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History can be inconvenient. For those who condemn Edward Snowden it is best not to look into the history of one of the nation’s most influential forefathers, Benjamin Franklin. Not only was Franklin the Snowden of his day,
Here’s an easy question for you. How much is a $100 bill worth? If you think it’s a trick question, then you guessed right. While the $100 bill you have folded in your wallet or purse is probably worth what it says, in case you have
Before you tuck into that nicely browned Thanksgiving turkey, imagine it as the nation's symbol. There's an argument to be dished out, with a side of tongue-in-cheek, that Ben Franklin had it right about turkeys and eagles. The turkey wild ones,
Carver will face Fort Hill of Cumberland, which recorded a three-set victory over Perryville, in Saturday's 5 p.m...That game also will be played at Ritchie Coliseum. "It was an amazing experience," said Herlihy, a senior. "We're known as an arts
While researching a quote on the Internet to begin this column, I found a few (a gross understatement) conflicting ideas. One source quoted Albert Einstein saying, "Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe." Another says that no
From his response, it almost sounds as if this founding father was not entirely confident that we would be able to keep the republican form of government, and the document that secured it, that had been crafted over the preceding months.
New bells, but no whistles, will appear on a snazzy $100 bill set for release on Tuesday after a two-year delay, U.S. officials said. The $100 bill, affectionately known as a Ben Franklin , will have a security strip embedded in the paper that is
I've brought you through time to the present day to offer us your unique perspective on our fractured modern-day government. Can you believe that the wonderful democracy you created has devolved into the bitter, divisive political cesspool of today?..
Dari Michele Jill Lepore Benny fled home at 17 and grew up to be, well, Benjamin Franklin, a polymath and probably the most interesting public man this country has produced...She bore 12 children while often in poverty, then helped care for her
Michael Zelenko There are countless activities, including red-eye flights and family dinners, that are made tolerable by alcohol...The concept behind Drunk History , like the premise of anything successful and worthwhile, is deceptively simple: ply a