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dixie-swanson's picture
Aug.13.2013
  “Form ever follows function,” the eminent architect Louis Sullivan said. Of course, there are splendid exceptions to the rule, architectural boo-boos such as the hole in Thomas Jefferson’s floor at Monticello. He designed a clock and hung it, only to find that the floor impeded the movement...
steven-belanger's picture
Sep.03.2012
Photo: (Top) Title page of the First Edition, 1850, from the book's Wikipedia page. Photo: First Editions, from flavorwire.com.   I have a lot of little things to say about this--about its plot, themes, images, metaphors and writing--so let's just bullet them:   --There was a stretch...
brenden-allen's picture
Oct.04.2011
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the Founding Father who best represented among his peers the ideal combination of intellect and pragmatism (Franklin, a close second but more "creative" and inventive than purely intellectual), was the quintessential enlightened Eighteenth Century ...
kyle-scott's picture
Mar.04.2011
Here is one of my blog entries for the Constituting America project. July 19, 2010 – Federalist No. 59 – Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members, From the New York Packet (Hamilton) – Guest Blogger: Kyle Scott, Political Science Department and Honors College Professor...
barbara-audet's picture
Feb.10.2010
 "It had become an universal and almost uncontroverted position in the several States, that the purposes of society do not require a surrender of all our rights to our ordinary governors; that there are certain portions of right not necessary to enable them to carry on an effective government...
sam-barry's picture
Jan.18.2010
To be a football fan is to suffer from a mild form of insanity, and the United States is clearly nuts. I have lived many places, but nowhere did I learn more about the craziness of American football fandom than when I was the pastor of Florence Presbyterian Church in Omaha, Nebraska, a city where...
john-braun's picture
Oct.21.2009
I'm currently finishing a book called Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution by A.J. Langguth and I have to say, I've learned a lot about our founding fathers. This isn't the American Revolution we get in school, which goes something like this: There was a massacre in Boston called...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Dec.09.2008
The NYT reported this morning that Rod blah, blah, Blagojevich, governor of Illinois, was arrested, this morning, on corruption charges that stem from his alleged attempts to sell Obama's Senate seat "to the highest bidder." It turns out that Governor Blagojevich had been under...
craig-fenton's picture
Aug.23.2008
These stars shine brightly even during the day!  Have You Seen the Stars Tonite?   Have You Seen The Stars Tonite (Jefferson Starship Flight Manual 1974-78 & J.S. The Next Generation 1992-2007) By Craig Fenton Publisher Create Space U.S.A. August 2008 ISBN-10: 1438245343 ISBN-13: 978-...
robert-grudin's picture
May.15.2008
For the convenience of interested agents and publishers, I have made available an introduction to my latest manuscript, Design and Culture, at http://rgrudin.googlepages.com/designexcerpts  This introduction includes a brief description, sample chapters, a table of contents, reviews of past work...