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Why public university presidents are under fireupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 09:23:00

We know an industry is in crisis when its top institutions cannot establish stable leadership. That is the case with some of our nation's best public universities today.

The danger of Twitter, Facebook politicsupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 07:52:00

I make a living encouraging politicians and candidates to use social media.

America's most beautiful home and garden tours updated: Tue Mar 27 2012 11:02:00

From a Revolution-era plantation in Charleston, South Carolina, to Frank Lloyd Wright's sleek Arizona compound, here's a guide to the country's most majestic historic homes -- and the must-see gardens surrounding them.

The Supreme Court and election-year blockbustersupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 16:02:00

The justices on the Supreme Court know very well their rulings can send immediate political shock waves, and those just intensify in a presidential election year. So there is an unusual internal dynamic at work of what cases the court hears and when.

Have they gone nuts in Washington?updated: Mon Nov 21 2011 10:49:00

Have they gone nuts in Washington?

Bachmann's condition adds to new focus on migrainesupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 16:37:00

The puzzle that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's migraine condition poses is emblematic of the confusion that has surrounded the disease for decades, if not millennia:

American dream is about equality, not wealthupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 15:45:00

The battle between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans over raising the debt ceiling has escalated into more than a fight over the budget and taxes. It has become a battle over who speaks for the American dream -- those who want the wealthy to pay a greater share of the nation's taxes or those who want to cut entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare.

In 2011, it's truly independents dayupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 12:05:00

As we celebrate Independence Day at the start of a long hot campaign season, it is worth remembering that patriotism is not the same thing as partisanship.

Tattoos and freedomupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 09:10:00

Dennis Dwyer, a Vietnam veteran, author and tattoo artist, shares why he loves the Fourth of July.

Why U.S. is not a Christian nationupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 09:10:00

As America celebrates its birthday on July 4, the timeless words of Thomas Jefferson will surely be invoked to remind us of our founding ideals -- that "All men are created equal" and are "endowed by their Creator" with the right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." These phrases, a cherished part of our history, have rightly been called "American Scripture."

Fortune: Barack Obama: Unity president or great divider?updated: Fri Jun 17 2011 05:54:00

In February of 2009, with Barack Obama barely a month in office, Newsweek declared "We are all socialists now." The most interesting part: its matter-of-fact tone, asserting that as boomers age and spending grows, Americans were turning, well, French. A bit tongue-in-cheek, maybe, but it's worth noting that, as it turns out, we're not all Euro-socialists. Not even close. The rise in federal spending from 21% to nearly 25% of the economy in just two years has contributed to an angry backlash -- leaving Americans more, not less, divided about government's proper role in our lives.

Fortune: United under Obama, but now more divided than everupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 17:51:00

In February of 2009, with Barack Obama barely a month in office, Newsweek declared "We are all socialists now." The most interesting part: its matter-of-fact tone, asserting that as boomers age and spending grows, Americans were turning, well, French. A bit tongue-in-cheek, maybe, but it's worth noting that, as it turns out, we're not all Euro-socialists. Not even close. The rise in federal spending from 21% to nearly 25% of the economy in just two years has contributed to an angry backlash--leaving Americans more, not less, divided about government's proper role in our lives.

If Weiner is 'deviant' then maybe we all areupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 12:01:00

In the last two days we learned again what we learned two weeks ago - and before that two months ago - and before that a little over two years ago. We'll learn it again in another two months. People are sexual deviants. Damn near all people.

Kevorkian: 'I have no regrets'updated: Mon Apr 18 2011 15:15:00

There haven't been many times when I have been at a loss for words when conducting an interview as a medical reporter. This was one of those moments.

Don't let ignorant people voteupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 17:08:00

Should ignorant people be allowed to vote?

Readers comment, columnist fires backupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 17:08:00

CNN Opinion contributor LZ Granderson responds to comments on his article "Whoopi Goldberg, Donald Trump and race."

Mobile game aims to spice up the libraryupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 08:03:00

When Jane McGonigal was 21 and a bit listless, she went to the New York Public Library to reinvent herself. She read up on computer science and physics and used that knowledge to apply to a graduate program in game design in California. Charlie Sheen Rips Chuck Lorre in Bizarre Rantsupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 11:51:00

"I'm dealing with fools and trolls," says the star, with broadsides against women and even Thomas Jefferson

Jobs before they were presidentupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 10:19:00

Everybody has to start somewhere. That includes all of the celebrities, billionaires, executives and CEOs of the world -- even U.S. presidents.

