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John Adams

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  • Land grant values hinge on the signer

    Q: Your column carried a photo of a Ben Franklin-signed deed that sold for $13,200. We have a document signed 1811 that grants land in Ohio to a family member. It's signed in two places by President James Madison and once by Secretary of State James...
  • This presidential database loves running and Legos

    This presidential database loves running and Legos
    Arden Hayes is 5. He loves Legos and running so fast across the living room to flip onto the couch that his feet end up pointing at the ceiling. He also loves the presidents — especially 11 and 33. Arden knows all 44 U.S. presidents. In order....
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. 18 Everyday Products You’ve Been Using Wrong (BuzzFeed) The Sweeethome ran some tests...
  • Their revolution and ours

    It's happening again. The revolution that overthrew Egypt's long-time dictator is now being overthrown itself. One revolution leads to another, one dictatorship to another. The game never ends; the revolving door just keeps spinning. Hosni Mubarak's 30-...
  • Fourth of July 2013 TV programming

     
    As America celebrates its 237th birthday over Fourth of July 2013, television networks will again have several programs of all types airing during the holiday, which falls on a Thursday this year but will perhaps carry over through the weekend for...
  • How are Romney, Obama connected to the arts?

    How are Romney, Obama connected to the arts?
    Art hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections. But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House. Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
  • Beer Summits and The Most Thankless Job On Earth

    Beer Summits and The Most Thankless Job On Earth
    Tonight, Vice President Joe Biden - or “Joey” as he goes by these days - and Rep. Paul Ryan will “debate” for the world, Heavyweight Underachiever Championship also know as the Vice Presidency. In December of 1793, John Adams, the...
  • NYC Bars Draw Crowds For The VP Debate

    NYC Bars Draw Crowds For The VP Debate
    There's nothing like settling in at a local bar, ready to take in the latest nationally televised debate. We're talking about that other main event, the debate between this election's two vice presidential candidates, Vice President Joe Biden and...
  • Patrick Henry's Virginia home broadens view of historical figure

    Patrick Henry's Virginia home broadens view of historical figure
    BROOKNEAL, Va. — Most Americans know Patrick Henry for one speech: "Give me liberty or give me death," delivered March 23, 1775, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., during the Second Virginia Convention. One place you can learn more...
  • Compromise Part Of 'Spirit Of '76'

    Compromise Part Of 'Spirit Of '76'
    The Declaration of Independence, announced 236 years ago today by the Second Continental Congress, is the birth certificate of the United States of America. Its famous words are, or should be, known to all: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that...
  • 8/12/2012-Welcome To Connecticut Mr. President

    8/12/2012-Welcome To Connecticut Mr. President
    We're missing out on not being a battleground state in this year's presidential election. I mean, there's a lot of evil campaign commercials out there that we don't get to see. I feel cheated.   Campaign commercials are designed to make the other guy...
  • "First Family: Abigail and John Adams" by Joseph J. Ellis

    "First Family: Abigail and John Adams" by Joseph J. Ellis
    "First Family:Abigail and John Adams" By Joseph J. Ellis Alfred A. Knopf, 320 pages, $27.95 The lustful letter, like most things in these digital days, isn't what it once was. Never mind the dissipated form or the Tweeting generation's grammatical...