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9 American greats Amanda Gorman referenced in her poem performed during Joe Biden's inauguration, from Maya Angelou to Barack Obama

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP Amanda Gorman paid homage to many American greats in her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb." Gorman references the work of Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, and more.  The 22-year-old poet preformed her poem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
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Read the full text of Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people — the will of the people — has been...
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7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn't know

Washington, DC is home to America's most historical landmarks. These landmarks attract thousands of visitors, but also have secrets and interesting backstories.  A hidden crypt, a "whispering gallery," and moon rocks can be found in DC. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. 1. The Lincoln Memorial had a typo. In the inscription of Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, the word "future" started with an E instead of an F. The bottom part...
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, US, America, Trends, Washington Dc, Pope, Lincoln Memorial, George Washington, Capitol, Abraham Lincoln, Michael Collins, Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt


READ: The full text of President Biden's inaugural address

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 Patrick Semansky/Pool via AP President Joe Biden was formally sworn into office at noon on January 20.  Biden emphasized themes of unity and national healing in his 22-minute speech. Read the full text of Biden's inauguration address here.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden was formally sworn in to office at noon on January 2...
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Leadership Lessons from Great Past Presidents

What can great former U.S. presidents such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy teach us about leadership? Today’s business leaders can learn a lot by studying the wisdom and “management style” of some of our most admirable past presidents. George Washington: Ethical entrepreneur There’s no better place to start than at the beginning, with the man who, during his lifetime, may have been the most popular president ever. George Washington was more tha...
Tags: Obama, Steve Jobs, Washington, Government, Sales, America, United States, John F Kennedy, Lincoln, Great, George Washington, United States of America, Abraham Lincoln, Roosevelt, Franklin D Roosevelt, Goodwin


Presidents' Day 2021 sales: The best early deals on everything from mattresses to TVs

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Purple A three-day weekend might be its best selling point, but Presidents' Day has more going for it than that - like a slew of online sales, for instance.This year, Presidents' Day lands on February 15, a day after Valentine's Day. While we're still a few weeks away from the holiday, several retailers have already announced their sales, including Leesa and Purple.Historically, Presidents' Day is ...
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Presidents Day 2021 sales: The best early deals on everything from mattresses to TVs

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Purple A three-day weekend might be its best selling point, but Presidents' Day has more going for it than that - like a slew of online sales, for instance.This year, Presidents' Day lands on February 15, a day after Valentine's Day. While we're still a few weeks away from the holiday, several retailers have already announced their sales, including Leesa and Purple.Historically, Presidents' Day is ...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, US, Sales, Trends, Valentine, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Leesa, Style (Reviews, Kitchen (Reviews, Deals (Reviews, IP Deals, Home (Reviews, Tech & Electronics (Reviews, Sarah Saril


Trump plans to leave Washington before the inauguration because he doesn't want to fly out as an ex-president or ask Biden to borrow Air Force One, report says

Donald Trump seen on Air Force One in 2017. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump wants to leave Washington DC before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20, CNN reported. His aim is to avoid leaving the White House as an ex-president, CNN said. It also suggested Trump doesn't want to ask Biden if he can borrow Air Force One. Biden is due to be sworn in around midday on January 20, amid a heightened security presence prompted by the riot at the US Capito...
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Podcast #675: The Humble, Narcissistic Leader

Research, not to mention anecdotal observation, shows that a lot of narcissists end up in leadership positions. That’s because the qualities narcissism enlarges into extremes — confidence, assertiveness, a sense of destiny — help people rise to the top. Unfortunately, the same qualities of narcissism that help an individual obtain a leadership position, can prevent them from being effective in that position, and from holding onto it. My guest’s research has uncovered what can be a solution to...
Tags: Podcast, Leadership, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, George Washington, Brad, Walter Isaacson, A Man's Life, Brad Owens, Brad Brad, Ron Chernow Steve Jobs


Lumberjack 3

The third lumberjack is the last for now. I’ve got a lot of prep work on my desk right now- sewing, cutting, and even getting out the dyes. I’m revving up for a new year that seems so very uncertain. But I will continue to make because that’s what keeps me sane! Spotty hair. George Washington on his chest. A wooden button because he is a lumberjack!
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'No change without bloodshed': Parler users call for violence during riots

Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Conservative-leaning social media sites Parler and Gab erupted with talk of a revolution as mobs stormed the Capitol.  "The time has come Patriots. This is our time. Time to take back our country. Time to fight for our freedom," wrote Lin Wood, ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Politics, Congress, Washington, Time, Trends, Social Media, Donald Trump, Trump, George Washington, Capitol, Twitter Twitter, U S Capitol, Shannon Stapleton Reuters, US Capitol


Woman Shot Dead Inside U.S. Capitol After Rabid Trump Supporters Breach Building During Electoral Vote Congressional Hearing

