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George Washington Owes Library $300,000

Apr 19, 2010
The first president has accrued 220 years’ worth of late fees on two books he checked out from -- and never returned to -- a New York library. Washington borrowed “Law of Nations” and a collection of debate transcripts from the British Parliament. He is not expected to repay the debt.

Happy Oil Dependence Day

Jul 2, 2008
As we head into the Fourth of July weekend of patriotic bluster and beer swilling -- but before we are too besotted with ourselves -- might we also for once consider our imperfections? Why not take a moment to heed the cautions of our founding father, George Washington, whose true legacy will most likely be ignored during the flag-waving weekend?