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Citing President Jefferson's historic battle against the Barbary pirates, Chuck Norris calls for similar action against present-day "sea radicals." Read why Walker, Texas Ranger wants the United States to deliver a Thomas Jefferson-style, roundhouse kick to the Somali pirates who menace commercial...More >>
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Historian and 2008 National Book Award winner Annette Gordon-Reed writes on CNN.com that recent events involving race, religion, even piracy once again emphasize Thomas Jefferson's relevance in the modern world.More >>
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Does the 44th share the view of the third? Is the presidency a "splendid misery?" While interviewing President Obama on Face the Nation yesterday, Bob Schieffer mentioned his recent visit to Monticello and its new visitor center, which will celebrate its grand opening on April 15 . Here is a...More >>
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... Thomas Jefferson made what's considered to be the first American contribution to vertebrate paleontology. Wired.com has the story , and notes that 52 years after Jefferson's scientific accomplishment, Abraham Lincoln made his own technical triumph, becoming the only U.S. president to patent an...More >>
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Though Thomas Jefferson was always reluctant to reveal his religious beliefs in public, today believers and nonbelievers alike often cite his words. Starting April 1, an excerpt from a letter Jefferson wrote on the subject to his nephew will appear on Seattle bus advertisements. A column in today's...More >>
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The Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello announces the release of Religion, State and Society: Jefferson's Wall of Separation in Comparative Perspective , a compilation of essays that examine the separation of religion and state in a comparative perspective with...More >>
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Recently unveiled murals of Monticello and Mount Vernon at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art capture the contradiction found in two slave-owning founders of American freedom. Created by artist Kerry Marshall, the murals depict the presidents' homes in vivid color but a closer look reveals the...More >>
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This weekend, paleontologists finished removing fossilized mammoth bones from a construction site at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. The coincidence of unearthing ancient bones on the site of a school bearing the name of a man fascinated with fossils was not lost on Dean Rudy Hasl...More >>
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Using the ever-curious Thomas Jefferson as a guide, and the story of the moose carcass the then-minister to France had installed in his Parisian residence as a launching pad, author David G. Post explores the "natural history" of the Internet in his new book, In Search of Jefferson's Moose . The...More >>
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The American Institute of Architects is recognizing "excellence in architectural advocacy" this week by announcing the winners of the Thomas Jefferson Award: Phillip Freelon, Roger Boothe and Donald Stastny. Interior Design has the story .More >>

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