Hoax package sent to Wisconsin senatorupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 19:23:00

An apparent Halloween prank on Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold turned out not to be so funny Saturday, when a suspicious package was sent to his home in Middleton.

Our moral code is out of dateupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 15:26:00

Human progress requires good ideas.

Imam Rauf: What's right with Islamupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 12:08:00

The world wants to like America. The guiding values that Thomas Jefferson articulated so eloquently -- life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- resonate strongly around the world, transcending countless superficial and cultural differences, not because these are American values, but because they are universal values, embedded in the human heart.

Imam: Lose your ego, find your compassionupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 12:08:00

Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf speaks about healing relations between Muslim-Americans and their neighbors and spreading peace.

U.S. was born a Christian nationupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 19:28:00

Will Bunch's tirade earlier this week against television host Glenn Beck and David Barton -- the founder and president of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that emphasizes history's "moral, religious and constitutional heritage" -- for allegedly creating "pseudo history" reveals more about Mr. Bunch than it does about what Mr. Beck and Mr. Barton are presenting.

Anti-incumbent mood fuels term limit debateupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 10:15:00

Anti-establishment candidates are capitalizing on widespread anti-incumbent fervor and proposing term limits as a way to bring the power back to the people.

Obama's plea for civility is exactly rightupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 17:01:00

We don't listen to each other anymore.

The only true race is the human raceupdated: Fri May 28 2010 08:17:00

Who am I? I am an American from the soles of my feet to the hair that once adorned my bald head. An American whose black-skinned ancestors were stolen from their lives and cultures and piled in the holds of ships like so many sacks of skin.

On the topic of race, talk human raceupdated: Fri May 28 2010 08:17:00

Born in Watts, raised in an interracial neighborhood, Author Walter Mosley talks race, identity and who he is.

Social conservatives win textbook fightupdated: Sat May 22 2010 13:38:00

The Texas Board of Education votes on changes to public school curriculum. News 8 Austin's Karina Kling reports.

Texas OKs school guidelines after ideological debateupdated: Sat May 22 2010 13:38:00

Changes to social studies curricula introduced by conservative members of the Texas State Board of Education were approved Friday after months of ideologically driven debate.

10,000 years of history run in my veinsupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 21:33:00

Who am I? I am an American from the soles of my feet to the hair that once adorned my bald head. An American whose black-skinned ancestors were stolen from their lives and cultures and piled in the holds of ships like so many sacks of skin.

Texas school board whitewashes historyupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 09:31:00

As a co-author of an American history textbook that was effectively banned in Texas eight years ago, I get a strong feeling of déjà vu all over again as I follow the state's latest curricular wars.

Transcript: GOP response to State of the Union speechupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 03:00:00

Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia delivered the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday night. Here is a transcript of the speech.

Intriguing people for December 30, 2009updated: Wed Dec 30 2009 08:21:00

Erroll Southers In the aftermath of the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253, it is likely the Senate will move to confirm the embattled nomination of Southers as head of the Transportation Security Administration when it returns from its winter recess. Objections to Southers' confirmation were first made by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina over the potential unionization of TSA employees. Southers is the Los Angeles International Airport's assistant chief for homeland security and intelligence. The airport's police department, which Southers has helped manage since early 2007, is the largest such operation in the country, with approximately 1,200 employees. Southers is also associate director at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events at the University of Southern California. The former FBI special agent served as a deputy director of homeland security for California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Student finds letter 'a link to Jefferson'updated: Mon Dec 07 2009 22:15:00

In a nondescript conference room tucked inside the library at the University of Delaware, a graduate student found a historian's equivalent to a needle in a haystack.

8 places every American should seeupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 10:36:00

No offense to the nation's capital, but the landmarks of our heritage extend far beyond the District of Columbia.

Commentary: Obama as teacher-in-chiefupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 10:35:00

Perhaps we got too used to living in a nation where the president inevitably becomes persona non grata.

Commentary: Tragic neglect of immigrationupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 16:20:00

One of the greatest challenges for minorities in any democracy is that their priorities often differ with those of the majority.

CNNMoney: Historic sites struggle during downturnupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 15:11:00

As the recession continues and Americans look for cheaper local summer getaways, historic sites are seeing visitor traffic tick up, and hope attendance will help them offset the painful drop in donations.

