Topic: The Library of Congress
Newt Gingrich once wrote a bill that proposed to clarify when a moon base could apply for statehood. He admitted the bill was a bit odd Wednesday. But it might now prove to be a stroke of brilliance.
The prolific author says he hopes to convey to students that reading is a necessity, not an option.
Alexander Graham Bell went on to invent the telephone, but before he did that he experimented with recording devices. The old disks were considered unplayable until new technology gave scientists the chance to listen to the recordings for the first time in 130 years.
12/14/2011 11:29 pm
Obama on Thursday exhorted Congress, again, to pass his jobs bill. From start to finish, the president depends on friends in Congress even to introduce legislation, let alone pass it.
10/06/2011 08:54 pm
Candice Millard calls assassinated US President James Garfield a "very admirable" person whose death was "a real loss to the nation."
10/04/2011 03:38 pm
How a posthumous novel by 'Mildred Pierce' author James M. Cain was discovered and released.
09/23/2011 11:21 am
Behind the impasse in Washington over debt and deficits lies a moral, even religious, problem. How should a Christian respond to the economic debate?
08/13/2011 09:00 am
Philip Levine, a former Detroit factory worker and one of the most highly rated writers of his generation, is the new US Poet Laureate.
08/11/2011 05:49 pm
There is growing pressure on President Obama to simply declare an increase in the debt ceiling by executive order and tell everyone else: Deal with it.
07/29/2011 12:27 pm
Former presidents, politicians, and the family of former first lady Betty Ford gathered today in Palm Springs, Calif., to celebrate her life. Mrs. Ford, who died Friday, is remembered for her honest demeanor and dedication to equal rights. Since her husband's presidency, Betty Ford has passed the mantle of first lady to six other women. Here are the contributions each made:
07/12/2011 07:00 pm