July 17, 2015 -- Do subsidies to individual industries really create jobs and promote national interests generally, or do they corrupt government, serve only the interests of well-heeled and well-connected businesses, and increase income inequality? This debate has a long history in the United States.
June 23, 2015 - Although many of the specific issues relating to today’s redistricting fights are unique to our own time and place, the underlying principles (as well as the underlying political dynamics) have been with us from the beginning.
June 11, 2015 -- Elizabeth Chew, Ph.D. will join James Madison’s Montpelier as its new Vice President of Museum Programs. Beginning on August 24, Dr. Chew will oversee all of the organization’s curatorial and educational programs in addition to spearheading research, archaeology, and acquisition initiatives.
June 11, 2015 -- Montpelier archeologists discovered a James Madison Wine Bottle Seal this past week, a discovery that sheds light on the lives of the Madisons and the enslaved community at Montpelier.
April 30, 2015 - Students from Richmond, Virginia’s Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School and Douglas S. Freeman High School placed second and third at the national “We The People: the Citizen and the Constitution” civics competition held this week in Washington, D.C.
April 16, 2015—In recent weeks, Indiana and Arkansas have both been under fire for passing Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs). The acts of these two states mirror many similar state laws, as well as a federal law that was passed with broad bipartisan support in 1993, but they also include some noteworthy differences.
April 14, 2015 - Montpelier Hosts South Yard Groundbreaking Ceremony with John Franklin of the Smithsonian National African American History and Culture Museum and Jennings-descendant Margaret Jordan to Commemorate David Rubenstein Gift.