Commentary: Thomas Jefferson in today's headlinesupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 10:54:00

Does the legacy of Thomas Jefferson speak to Americans today? Or perhaps we should ask about Jefferson's legacies, for there are many. His fingerprints are everywhere.

Commentary: Take fight to the piratesupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 08:25:00

It is well past time to take a serious look at piracy off the coast of Africa.

Cherry Blossom Festival in bloom in nation's capitalupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 12:00:00

It's that time of year again, when the last snow storm has become a distant memory and the weather starts to turn a little warmer. Spring is in the air and that means one thing for Washington: cherry blossoms.

Clark Howard: Pinching nickels and do-it-yourself projectsupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 09:09:00

Over the last several years, we as Americans became "negative net savers" -- a fancy term used by pointy-headed economists to say that we spent more money than we made. In fact, our savings rate was at negative 2.7 percent as recently as four years ago.

Justice Stevens cites influence of Marbury v. Madisonupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 00:05:00

Justice John Paul Stevens is approaching his 40th year on the federal bench -- the last 34 on the Supreme Court, deciding thousands of cases. But he said his love of the law was nurtured decades earlier by a professor's dedication and the enduring power of a political dispute that blossomed into a landmark decision known as Marbury v. Madison.

Hot air linked to headaches, but how?updated: Tue Mar 10 2009 10:38:00

Headaches, big and small, are among the most common health complaints. Almost 90 percent of women and about 70 percent of men get tension headaches, the Mayo Clinic says. Yet doctors still don't know much about what causes them.

Quench your speech trivia thirstupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 19:22:00

A little more than a month after taking office, President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress tonight, the 76th time a president has done so.

Slaves helped build White House, U.S. Capitolupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 10:03:00

In January, President-elect Barack Obama and his family will make history, becoming the first African-American first family to move into the White House -- a house with a history of slavery. In fact, the legacy of American presidents owning slaves goes all the way back to George Washington.

White House built by slavesupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 10:03:00

CNN's Susan Roesgen looks at the history of African-American slaves in the White House.

Electoral College for dummiesupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 08:59:00

As you will be reminded countless times, when you cast your vote in Tuesday's presidential election, you're not taking part in a nationwide popular vote, but rather helping decide who your state's Electoral College delegates support.

CNN International hits the campaign trail in Virginiaupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 11:51:00

Unlike in previous U.S. presidential elections of recent times, the battle for the White House in 2008 begins just a short drive west from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, across the Potomac River amid the commuter belt sprawl of northern Virginia.

Virginia holds keys to White Houseupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 12:49:00

Unlike in previous U.S. presidential elections of recent times, the battle for the White House in 2008 begins just a short drive west from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, across the Potomac River amid the commuter belt sprawl of northern Virginia.

Founding Fathers' dirty campaignupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 10:05:00

Negative campaigning in America was sired by two lifelong friends, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Back in 1776, the dynamic duo combined powers to help claim America's independence, and they had nothing but love and respect for one another. But by 1800, party politics had so distanced the pair that, for the first and last time in U.S. history, a president found himself running against his vice president. Greg Lalas: The American soccer fan's bill of responsibilitiesupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 12:02:00

In my last column, I wrote the American Soccer Fan's Bill of Rights. Almost immediately, I got several e-mails that considered such a thing too presumptive and smacking of unwarranted entitlement. (I can imagine King George III thinking similar things back in the 18th century, although he probably didn't e-mail Thomas Jefferson his thoughts.)

Monticello and America's 'Renaissance' presidentupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 14:27:00

If you want to understand who Thomas Jefferson was -- third president of the United States, author of the Declaration of Independence -- visit Monticello, his majestic mountaintop home in Charlottesville, Virginia.

CNN poll: Most say Founding Fathers wouldn't be impressedupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 11:07:00

How would the likes of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin feel about the way the United States has turned out 232 years after declaring its independence?

Rare song manuscript found in flea marketupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 01:45:00

A rare and original manuscript of one of America's most patriotic songs has been discovered in a flea market bargain.

Historic manuscript foundupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 01:45:00

The original manuscript of the song, 'My Country ?Tis of Thee,' was recently discovered at a New York City flea market.

CNN Student News One-Sheet: Political Parties in Americaupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 15:44:00

There are two major national political parties in the United States: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. But have those groups been at the forefront of American politics since the birth of the nation? This One-Sheet helps students learn about the history of political parties in America.

