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What Does Melania Trump Have in Common with Dolley Madison, the Original First Lady?

Jane Cook, What does Melania Trump, the incoming first lady, have in common with the woman often known as the first first lady, Dolley Madison? Plenty. As Dolley and Melania both show, the heart of every first lady is a love story. These are three interesting ways our first first lady and our soon-to-be first

The Founding Fathers Followed These 9 Simple Steps When They Created America

Jane Hampton Cook, The Federalist Here’s what the Founders’ path to writing the Constitution can teach us about how to accomplish our typically much humbler pursuits. Let’s face it: sometimes history seems irrelevant. We’re living in a modern technological wonderland of smart phones, Direct TV on airplanes, and online shopping. Yet what makes history both