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Mt Vernon

Even with out it being a historical landmark, Mt. Vernon is in itself a beauty.  It is a labyrinth of woodlands, greenery and blue skies and it is adjacent to the Potomac River. 214 more words

Travel

A Twist of JP Lime: President Obama's Farewell Address, Threats to our Democracy

 

Two-hundred twenty years ago, in 1796, George Washington began the tradition of a Presidential Farewell Address with a letter that was first published in the… 1,537 more words

Christopher Everson

Wine Habits of the Presidents

We have a new President, one who does not drink alcohol. Never has. That makes him unusual among U.S. Commanders-in-Chief.

Here’s a brief look at the wine habits and preferences of some of his predecessors… 328 more words

Editor's Journal

First Inaugural Speech

In light of today, I thought it fitting to share with you the transcription of the first ever inaugural address by our first President, George Washington. 1,431 more words

History

Washington's presidency set standard for future US leaders

It’s inauguration day in the United States, and while there’s much wailing and gnashing of teeth regarding the man who will take office today, I prefer to believe that the presidency has an ennobling effect upon those who ascend to the office. 449 more words

History

Submerged Concern

I recently discussed a Reuters poll that showed that more than 60% of Americans of all political stripes would like to see the E.P.A. maintain its present strength or increase it to help protect the environment. 720 more words

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