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Ashbrook Thanksgiving Day Quiz Featured in San Diego Union Tribune

  Three hundred ninety-five years ago, the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined together for a three-day feast that has come to be known as the First Thanksgiving. The gathering pointed the way to the diverse people we have become. This … Continue reading »

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Experience with Primary Sources and Encouragement from a Great Teacher Provides Student with Life-Enriching Opportunity

  Kelly Eddy, a 2015 graduate of Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program, teaches Advanced Placement US history at Winston Churchill High School in Livonia, Michigan, a western suburb of Detroit. Since the 2008 recession, … Continue reading »

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Speech Competition Helps Ashbrook Scholars Sharpen Valuable Skills Needed for Employment and Good Citizenship

Why is America worth saving? What is your favorite book? Is love a battlefield? These and other questions are asked and discussed in Ashbrook classrooms yet are sometimes not fully fleshed out, or go unfinished, being interrupted only by the … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and Newsweek.com

  Senior Fellow David Tucker penned an editorial on Christopher Columbus that was published in the The Wall Street Journal this morning. Positive comments have been flowing in to his email from all over the country today. We invite you to … Continue reading »

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Straight Talk About Christopher Columbus

This op ed. originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal on October 10, 2016. Columbus Day used to be a celebration of the enterprising courage of Christopher Columbus and other explorers who set out into the unknown and began the long … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Columbus Day Quiz featured on Newsweek.com

  Columbus Day, which commemorates Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World on October 12, 1492, and is observed on the second Monday of October, is one of 10 federal holidays. The first Columbus Day is said to have occurred in 1792 … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Cultivates Appreciation for Non-Profit Development During Summer Internship in DC

Young conservatives often seek internships with Washington, DC nonprofit organizations that work to protect American freedoms. Eager to translate their principles to policies, they look for opportunities to do advocacy and research. Yet nonprofits  also need the intellect and energies … Continue reading »

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Internship Provides Scholars with Experience for Conservative Careers

In 2015, Ashbrook Scholar Kayla Toth (a 2016 graduate) spent a rewarding summer interning in the development department of the Heritage Foundation. She shared her experience with rising senior Ali Brosky and rising junior Halle Hershberger, who applied to Heritage … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Constitution Day Quiz featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

  Who is known as the father of the Constitution? George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison? In 1787, at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: Calvin Coolidge and the ‘two minds’ of the American presidency

This op ed. originally appeared in the Washington Times on September 12, 2016. By: JASON STEVENS It is a great misfortune that Calvin Coolidge consistently ranks as one of the worst presidents in American history. There are many reasons for this … Continue reading »

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