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A speech of Edward Everett and a painting by N.C. Wyeth create a mythical founding moment of an American nation conceived as a white homeland.
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The popular image of Martha Washington as matronly and austere has suppressed a fuller understanding of the first First Lady as a person rather than a witness to her husband's leadership.
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Although the Capitol riots raised deep concern about the rule of law, there is a deeper challenge ahead of the nation: to understand and change the undemocratic aspects of our foundational law and refuse half-measures in the name of unity.
Historian and Washington biographer Alexis Coe takes apart Nikki Haley's faulty references to George Washington's role in the founding.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Eli Merritt
"Today’s Republican senators must at least be willing to break with their party and disappoint some of their constituents — and, yes, perhaps lose their jobs in coming elections — to serve the larger interest of protecting the nation."
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