If our ideals as a society live up to our better angels, then those ideals can be sacred because they lift up humanity. And we become enlightened.
What do Kobe Bryant, Bob Hope and Thomas Jefferson have in common? They are among the more than 200 names President Donald Trump has recommended to be honored in a yet-to-be created National Garden of American Heroes.
The future of the youth vote is more up for grabs than some now think.
We are all the intellectual inheritors of the Declaration of Independence.
The president is emerging as the defender of the American regime and way of life.
Ohio's Newton Falls declared itself a "Statuary Sanctuary City" in a written proclamation letter issued on Saturday.
Michele Cooley-Strickland, who can trace her lineage back to Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings, said figures in U.S. history need to be evaluated on a sum total basis.
Nine generations separate me from my ancestors: Sally Hemings, a slave, and Thomas Jefferson, her owner. Plenty of time to process the fact men like him belong in museums, not on public squares.
America's founding fathers established the system that is now being railed against nationwide.
"Some things never change, dad!" Ivanka Trump tweeted regarding Jefferson's quote from a letter to his daughter, Martha.
Talk radio host Hugh Hewitt came under fire Wednesday after a tweet equating Trump's actions in Ukraine with a 1803 land deal between France and the United States.
Former President Thomas Jefferson's legacy as both the author of the Declaration of Independence and a slaveholder has called into question if and how he should be honored.
The Fourth of July is the most important political holiday in the world.
We are still having similar arguments in America today, but the remote power that conservatives and libertarians worry about is the size, scale and scope of our own federal government.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham takes aim at Mayor Pete Buttigieg after he ridiculed her on her own network's town hall Sunday night.
In an article posted to the newspaper's website, the editor said he suspected it was the phrase "Indian Savages" that triggered the deletion.
"UVA welcomes open and civil discourse on such important issues. However, acts of vandalism do not contribute to meaningful discussion."
Jefferson denounced the trade but owned more than 600 slaves in his lifetime.