: Charlottesville to Celebrate End of Slavery Instead of Thomas Jefferson's Birthday

Best Gift Ever: Charlottesville to Celebrate End of Slavery Instead of Thomas Jefferson's Birthday

For the first time since World War II, guess who won’t be getting a birthday party in Charlottesville, Va.?Read more...
Fact Check: Jerry Nadler Forgets George Mason's Proposal Was Defeated

Fact Check: Jerry Nadler Forgets George Mason's Proposal Was Defeated

Fact check - CLAIM: The Framers, including George Mason, wanted a broad impeachment power. VERDICT: FALSE. The Framers rejected Mason's idea.
Walter E. Williams Warns Virginia About Gov. Ralph Northam's Gun Registry Plan

Walter E. Williams Warns Virginia About Gov. Ralph Northam's Gun Registry Plan

Columnist and George Mason economics Professor Walter E. Williams is warning Virginians about Gov. Ralph Northam's (D) gun registry plan.
Blue State Blues: Our Founders Feared the 'Tyranny of the Legislature'

Blue State Blues: Our Founders Feared the 'Tyranny of the Legislature'

As Alexis de Tocqueville noted, Thomas Jefferson warned James Madison: "The tyranny of the legislature is the most formidable dread and will be for many years."
NYT: Pelosi Should Not Be President: ‘Conflict of Interest’ to Impeach Someone She Could Replace

NYT: Pelosi Should Not Be President: ‘Conflict of Interest’ to Impeach Someone She Could Replace

The New York Times published an editorial that said U.S. law should be changed to prevent Pelosi from replacing an impeached President Trump.
Patriotic Philanthropist David Rubenstein Donates $10 Million to Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Patriotic Philanthropist David Rubenstein Donates $10 Million to Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Billionaire David Rubenstein has donated $10 million to fund much-needed upgrades to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
Capitalism Didn’t Bring Democracy to China, but It’s Yoking the Rest of the World to Chinese Authoritarianism

Capitalism Didn’t Bring Democracy to China, but It’s Yoking the Rest of the World to Chinese Authoritarianism

Feature image of 2014 Hong Kong protests at the beginning of the "Umbrella Movement." Image by Studio Incendo, Flickr. Opening world markets to China back in 2001 hasn't done much for
Will Trump concede if he loses in 2020?

Will Trump concede if he loses in 2020?

The Democrats are anxiously debating who can win in 2020, but the question of how to beat Trump is perhaps less urgent than the issue of whether he will accept defeat.
The Second-Amendment Case for Gun Control

The Second-Amendment Case for Gun Control

The past week’s string of horrific mass shootings already has triggered a predictable set of reactions from across the political spectrum—but especially among Republicans. GOP leaders typically frame
How a manual written by Thomas Jefferson sparked a battle over Trump and racism

How a manual written by Thomas Jefferson sparked a battle over Trump and racism

A conflict about Parliamentary procedure turned ugly in DC today.

Was the American Revolution a Mistake?

This post Was the American Revolution a Mistake? appeared first on Daily Reckoning. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson makes the most “misleading political assessment uttered by any
If you don't understand the Declaration of Independence, you will never understand American Exceptionalism

If you don't understand the Declaration of Independence, you will never understand American Exceptionalism

Our citizenry's stunning lack of knowledge of what it is we're really celebrating this weekend means we could be the generation that sees liberty perish in America. Look at what happened this week.
The founding fathers gave us more than just independence. They gave us tech too

The founding fathers gave us more than just independence. They gave us tech too

Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and other Founding Fathers were very interested in science and technology. In the midst of founding a nation, they also performed experiments
Charlottesville City Council votes to cancel holiday for Thomas Jefferson’s birthday

Charlottesville City Council votes to cancel holiday for Thomas Jefferson’s birthday

Change. The post Charlottesville City Council votes to cancel holiday for Thomas Jefferson’s birthday appeared first on Hot Air.
Charlottesville replaces Thomas Jefferson birthday celebration with holiday recognizing slave emancipation

Charlottesville replaces Thomas Jefferson birthday celebration with holiday recognizing slave emancipation

With the city still feeling the after-effects of the violent Unite the Right rally in 2017, the Charlottesville, Virginia, city council voted Monday to discontinue its annual celebration of Thomas
Author, Activist Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes Case for Slavery Reparations at Hearing

Author, Activist Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes Case for Slavery Reparations at Hearing

Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the
Virginia Uranium-Mining Ban Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

Virginia Uranium-Mining Ban Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Virginia law that bans mining at the nation’s largest known uranium deposit, rejecting a challenge pressed by the owners of the property with help from the Trump
The College Board Hopes to Profit from “Adversity”

The College Board Hopes to Profit from “Adversity”

Is the College Board #woke now? Formed over a century ago with the mission of expanding college access, the Board is today best known as the developer of standardized tests—the most famous of which is
Jefferson, Adams, and the SAT’s New Adversity Factor

Jefferson, Adams, and the SAT’s New Adversity Factor

Nicholas Lemann writes about the SATs, college admissions, and the fictions of American meritocracy.

Brian Kilmeade: If Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Renamed, Do Obama Blvd Too

Fox and Friends did correct their record that Pete Buttigieg was talking about the possibility of re-naming the Democratic Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, not erasing Thomas Jefferson's name from the