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C commented on Horrors of war: Jaquith interviews photo-journo Ashley Gilbertson
Sounds like a cult to me, and in my experience, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck.
Janie commented on Hemings book wins National Book Award
Mr. Barger makes many excellent points here. The bottom line, there is no definite proof that Jefferson himself fathered Hemming's children. Sadly, a trend in current politics is guiding such inaccurate facts. At least we now know there is another more sensible side to the story. An educated...
Herbert Barger commented on Hemings book wins National Book Award
This is one of the most inaccurate books that I have seen a professional scholar write. I wrote the National Awards Committee and suggested that they consider PULLING her award. This book is a brazen attempt to make the public believe that TJ fathered Hemings children. She says that TJ fathered 7...
FDR commented on Hemings book wins National Book Award
I first heard about it when taking a tour of Monticello 12 years ago when we moved here. Nothing wrong with reporting it, but for the Hook to post here that its a revelation is incorrect.
SamDaremie commented on Hemings book wins National Book Award
Well maybe some people don't get out and read as much as you do... I know that I wouldn't have known that until someone told me. It's not like you go out and look for that kind of information you know. Besides, writting about Thomas Jefferson is a good way to refresh the young minds of today and...
jm commented on Hemings book wins National Book Award
It's been well known that Hemings was Matha's half-sister for well over a hundred years. Its not a new relevation in any way unless you haven't ever read anything about Jefferson.
john jones commented on Obama to hold JMU rally Tuesday
I enjoyed watching your speech, I was not able to make it but I was able to see it online. My sisters went there and were able to shake your hand, they got plenty of pictures. Thank's for giving us this opportunity to get a peice of history in action.
Hannah commented on MFA Reading Series: Jasmine Bailey, Memory Peebles
Dear Barbara- I somehow feel vindicated after having read the many accounts on the web regarding the encountering the rude, and disrespect of the owner of Mas Tapas. My party encountered extremely poor service as in "no customer service" recently at this restaurant. After attempting to voice our...
jose commented on Manson smasher: Now, Bugliosi wants to prosecute Bush
i hate to say it, but most of america is stupid, they cant see past the first layer of any issue. the author's argument is nuanced and interesting, but to 80% of america, bush is a hero for going after those "muslims". I'd settle for a public acceptance over time that he lied and was manipulated...
Music Lover commented on Manson smasher: Now, Bugliosi wants to prosecute Bush
"This isn’t real hard to accomplish. Through the joint-responsibility rule of conspiracy, he was convicted of the murders themselves. I see it as no big deal." Actually, it was a VERY big deal. It wasn't that he was able to convince jurors that Manson was involved, though that itself was no walk in...

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