Virginia's capital merry and brightupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 11:01:00

Days and nights in Richmond, Virginia, sparkle during December more than a socialite draped in jewels. Legions of stringed lights hang like tinsel on trees. Candy-colored bulbs decorate foliage at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. And James River plantations treat guests to a colonial-style Christmas. From candlelight tours to light shows, this town offers more weekend choices than a travel agent's checklist.

Political attack adsupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 11:25:00

A look at three political attack ads. The first by Bill Hillsman, second by John Lapp, and third by Mark McKinnon.

Buy your ticket to lottery knowledge here! updated: Thu Aug 23 2007 21:02:00

Here are five things you probably didn't know about the lottery.

Who are young Americans' heroes? Mom, Dadupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 01:59:00

When it comes to those they most admire, young people do not look chiefly to the worlds of music, today's wars or history. Instead, they turn to their own families.

Fortune: Ask Bing: Feeling underqualified? Fake it.updated: Tue Aug 14 2007 22:04:00

Recently I was offered a position for which I am grossly under qualified. Ridiculously so, in fact. The benefit to me would be a pay raise of approximately 50%.

Jefferson slept hereupdated: Tue May 22 2007 12:17:00

The official mascot of the University of Virginia is the musketeer-like Cavalier, but unofficially it's the wahoo, a fish that, according to student legend, can drink twice its weight in a day. That's probably not what Thomas Jefferson had in mind when he designed U.Va.'s elegant neoclassical brick buildings and colonnades.

CNNMoney: Getting rich off 'God-less' dollar coinsupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 17:15:00

Some owners of the recently released George Washington Presidential coins unwittingly got a little more bang for their buck - and they have God to thank.

CNNMoney: Wines sold as rare may be fakeupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 06:15:00

Federal prosecutors looking into allegations of counterfeit wine sales have sent subpoenas to rare-wine collectors and to some of the world's leading auction houses, including Christie's in London and Zachys in New York, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Presidential $1 coin unveiled to mixed reviewsupdated: Thu Feb 15 2007 09:42:00

Coin enthusiasts and casual collectors lined up Thursday morning at Grand Central Terminal in New York for the first opportunity to get the $1 presidential coin - but the new coin's widespread adoption is far from guaranteed.

CNNMoney: Presidential dollar coin on the wayupdated: Mon Feb 12 2007 12:23:00

The U.S. Mint will issue a dollar coin featuring the likeness of George Washington this Thursday, the first in the series of presidential coin dollars.

CNNMoney: First Ladies to debut on new gold coinupdated: Tue Dec 19 2006 09:18:00

The U.S. Mint is issuing a new series of gold collector coins that feature the nation's early First Ladies, the Mint said Tuesday.

Jefferson's Virginia: America's hottest new wine countryupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 13:25:00

"Think of the world's great travel destinations," says Luca Paschina, wine maker at Barboursville Vineyards near Charlottesville. "Each has history, landscape, food and wine. That's the beauty of Virginia. It has all these things."

Stop along the Mississippi Riverupdated: Thu Jun 22 2006 10:47:00

A one-of-a-kind neighborhood exists between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nowhere else in the world will you see so many beautiful plantation homes, unique accommodations and great gifts. Better still, these stunning structures are open for tours, and all line the banks of the undulating Mississippi River.

CNNMoney: New nickel enters circulationupdated: Thu Jan 12 2006 10:11:00

A new nickel breaks into circulation Thursday, and it will feature Thomas Jefferson appearing in a totally new view.

CNNMoney: Living la bonne vieupdated: Fri Dec 02 2005 11:17:00

Thomas Jefferson said, "Every American has a second home in France."

CNNMoney: Jefferson looks forwardupdated: Wed Oct 05 2005 07:57:00

The nickel is getting such a facelift in 2006 that it will look a lot different than any other U.S. coin preceding it.

CNNMoney: Fear No. 3: The economy collapsesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2005 14:45:00

This summer rising oil prices raised the specter of '70s-style stagflation. If that ghost isn't scary enough, you can worry about today's overextended U.S. consumer and federal government, and tomorrow's aging boomer. After all, some smart people are frightened.

CNNMoney: High Court's pot mistakeupdated: Tue Jun 07 2005 11:00:00

Pot should be legal. We could use the money. But that's getting ignored in the wake of this week's Supreme Court decision.

