Procrastinating taxpayers: wonder why you're getting a couple extra days to file your taxes this year?
April 15 fell on a Sunday this year, so you can thank a Christian for the first extra day, as politicians are so terrified of offending them, they've never liked to do government business on Sunda ... More >>
In a brief break from the depressing news we've been covering lately, we wanted to weigh in on presidential toys. You may have heard that Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom had something to say about Etch A Sketch yesterday.
"I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign," Fehrnstrom said, before ... More >>
George Washington didn't really chop down a cherry tree, but he was fond of cherries.It is said that George Washington had wooden teeth, and they were on display in a museum somewhere. They told us that in elementary school. Actually, his dentures were carved from a hippo horn.
(This is not Dennis Pogue.)Whiskey is as American as apple pie. At least that's what Dennis Pogue, chief archaeologist at Mount Vernon, would have you believe. Over the last several years, he's spent much of his time making George Washington's whiskey (our first president was a distiller, in ... More >>
President Obama is about to make, um, history, by becoming the first U.S. President to appear on a daytime TV talk show -- something George Washington or Abraham Lincoln could never actually get away with, media being what it was in those days (also, they weren't exactly lookers). In the mode ... More >>
President Obama doesn't make the list--the word is still out--though he seems to be showing promising enthusiasm for this peach. (credit: Democratic National Committee)
It's too early to predict whether Barack Obama is going to be one of our greatest foodie presidents, though the signs are g ... More >>
As we close out MLK Day for the year, let us not forget what he was really fighting for: the Republican Party, and small government. King was a registered Republican, which prompts a dizzying peroration by the blogprof, who scorns the Democratic Party for supporting the Confederacy in the Civil War, ... More >>