UPDATE (10:28 P.M. ET): Trump Supporter Ashli Babbitt Identified As Woman Shot & Killed During U.S. Capitol Siege UPDATE (6:23 P.M. ET): The woman who was shot inside the U.S. Capitol has died, Fox 5 D.C. reports. The woman shot inside the Capitol has died per @DCPoliceDept https://t.co/gvZgHJnYQ2 — Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) January 6, 2021 A woman was reportedly shot in the neck inside the U.S. Capitol after thousands of rabid Donald Trump supporters stormed the building and breach...
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For New Year, let’s rebuild a ‘leave us alone’ coalition

SACRAMENTO – “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong,” wrote the late journalist and professional cynic H.L. Mencken. In our modern world, the “answers” to our myriad and complex problems always seem to involve the use of government – through taxation, regulation, bureaucracy and even military invasion. As prevalent as that answer may be, it is usually – although not always – wrong, which is one lesson all Americans should learn from our unspeakably bad year...
Tags: California, Opinion, Saudi Arabia, Senate, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, Biden, Yemen, Donald Trump, Trump, George Washington, Grover Norquist


California’s 21 century witch hunts

Nearly 70 years ago, Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible,” a play ostensibly about the 17th century Salem witchcraft trials, in which about 25 people, mostly women, were accused of consorting with the devil and suffered horrible deaths. There’s no doubt, however, that Miller’s play was an allegorical denunciation of persecuting Americans suspected of harboring communist beliefs, particularly hearings by Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy. In fact, after writing the play Miller was convicted of contemp...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, California, Opinion, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, Salem, Lincoln, Arthur Miller, Mccarthy, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan


How young is the oldest building in your state?

How old is the oldest building in your state? This map will tell you.While the East Coast has some pretty ancient stuff, the oldest buildings elsewhere are many centuries older.The Pueblo dwellings in the Four Corners states go back to 750 CE. Oldest drinking establishment What's the difference between a European and an American? Well, there are many, but here's a good one: for a European, 100 miles is far; for an American, 100 years is old. It's a cliché with some truth to it. In Europe's po...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Florida, Maps, England, New York, Texas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, California, Montana, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Oregon


The Trump Admin Has A Plan To Distribute The Vaccine — That Ends When Biden Takes Office

The COVID-19 vaccine is out, and it could turn into President Trump’s final dirty trick against Joe Biden. Trump officials have been offering optimistic timeframes on vaccine distribution that both belie the complexity of what will be the greatest mass vaccination campaign in American history and could serve to set unrealistic expectations for the incoming Biden administration.  “Late February, in the March time period, I think you’ll start seeing [it] much more like a flu vaccination ca...
Tags: News, Nbc, Obama, Congress, Cdc, Senate, Joe Biden, Walgreens, House, Kaiser, Wisconsin, Fda, Vaccine, Biden, Baltimore, Cvs


The Colognes of Famous Men

I’m always looking for ways to really get to know famous men from history. It’s why biographies are one of my favorite genres of books and why some of my favorite trips are visiting the homes of famous men long dead. I like to uncover the small details of their lives.  What did they carry in their pockets?  What books were in their library? What sorts of items did they keep by their bedside? What was their daily routine like?  Such small details, stitched together, can really give yo...
Tags: England, Life, America, Cologne, United States, Winston Churchill, Army, John F Kennedy, Napoleon Bonaparte, Errol Flynn, Jfk, Creed, Cape Cod, Ernest Hemingway, George Washington, George


Sen. Lamar Alexander says that Trump should put 'the country first' and accept Biden's election win

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee). Al Drago/POOL/AFP Retiring GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said on "Meet the Press" that President Donald Trump should put "the country first" and congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election win. "The states have counted, certified their votes," he said. "The courts have resolved the disputes. It looks very much like the electors will vote for Joe Biden." Alexander is among the few Republicans in Washington DC who have publicly stated th...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, Tennessee, House, Republican Party, Biden, Meet The Press, Donald Trump, Trump


How to Choose a Biography to Read

Biographies are a particularly rich genre of books. By reading them you can learn not only about an individual’s life, but through that personal prism, find an accessible window to the historical period in which they lived. Paradoxically, the more particular something is, the more generally it can be applied, and even if some figure lived a very different and much more epic life than yours, following the contours of their story can grant you plenty of insight into your own. But what do you do w...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Life, Travel & leisure, New York Times, Winston Churchill, Lincoln, Napoleon, Andrew Roberts, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Roberts, Caro, Lyndon Johnson, Ron Chernow


Dutch Oven

The photo shows a Petromax Dutch oven. Time to resume blogging here. Covid and other activities have been the cause of slow to non-posting. I want to share a rare phenomenon. Dutch Oven. Quite well know in the USA and in other countries, but not so well known in The Netherlands itself, the country where the Dutch live… A Dutch oven (not to be confused with masonry oven) is a thick-walled cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid. Dutch ovens are usually made of seasoned cast iron; however, some ...
Tags: Food, Usa, Washington, Hotels, United States, Netherlands, Bristol, The Netherlands, Paul Revere, Northwest, George Washington, Lewis, Clark, Darby, James Thomas, Texas Utah


Trump is refusing to concede the election to Biden and reportedly planning a rally on his inauguration day. Here are 9 other famous presidential feuds in history.

