Five Myths About the Founding Fathers

Five Myths About the Founding Fathers

From Athens and Rome to the present day, all great societies have founding myths — stories they tell themselves about who they are and where they came from. Perhaps because the United States is younger than most nations (239 years old on Saturday), our founding is among the best-documented.

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A Government Snoop That Puts the NSA To Shame

A Government Snoop That Puts the NSA To Shame

Since Edward Snowden leaked details of the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance program two years ago, the controversy over privacy and domestic spying has crossed party lines, embarrassed senior officials and launched presidential campaigns.

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Greece and Puerto Rico: Lessons for America

Greece and Puerto Rico: Lessons for America

Greece will hold a referendum on Sunday to decide whether it will stay in the Eurozone or leave it. Staying in the Eurozone will require Greeks to accept very harsh austerity cutbacks and reforms. Dropping out of the Eurozone would lead to a radically devalued Greek drachma.

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