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  • How to Involve the Kids in Passover

    How to Involve the Kids in Passover
    The Jewish holiday of Passover begins next Monday evening with the Seder, a ritual feast.  Friends and family gather together to retell the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.
  • Are black voters turning against Obama? [Commentary]

    Are black voters turning against Obama? [Commentary]
    It may be too soon to label it a trend, and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of...

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell
    The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...

    How a bishop moved Lincoln, and saved 265 Dakota Indians

    The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion. But nothing in the Constitution forbids a president from consulting with clerics, and meetings between presidents and religious figures...

    Carlyle co-founder gives $12 million to restore Robert E. Lee home

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Rubenstein, co-founder of private equity firm Carlyle Group LP and a Washington philanthropist, has donated $12.3 million to restore the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery....