Visiting Washington, DC

Tyler Cowen: The top classic movies and books about American politics and DC.

Tyler Cowen: The top classic movies and books about American politics and DC.

The estimable Chug asks me: Curious what you consider the top classic movies and books about American politics and DC. Today let’s do movies, the following come to mind: 1. All the President’s Men. 2. No Way Out: Gene Hackman at his peak. The Conversation also might count as a DC movie. 3. The Exorcist, […]

Popular with Visitors

Popular with Visitors

These items have been popular with our recent web visitors. See our web site for our original list of children’s books about Washington, DC. Mission Washington, D.C.: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (For Kids) . . . Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and […]

Popular with Visitors

Popular with Visitors

These items have been popular with our recent web visitors. See our web site for our original list of children’s books about Washington, DC. Mission Washington, D.C.: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (For Kids) . . . . Kid’s Guide to Washington, DC (Kid’s Guides Series) . . . . Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse: A Tail […]

Popular Children’s Books for Washington, DC Visitors

Popular Children’s Books for Washington, DC Visitors

These books have been popular with our recent web visitors. See our web site for our original list of children’s books about Washington, DC. 1 Scavenger Guides Washington, DC: An Interactive Travel Guide For Kids 098458661X Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian: The Official Kids Guide to the Smithsonian Institution 1588343499 Family Guide Washington, DC 075669874X […]

Uber Wars: How D.C.Tried to Kill a Great New Ride Technology

Uber Wars: How D.C.Tried to Kill a Great New Ride Technology

Last month, California became the first state to establish a set of regulations on the bevy of new companies that summon rides-for-hire via smartphone apps. Most prominent among such services are Lyft (a pure “rideshare” in which the fee you pay is officially a donation) and Uber (which offers various services in 31 cities in […]

James Madison, Wisdom and Warnings

James Madison, Wisdom and Warnings

These quotes of James Madison are from Wikiquote. More Madison quotes can be found at Notable Quotes. Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and […]

Season’s Greenings at the Botanic Garden

Season’s Greenings at the Botanic Garden

The U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday exhibit, Season’s Greenings, is on display November 22, 2012, through January 1, 2013. The Garden Railway Exhibit in the East Gallery features model trains through an Enchanted Forest with fanciful fairy dwellings along the rail line, all created with plant materials. Enjoy blooming plants throughout the Conservatory and a […]

George Mason, “Grandfather of the Bill of Rights” (1725-1792)

George Mason, “Grandfather of the Bill of Rights” (1725-1792)

George Mason is known, together with James Madison, as the “Father of the Bill of Rights.” However, George Mason would be better named the “Grandfather of the Bill of Rights” since the basis for the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution was the Virginia Declaration of Rights. That all men are born equally free […]

Pennsylvania Avenue (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Pennsylvania Avenue (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Pennsylvania Avenue Pennsylvania Avenue (NW) is a street in Washington, DC, the nation’s capital city. The Capitol sits at the eastern end of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and the White House is located a little more than a mile to the northwest of the Capitol, at […]

“Land of Dreams”

“Land of Dreams”

A new YouTube video – “Land of Dreams” – featuring Rosanne Cash and other musicians, shows different tourist experiences in the United States. From Discover America. More Chinatown Bus Amtrak Hostels.com hostelworld.com CouchSurfing.org AirBnB Washington DC U.S. National Park Service – Experience Your America Visiting Washington, DC