In Defense of Certaintyupdated: Mon Jun 06 2005 12:10:00

"And in [William] Pryor's case, his beliefs are so well known, so deeply held, that it's very hard to believe, very hard to believe that they're not going to deeply influence the way he comes about saying, 'I will follow the law.' And that would be true of anybody who had very, very deeply held views."

CNNMoney: Bison back on nickelsupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 10:52:00

There's more change for your change, as another new U.S. nickel is launched into general circulation.

CNNMoney: New nickels unveiledupdated: Wed Sep 15 2004 14:27:00

It's not clear whether Thomas Jefferson considered the right half of his face to be his "good side," but folks at the U.S. Mint apparently think so. That's the profile they're engraving onto millions of new nickels.

CNNMoney: Another new nickel on the wayupdated: Mon Sep 13 2004 16:15:00

More than 178 years after his death, Thomas Jefferson is getting a makeover.

Could Bill Clinton beat Abe Lincoln?updated: Mon Aug 16 2004 15:03:00

Say campaign to a computer-game addict, and he's more likely to think Alien vs. Predator than Kerry vs. Bush.

CNNMoney: Build wealth in any marketupdated: Thu Aug 12 2004 17:18:00

So many investors -- maybe even you -- bought into some wild notions about stocks in the headiest days of the bull market. Today, perhaps a bit poorer, you're certainly wiser.

CNNMoney: Great American beersupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 10:02:00

As America toasts its founding, pause to consider beer's role in the history of the Republic.

CNNMoney: New nickels are on their wayupdated: Wed Mar 03 2004 13:02:00

Start checking your change: new nickels are making their way to pockets and purses across America.

Money Magazine: Class Struggle Does it matter if you're white or black? From a rich family or a poor one? When it comes to college admissions, iupdated: Sun Oct 01 2000 00:01:00

Thomas Jefferson considered himself the father of the University of Virginia, and like any father he left a complicated legacy. "Our university is the last of my mortal cares and the last service I...

Money Magazine: D.C. Tag Sale How to make Washington work: Privatize, privatize, privatize.updated: Mon Mar 01 1999 00:01:00

With all the lurid tales coming out of Washington, D.C. these days, a bit of good news got scant attention earlier this year: The Clinton Administration is reportedly considering raising $2.5 billi...

Fortune: Pundit Forecasts Portable, Praying PCs in The Age of Spiritual Machinesupdated: Mon Feb 01 1999 00:01:00

Let's start with a quick quiz: When is your mother's birthday? How about Thomas Jefferson's? When was Mickey Mouse born? When was the right triangle born?

Money Magazine: Best Places to Live Clean air and water...low crime and taxes...good public schoolsupdated: Wed Jul 01 1998 00:01:00

For our 12th annual ranking of the best places to live in America, we interviewed people in 500 households across the country about the factors that are most important in choosing a place to live. ...

Fortune: CORPORATE METHUSELAHSupdated: Mon Jul 26 1993 00:01:00

How do companies live to a ripe old age? It helps to avoid nostalgia, be flexible, or sell insurance. Of the ten oldest U.S. companies identified by Dun & Bradstreet's business information service ...

Money Magazine: America's 10 Best College Buys Not all are public -- some aren't even cheap -- but they give good educational value.updated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

The marketplace for higher education, like securities markets, has pockets of opportunity: schools that, like undervalued stocks, are worth more than you have to pay for them. This fact was verifie...

Fortune: THE EVOLUTION -- AND PROMISE -- OF THE NEW UNITED EUROPEupdated: Mon Mar 12 1990 00:01:00

The 1990s may well be the Decade of Europe, an era when that energized and integrated continent offers more challenge and opportunity than either Asia or America. In this new Europe, the leading fo...

Fortune: A LOBBY'S LONELY MISSION: RESCUE THE KID updated: Mon Jul 20 1987 00:01:00

- An old woman presses a gun to the head of a child who holds a lollipop. ''OK,'' grandma growls, ''just drop it in the bag and no one will get hurt.'' The cartoon, taped to a wall at the modest Wa...

Fortune: THE DEFICIT IS WORSE THAN IT LOOKS Congress and the White House are focusing on the wrong numbers in the budget debate.updated: Mon May 12 1986 00:01:00

The manner in which the federal government represents its financial condition is woefully misleading. For all the debate about the exact costs of items in the federal budget and the very precise de...

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