Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

How the Irish Saved Washington’s Early Civilization

Two hundred years ago, the city of Washington was just over ten years old and, quite frankly, a mess. One visitor reported that it was little more than a boggy marsh dotted by tree-stumps, with rutted tracks linking half-finished buildings and randomly placed dwellings. Thomas Jefferson was the occupant of the one prominent building thatRead more..

Senator Edward Kennedy:
Serving the Public

As third most senior member of the Senate, and patriarch of one of the most famous political dynasties in the world, Kennedy has always been aware of, and lived up to the high expectations placed upon him by the public. As chair of the Senate’s Health and Education Committee, he demonstrated prescience when he, alongRead more..

Commencement Quotes

Highlights of 2000’s commencement speeches, made by Irish America’s best and brightest. ℘℘℘ Seamus Heaney at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia “You stand at a boundary. Behind you is your natural habitat, as it were, the ground of your creaturely being, the old haunts where you were nurtured; in front of you is a lessRead more..