In a recent entry on the Huffington Post, Michael Meranze, History Professor at UCLA, quotes Jefferson and cites his epitaph in arguing against cuts in state spending on education at all levels in California.
In her latest piece for the New York Times, Maira Kalman presents a moving and funny homage to Jefferson and Monticello following a recent visit to Charlottesville. Reader reaction has been very positive. Over 250 comments posted were in under 24 hours, with many including references to past and planned tours of Jefferson's mountaintop home.
In seeking to set a new tone for relations between the United States and the Muslim world, President Obama invoked the words of Thomas Jefferson and referenced Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), who used Jefferson's personal copy of the Koran, rather than a bible, for his swearing-in ceremony. Full text of speech »more »