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ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.
ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!
Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  
Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.
Send us your questions and tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. We’ve got a great line up!


9:30-10:30am        @USNatArchives (National Archives Exhibits)
10-11am                @OurPresidents (Vice Presidential gifts to Gore and Cheney)
10:30-11:30am      @FDRLibrary
11:30am-12:30pm @TrumanLibrary
12:30-1:30pm        @IkeLibrary
1:30-2:30pm          @JFKLibrary
2-3pm                    @CarterLibrary

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:
Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.

ourpresidents:

Curious about Presidential History? Ask a Curator!

Do you have questions about Presidential history and artifacts? Tomorrow, the Presidential Libraries  of the National Archives will be answering questions live for #AskaCurator Day on Twitter.  

Over 600 museums from 40 countries will be participating, including our very own experts on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter.  You can also ask curators at the National Archives Exhibits in Washington, D.C.

Museum Objects from the Presidential Libraries:

Rocking Chair used by John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office; RCA Radio Microphone used by FDR to deliver some of his Fireside Chats from the White House; HMS Resolute Desk replica at the JFK Library; Portrait by Octavio Ocampo presented to President Carter on the occasion of a state dinner honoring José López Portillo, President of Mexico, February 1979; 1957 Inaugural gown of Mamie Eisenhower; WWII POW Diary at the Truman Library;1952 Eisenhower campaign hat.

(via todaysdocument)

Proposed Texas textbooks are inaccurate, biased and politicized, new report finds

kileyrae:

Findings:

  • A number of government and world history textbooks exaggerate Judeo-Christian influence on the nation’s founding and Western political tradition.
  • Two government textbooks include misleading information that undermines the Constitutional concept of the separation of church and state.
  • Several world history and world geography textbooks include biased statements that inappropriately portray Islam and Muslims negatively.
  • All of the world geography textbooks inaccurately downplay the role that conquest played in the spread of Christianity.
  • Several world geography and history textbooks suffer from an incomplete – and often inaccurate – account of religions other than Christianity.
  • Coverage of key Christian concepts and historical events are lacking in a few textbooks, often due to the assumption that all students are Christians and already familiar with Christian events and doctrine.
  • A few government and U.S. history textbooks suffer from an uncritical celebration of the free enterprise system, both by ignoring legitimate problems that exist in capitalism and failing to include coverage of government’s role in the U.S. economic system.
  • One government textbook flirts with contemporary Tea Party ideology, particularly regarding the inclusion of anti-taxation and anti-regulation arguments.
  • One world history textbook includes outdated – and possibly offensive – anthropological categories and racial terminology in describing African civilization.
  • A number of U.S. history textbooks evidence a general lack of attention to Native American peoples and culture and occasionally include biased or misleading information.
  • One government textbook … includes a biased – verging on offensive – treatment of affirmative action.
  • Most U.S. history textbooks do a poor job of covering the history of LGBT citizens in discussions of efforts to achieve civil rights in this country.
  • Elements of the Texas curriculum standards give undue legitimacy to neo-Confederate arguments about “states’ rights” and the legacy of slavery in the South. While most publishers avoid problems with these issues, passages in a few U.S. history and government textbooks give a nod to these misleading arguments.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Lee’s story is how little credit she or her constituents receive for what they got right. Even though a majority now considers the war most understood the AUMF to authorize to be a mistake; even though it has been used to justify military interventions that no one conceived of on September 14, 2001; even though there’s no proof that any war-making of the last 13 years has have made us safer; even though many more Americans have died in wars of choice than have been killed in terrorist attacks; even though Lee and many of her constituents were amenable to capturing or killing the 9/11 perpetrators, not pacifists intent on ruling out any use of force; despite all of that, Representative Lee is still thought of as a fringe peacenik representing naive East Bay hippies who could never be trusted to guide U.S. foreign policy. And the people who utterly failed to anticipate the trajectory of the War on Terrorism? Even those who lair voted for a war in Iraq that turned out to be among the most catastrophic in U.S. history are considered sober, trustworthy experts.
What is it about modern conservatism that demands there always be not just a threat, but an existential threat? It’s not enough that Saddam Hussein was a vicious dictator, he also had to be just years away from unleashing a “mushroom cloud” upon us all. It’s not just that there was a temporary rise in the number of undocumented minors crossing our borders, we had to have people like Rep. Louie Gohmert explain to us why this was going to somehow result in the end of American civilization. And those kids probably had Ebola. And they were probably Muslims. Reforming health care was going to lead to a dystopian future in which you would appear before a government panel that decided whether you lived or died. Putin is an evil mastermind who has his eyes not just on Crimea or even Ukraine, but on most of Europe if we do not send in our own tanks, or talk much more angrily, or do some other unspecified something. Everything is the immediate precursor to Armageddon, every day, all the time.

