"The press is vital to the success of the nation."
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson
Let’s get serious about this issue. And here’s proposition one: no hiding behind the Second Amendment.
How do we discern the will of the people?
To my mind, Joseph Ellis is the best historian of the early national period in America.
You can't understand the founding of this country without understanding the Founding Fathers' obsession with classical languages and literature.
Follow along as Clay takes us on a tour of the Maple River, and find out what this little North Dakota prairie river has to do with John Steinbeck and William Shakespeare.
We return to our “Jefferson 101” series with a continued discussion about Jefferson’s period of retirement after his term as Secretary of State ended in 1793 and he returned to Monticello. Subjects include Jefferson’s reasons for leaving Washington, the Jay treaty, slavery and a revealing letter Jefferson wrote to his daughter Maria.