A composite image of President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI,JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump has still refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, and is reportedly planning a rally on Biden's inauguration day. Biden has said that Trump should go to his inauguration to demonstrate a peaceful transfer of power, but that his predecessor's presence was "of no personal consequence to me." They are far from the first American presiden...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Navy, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images, Harvard, Atlantic, United States, Ronald Reagan, New York Times


Giuliani discussed ‘pre-emptive pardon' with Trump, report says – live

New York Times reports discussions between Trump and Rudy GiulianiScott Atlas resigns as pandemic adviser after controversial tenureCongress races to avoid government shutdown amid pandemicSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 4.20pm GMT Scott Atlas, the controversial coronavirus adviser who resigned Monday, had been repeatedly denounced by faculty at Stanford University for his “falsehoods and misrepresentations of science.” Stanford is home to the conservative Hoover...
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I flew on Spirit Airlines' first 'shuttle' flight from Newark to Boston for $25 and still overpaid – here's why it's a great budget option

I flew on the first Spirit Airlines flight from Newark to Boston for $25. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Spirit Airlines inaugurated service between Newark and Boston on November 18, becoming the fifth carrier on the busy route.  The two daily flights join a competitive sector dominated by American, Delta, United, and JetBlue, primarily serving business travelers and offering bonus perks for flyers.  We flew on the first flight from Newark to Boston to see if Spirit's dirt-cheap fares hel...
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I flew on the Spirit Airlines' first 'shuttle' flight from Newark to Boston for $25 and still overpaid – here's why it's a great budget option

I flew on the first Spirit Airlines flight from Newark to Boston for $25. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Spirit Airlines inaugurated service between Newark and Boston on November 18, becoming the fifth carrier on the busy route.  The two daily flights join a competitive sector dominated by American, Delta, United, and JetBlue, primarily serving business travelers and offering bonus perks for flyers.  We flew on the first flight from Newark to Boston to see if Spirit's dirt-cheap fares hel...
Tags: New York, Boston, US, Trends, Connecticut, Delta, Spirit, Newark, Jetblue, Laguardia, Laguardia Airport, Amtrak, Delta Air Lines, Jetblue Airways, Spirit Airlines, George Washington


Vandals hit Minneapolis statues of George Washington and pioneers

The culprits toppled the statue of the first president and covered the pioneers monument with anti-colonialist graffiti.
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Ask the author: Hamilton and the Law (and the court)

Hamilton content? Hamilton content! Hardly any topic is more ubiquitous these days than Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash musical. Fans, academics, artists and writers of all stripes – even Supreme Court justices – have found cause to analyze or drop references to it. Seemingly the only platform it hasn’t graced is SCOTUSblog. That is, until now. With Hamilton and the Law, released in October from Cornell University Press, editor Lisa Tucker has invited 32 luminaries from across the legal profession to...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, New York City, America, Hawaii, Harper Lee, Philadelphia, Miranda, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


How George Washington Used His First Thanksgiving as President to Unite a New Country

For his first presidential Thanksgiving, George Washington aimed to pull his country together in the face of the many internal divisions that could yank it apart.
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Here's why Thanksgiving is always on the fourth Thursday of November

Thanksgiving has been held on a Thursday in November since George Washington's presidency, but the week of the month evolved throughout history.         [Author: Journal Star]
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2020 America is still vulnerable to the dangers George Washington warned of in 1797

Some are subverting the institutions Washington helped create to undermine confidence in the vote and invalidate Joe Biden's win. They won't succeed.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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The U.S. Constitution and the problem of Constituent Power

 I just finished teaching a reading course (by Zoom) at the Harvard Law School on "Reforming the U.S. Constitution:  Is it Desirable?  Is it Possible?"  Although we (the roughly ten students and myself) did not agree on exactly what reforms might be desirable, there was general agreement that at least some might well be.  Indeed, I assigned materials across the ideological spectrum, including the so-called "Texas Plan" put forth by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that advocates nine important structu...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Congress, Senate, South Africa, House Of Representatives, Philadelphia, University Of Virginia, Madison, Rhode Island, Bernie Sanders, Hamilton, Branding, Greg Abbott, George Washington, Harvard Law School