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In an op-ed piece in today's Boston Globe, Lou Ureneck takes to task the sorry state of modern-day...More >>
In February, we discussed recently unveiled murals of Monticello and Mount Vernon by artist Kerry...More >>
In an article on Beliefnet , Steven Waldman, author of Founding Faith: How Our Founding Fathers Forged a Radical New Approach to Religious Liberty , reports on a new study that "reveals that a rapidly growing number of Americans hold the belief system that used to be described as Deism." The study, done by researchersMore >>
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The Jefferson Library recently purchased The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the...More >>
As newspapers' budgets, circulations and newsrooms shrink, Gene Policinski of the First Amendment Center takes the opportunity to revisit the Jeffersonian idea of the press as government watchdogs, suggesting that the decline of newspapers and the rise of elMore >>
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A kitchen garden at the White House is not a new idea. In the early years of the nation, vegetables...More >>
Intrepid visitors to Monticello's web site may have already caught the announcement, but I wanted...More >>
In a special commemorative edition of Newsweek , history professor and National Book Award winner...More >>
One of the best parts about our jobs as librarians is that we run across some wicked-cool bits of...More >>
Tuckahoe Plantation, boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, is offering candlelit Christmas Tours of the...More >>

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