| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:32 PM
As America celebrates its 237th birthday over Fourth of July 2013, television networks will again have several programs of all types airing during the holiday, which falls on a Thursday this year but will perhaps carry over through the weekend for...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Arden Hayes is 5. He loves Legos and running so fast across the living room to flip onto the couch that his feet end up pointing at the ceiling.
He also loves the presidents — especially 11 and 33.
Arden knows all 44 U.S. presidents. In order....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Connecticut's Roger Sherman was a man of distinctive character and talent. The signer of the Declaration of Independence, which we will celebrate Thursday, was reserved, awkward, quiet, even-tempered, open-minded and extraordinarily active. Sherman had...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If the name of any Founding Father crosses our minds on the Fourth of July, it's probably not John Adams'. The second U.S. president rarely gets mentioned alongside Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, the founders we associate...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:57 PM
We're missing out on not being a battleground state in this year's presidential election. I mean, there's a lot of evil campaign commercials out there that we don't get to see. I feel cheated.
Campaign commercials are designed to make the other guy...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:09 PM
A growing revolt in rural counties against the state's new gun control law has spread to far Western Maryland, where the Garrett County sheriff declared the measure unconstitutional this week and said he would enforce only the provisions he believes are...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:51 PM
In the 12 months we have to steel ourselves for the next State of the Union spectacle, let us count the ways that this spawn of democratic Caesarism — presidency-worship — has become grotesque. It would be the most embarrassing ceremony in the...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Martin Van Buren was not the only sitting vice president elected president during the 19th century ("President Biden? History says no," Feb. 2).
Thomas Jefferson achieved the same distinction when, as vice president at the start of the century, he...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Editor's note: This is the unabridged version of the condensed article that appeared in the Jan. 17 Interior Journal.
This article is the first in a series to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The Congress of the United States has...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:18 PM
In today's age of political gridlock in the nation's capital, the case of Thomas Jefferson, as much as that of any American president, could illuminate a way forward. That's the underlying premise of “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,”...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:29 PM
"Our marriage is like the Electoral College," says the narrator in "Marooned," a Garrison Keillor short story. "It works OK if you don't think about it."
At noon Monday, I will be one of those thinking about the Electoral College, as I have the...