Topic: Alexander Hamilton
His request to call lawmakers in support of a debt-ceiling solution requires a great faith that Americans know how to handle their own debt or can reconcile competing impulses about taxes and spending.
07/26/2011 03:48 pm
Last summer, when a jury convicted Blagojevich on one count and deadlocked on all the rest, he didn't testify. This time defense lawyers apparently are betting on his personal charm.
05/26/2011 10:01 pm
Saying that the US hasn't defaulted on federal debt since the days of Alexander Hamilton is great rhetoric. If only it were true.
05/26/2011 12:58 pm
Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel about the passage of time set in the digital upending of the music industry.
04/20/2011 12:14 am
A reckless free-trade policy is destroying America's jobs machine. We must return to a policy of strategic, not unconditional, economic openness.
04/01/2011 12:29 pm
New York Times columnist David Brooks uses brain science theory to argue that culture – and not reason – shapes our decisions.
03/08/2011 06:05 am
Despite the ongoing attempts of House Republicans to kill President Obama's health-care reform law, the history of America's intense debate over ratifying the Constitution should make us optimistic about the law being accepted, improved, and implemented.
02/24/2011 11:08 am
If you're an American, you know that George Washington was "the Father of Our Country." But how many of us really know what that means? As we celebrate his 279th birthday, here are five outstanding books that help to bring George Washington and his accomplishments to light.
02/20/2011 01:19 pm
FBI agents arrest a California man who called Rep. Jim McDermott's Seattle office in December and left two threatening messages linked to the Democrat's stand on extending the Bush tax cuts.
01/12/2011 09:26 pm
Several lawsuits over the health-care reform's individual mandate hinge on interpretations of the constitution's Commerce Clause. This clause is widely believed to grant Congress broad power over national markets. But that isn't what the founders had in mind.
12/21/2010 11:43 am