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The crew and passengers of the Thomas Jefferson helped rescue more than 50 US Airways passengers stranded in the icy Hudson River after Thursday's plane crash. "They were cheering when we pulled up," said Capt. Vince Lombardi.More >>
Thomas Jefferson was sworn into office as third president of the United States on March 4, 1801: http://www.princeton.edu/~tjpapers/inaugural/inednote.htmlMore >>
<img src=" http://www.monticello.org/sites/default/files/uploaded-content-images/bg... width="105" height="105" align="right" title="" />Re-elected in 1804, President Jefferson gave his second inaugural address on March 5, 1805: <a href="...More >>
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On the election of the United States' first African-American president Guest commentary Barack Obama's inauguration opens another chapter in the history of race relations in the United States. He is very fond of quoting Abraham Lincoln, and seems his natural heir. Certainly the victory that Lincoln...More >>
Guest commentary ...all men are created equal... —Declaration of Independence, 1776 This phrase has been the idea more than the American reality, but it has inspired generations to help create a more perfect union. JULIAN BOND is Chairman of the NAACP , Professor of History at the University of...More >>
<blockquote> <em>"A nation, by establishing a character of liberality and magnanimity, gains in the friendship and respect of others more than the worth of mere money." <cite>--Thomas Jefferson, Special Message, January 13, 1806.</cite></em> </blockquote>More >>
"A nation, by establishing a character of liberality and magnanimity, gains in the friendship and respect of others more than the worth of mere money." --Thomas Jefferson, Special Message, January 13, 1806.More >>
Hot off the press (almost) from another of our former ICJS fellows, Jeff Matsuura, is Jefferson vs. the Patent Trolls: A Populist Vision of Intellectual Property Rights (produced in an aesthetically pleasing setting and travel-friendly size by the University of Virginia Press in late 2008). Even if...More >>
Guest commentary "man ... feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely at an election one day in the year, but every day..." --Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Cabell, February 2, 1816 There's a lot that is appealing in Jefferson's observation, with its expression of an ideal...More >>
Guest commentary When Jefferson penned these words he was thinking of the kind of participatory "ward" democracy that took place in New England town meetings, the kind of democracy that still only takes place in small towns where people personally discuss and vote on issues relating to their...More >>

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