Brion McClanahan, In just a few days, the Senate will conduct its annual reading of Washington’s Farewell Address. The tradition began in 1862 and has continued unabated since 1896. Washington had both James Madison and Alexander Hamilton prepare the letter, and some speculate that the final draft was more Hamilton than Washington, but it has
Daniel Nussbaum, Actress Meryl Streep became the toast of the Golden Globes Sunday night after using her Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech to bash President-elect Donald Trump and defend Hollywood, which she said has become one of the most “vilified” segments of American society. “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners,” Streep
Right around eight a.m. on an icy winter morning, over two hundred thirty seven years ago, George Washington and the Continental Army reached the outskirts of Trenton, New Jersey. Much like Americans in today’s world, no-one wanted to go to New Jersey… But they were forced by circumstances to make the arduous trek. Washington’s force
Rebecca Furdek, Consider George Washington. Led the Continental Army. Presided over the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Elected unanimously to serve as the first President of the United States. Elected unanimously to serve a second term. Endearingly titled “father of his country” even during his own lifetime. Like many leaders, George Washington was a powerful man.
Michael Schaus, Right around eight a.m. in the morning, two hundred thirty seven years ago, George Washington and the Continental Army reached the outskirts of Trenton, New Jersey. Much like today, no-one wanted to go to New Jersey, but were forced by circumstances to make the arduous trek. Washington’s force of 2,400 men surprised, and