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AMERICAN REVOLUTION #6: THE CHARACTER OF THOMAS JEFFERSON

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the thermometer is hovering near eighty degrees, and the aroma of my neighbor’s charcoal grill is wafting through my open window.  This can only mean one thing: It’s time to read! 1,787 more words

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Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.

I met the late Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. We met a couple of times, but I only had a real conversation with him once. It was a glorious moment for me, the great justice being one of my heroes- a brilliant jurist and an absolutely critical player in the progressive era that was the ‘60s (plus or minus a decade), when the promises of Reconstruction and the drive for women’s rights were palpable. 240 more words

Bigotry

To Do List: no.75 Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Last week, with all the spare time that I was having after the semester ended, we made it up to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial at night. 297 more words

Washington

"Meriwether Lewis"- a story of great adventure, courage, and a case study on leadership

A few weeks back, I was reading a book on leadership. The author had commented about the importance of having a very focused mission. He also went on to say that although the mission was a non-negotiable, the ways it could be accomplished could vary often. 151 more words

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Re-thinking Jefferson

It is commonly known that two Nigerian-descended converts to Islam, Michael Olumide Adebolajo and Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, decapitated Lee Rigby.

The killers justified their actions with glittering generalities and high-flying rhetoric. 459 more words

Philosophy

Homeless in Hollywood

“People who are homeless are not social inadequates.
They are people without homes.”
Sheila McKechnie

The other day I visited the Hollyhock House. The Hollyhock House is the first house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles in the 1920s. 339 more words

May
  • “The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the foundations of our confederated fabric.
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Thomas Jefferson