On this day in 1792, George Washington issued the first presidential veto in American history.
Raleigh cautioned his son to avoid choosing a wife solely on her physical merits, for marrying for beauty, he said, binds a man to that which “perchance will neither last nor please thee one year.”
On April 4, 2094 B.C. the world’s first recorded eclipse took place. And people freaked.
If it’s the Constitution, we’re in trouble.
It’s safe to say that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is one of the most revered figures of the twentieth century.
His method of patient, peaceful resistance to British colonial rule proved both wise and effective. He said many beautiful things, demonstrated powerful discipline, and was a deeply spiritual man.
The author of Ramona Quimby & Co. brings up a reason why free-range parenting might not work anymore.
On April Fools’ Day, a look back on one of the great deceptions in modern history.
His fascinating and turbulent life included a bizarre and gruesome ending.
Here are 5 of the best April Fools' jokes throughout history.
Are we making reading harder than it really needs to be?
In the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the Supreme Court announced a 4-4 vote on March 29, 2016. The tie was due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. For teachers unions around the country it was a great victory that would have likely not happened. FDR likely would have been disappointed.
They will be without the ability or tools to think through and analyze media messages.
On what would have been his 163rd birthday, a glimpse into the soul of the brilliant, tormented artist.
Why it still matters.
Earlier this month marked the 75th anniversary of beloved actor Jimmy Stewart being drafted into military service for WWII.
A list of (sourced) quotes that reflect what America’s Founders thought about the nature of humanity.
Nowadays, the norm when reading a book alone is to read it silently to oneself. Apparently, this practice was unusual in the ancient world.
Pope Francis called for ‘weapons of love’ in the wake of the ISIS attack on Brussels. If a previous Pope had made a similar call to arms, Christendom might not exist today.
On March 28, 193 A.D., Rome’s elite bodyguard committed an atrocity that scarred the imperial throne.
Some of Pilate's actions and words were perfectly understandable.
Here’s the story behind the painting.
Here’s what ‘Maundy’ means. And how it’s relevant.
There was a time when intellectuals in the West were enthralled with Communism and viewed Lenin and Stalin in heroic terms.
Despite its religious undertones, is the Messiah an important part of western tradition we all need to know?
It’s often said that you can tell a lot about a person’s life by the way they behave at their death.
The Brussels attacks reveal an open society isn't the problem.
“It seems to me that there is scarce any Accomplishment more necessary to a Man of Sense, than that of Writing well in his Mother Tongue.”
On the anniversary of his ‘liberty or death’ speech, we ask a bizarre question: Was the famed American orator literate?