Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson

The Problem with Monuments

Today is the traditional Columbus Day holiday, which in many places is now being celebrated as Indigenous People’s Day or Native American Day, among other names. For years, Christopher Columbus was celebrated as the person who “discovered” America. The reality … Continue reading

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Dunleavy’s Folly

“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.”–George Washington “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, … Continue reading

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The Lowlights of the Mike Pence Speech

  Donald Trump scares me, but I’m even more frightened of the prospect of him becoming President and then not finishing out his term, as that would mean that his Vice-Presidential pick, Mike Pence, would move up to the highest … Continue reading

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