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Brittany Baldwin

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Brittany Baldwin as she considers the humility of George Washington, James Madison, Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher
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Today, scattered throughout the world countless men, women, and children bear the same mark—the ashen cross. It is a reminder that to dust we shall all return. Today is a day of penitence, one many of us...

To carry a light into our corner of the world. That is our duty. A heady task, but not an impossible one; in fact, one that illuminates our own soul, if we pursue it. Before I...

Since its conception, few have accused America of meekness. In fact, many of its neighbors have agreed with Oscar Wilde’s assessment: “America is the only nation that went from...
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Several authors have dusted off the all-but-forgotten name of Calvin Coolidge. Both Amity Shlaes and Charles Johnson have recently defended Mr. Coolidge’s presidency and politics, especially in light of our current financial mess, in their respective...

My Sophomore year, I had spent my Christmas break applying for internships in Washington D.C.. As I explained to my parents, “that is where the important work happens and that is...

John Taylor of Caroline Hedges lined the main quarters. The lawn was nicely trimmed. The brick house and coordinating outbuildings maintained a level of dignity appropriate for the landed gentry....

As you will soon discover, if you haven’t already, Dr. Arnn likes to pick on students. So, as he has given me a 7 minute slot on stage, I have to get him back....

In 1764, Benjamin Franklin conspired to revoke the Penn's family charter and replace it with a royal charter. John Dickinson, a young Pennsylvania lawyer, feared the...

As I attempt to complete a class assignment, which requires me to come up with a defense policy toward North Korea, I find myself asking questions beyond the US defense strategy. I wandered onto YouTube, partly because it...

Community continues to nurture the American people, being the very lifeblood of the American tradition. 

"Young Women Interns for Reagan's Attorney General," announces the front page of Alpena's Saturday paper. As my friend heads off...

As an American Studies major at Hillsdale, I am confronted with this question often. I have to admit that sometimes it is unsettling to think that I often feel incompetent in answering the questions that lies...

Brittany Baldwin The following is an essay I wrote for an American Studies Class, "We the People": An American Journey Prelude Once upon a time, a little farm boy in...
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I am sitting in an airport. Everything about it is sterile, bureaucratic, and inhumane. Just moments ago, I got past the beady-eyed TSA official as he glared at me and begrudgingly signed my boarding pass, only to notice...