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.
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.
Candice Millard calls assassinated US President James Garfield a "very admirable" person whose death was "a real loss to the nation."
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.