NFL Team Does The Family-Friendly Thing

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The NFL has faced harsh criticism lately for the way it handled players who hit their wives and children. Buthere’s one NFL team that stepped up when a player and his family needed it most.

When Devon Sill learned last June that his four-year-old daughter Leah had cancer, being the defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals suddenly didn’t seem as important as it once was. The 25-year-old, who is a Penn-State star turned pro, wanted to be by his daughter’s bedside more than he wanted to insure that the Bengals would resign him. He told ESPN:

"Originally, when I found out, I was going to take the year off and just be there with my daughter, because doctors gave her a 50-50 chance of surviving. So, I wanted to be able to spend as much time with her as possible."

Devon missed off-season workouts. He shaved his head when Leah began chemo and he filled his Instagram with pictures of Leah and news about her medical condition. One post in August read:

"Normally today would be filled with excitement because it’s my first game back since my injury in December but because it is also the day my daughter starts her 3rd round of chemo and I can’t be there it feels different…usually on game day I pray for safety and a good game but today I’m just sending up one prayer so God knows how important it is to me and that is he stay by my daughters side and comfort her and protect her since I can’t be there….I’m going to handle my business on the field today and she’s going to handle hers in that hospital #PrayForLeah"

It was obvious to the Bengals his attention was elsewhere, so they cut Devon from the team. Business is business right? 

sill.pngDevon admitted in an interview withGood Morning America that he understood why the Bengals passed on resigning him. While Leah was sick, he couldn’t make football his priority. But being cut meant Devon would no longer have insurance to cover Leah’s treatment, which has been estimated might cost a million dollars. 

Then, last week, the Bengals showed it isn’t all about the bottom line. They do have a heart. The Bengals signed Still to their practice squad, saving his health insurance.  As a practice squad member he won’t have to travel, so he can spend more time with Leah while still playing football. It also means a $6,300 a month paycheck, and a chance to rejoin the team when Leah is well.

Devon was emotional as he expressed his gratitude to the Bengals management:

"They could have washed their hands with me and said that they don’t care about what I was going through off the field. It’s kinda like a blessing in disguise for me. Because they know of my situation, the work environment is easier for me, because I’m around players that I know, that I care about, who care about me, and I’m around a coaching staff who cares about me.""

Meanwhile, Leah is undergoing her fourth round of chemo.

All photos via Instagram 

korranation:

Hey Korra Nation, BIG NEWS!!!
IF THIS PICTURE (drawn by the one-and-only Bryan K) GETS OVER 15,000 NOTES, WE’LL RELEASE OUR FIRST EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM BOOK 4 ONLINE TOMORROW MORNING!
So what’re you waiting for? Let’s do this!!!

korranation:

Hey Korra Nation, BIG NEWS!!!

IF THIS PICTURE (drawn by the one-and-only Bryan K) GETS OVER 15,000 NOTES, WE’LL RELEASE OUR FIRST EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM BOOK 4 ONLINE TOMORROW MORNING!

So what’re you waiting for? Let’s do this!!!

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