Emily Schultheis Articles

The Lady Is a Lamp

What you don’t know about the Statue of Liberty.
Oct 22, 2012

‘Slowly the ship glides into the harbor,” wrote one turn-of-the-century immigrant of arriving in New York, “and when it passes under the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, the silence is broken, and a thousand hands are outstretched in a greeting to this new divinity to whose keeping they now entrust themselves. ‘Oh Papa,’ cried one young girl, ‘the goddess has waded into the water to meet us!’ ”

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New American Crossroads Ad Features Karl Rove

3:05 PM, Dec 15, 2011

American Crossroads and the 1600 Project released a video today featuring its senior advisor Karl Rove, President George W. Bush’s deputy chief of staff. In the video, Rove breaks down the electoral college map, laying out what it will take for the Republican nominee to retake the White House in 2012. While Obama plans to raise $1 billion for his campaign, Rove points out, “He can’t run on his record. What’s he going to say? 'Vote for me because of the failed stimulus, all those deficits I piled up and a health care bill you hate?'”

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Ron Paul Releases Economic Plan

Just in time for debate prep
2:31 PM, Oct 17, 2011

This afternoon, Congressman Ron Paul released his “Plan to Restore America,” which would cut $1 trillion in spending during the first year of the Paul administration.

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How Far Can Ron Paul Go?

2:35 PM, Sep 21, 2011

Since Ron Paul arrived in Washington more than 30 years ago, he has been spreading the same message of personal freedom and limited government, based on the Constitution and Austrian economics. Sound familiar? It should—Paul’s philosophy shares the same foundation that the Tea Party is built from.

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Ron Paul: 9/11 Attacks Product of U.S. Foreign Policy

2:51 PM, Aug 29, 2011

Congressman Ron Paul is holding steady in early polls—even pulling ahead of Michele Bachmann in Gallup’s report last week—prompting many to ask why he isn’t getting more attention from the press.

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All About Albert

The Barnes Foundation and the brilliant, eccentric man behind it.
1:39 PM, Jul 24, 2011

Philanthropy magazine features Albert Barnes on the cover of its summer issue, the latest in a growing number of newspapers and magazines to run feature stories about Barnes and his museum in Pennsylvania. James Panero, writing in Philanthropy:

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Man's Best Friend

At home and on the battlefield
10:50 AM, Jul 07, 2011

In the two months since the SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan and it was revealed that a military dog accompanied the team, much attention has been given to the highly-trained dogs that accompany soldiers in the field.

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New Hampshire Warming to Bachmann

Big time. Watch out, Mitt
7:12 AM, Jul 07, 2011
Via Hot Air: Public Policy Polling reports that Michele Bachmann is far more popular in the key state of New Hampshire than she was just three months ago: When PPP polled New Hampshire in April Michele Bachmann was stuck at 4%.  Read more

Biography of a Bossypants

10:51 AM, Jun 30, 2011

What is that weird looking book on the chair next to you at the pool? Definitely a woman's face, but definitely a man's arms. It's comedian and television star Tina Fey's new memoir, Bossypants, and Zachary Munson recently reviewed it: 

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Capote's 'Answered Prayers'

4:32 PM, Jun 29, 2011

Winston Groom reviews Tiny Terror, the new book about the legendary Truman Capote. It turns out, the author of Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood was not only a great writer, but an excellent liar as well:

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Lincoln's Sword

7:41 AM, Jun 29, 2011

Check out Jonathan D. Horn's review of Lincoln on War, Harold Holzer's latest addition to the more than 16,000 books about our sixteenth president. The book focuses on Lincoln's thoughts and speeches about war, and Holzer has pieced together a narrative that allows the reader to follow the president's thought process as he leads the nation through the most difficult period of its brief history:

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The Last Years of Pope John Paul II

8:44 AM, Jun 28, 2011

Jonathan V. Last reviewed George Weigel's latest biography of Pope John Paul II , The End and the Beginning, for our summer books issue. Weigel's newest volume sheds light on the last years of the beloved figure, providing touching stories as well as fascinating new information about the Pope's handling of the Cold War:


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Masculine Folly on Display

What's at stake.
4:23 PM, Jun 13, 2011

If you are growing tired of hearing all the gruesome details of politicians’ personal lives, you are not alone. But you may also find yourself troubled about what these stories say about the state of our culture. 

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Four-Year-Old Painter Takes on the Big Apple

9:43 AM, Jun 06, 2011

The Telegraph reports:

Wearing a ballerina skirt and a butterfly headband, four-year-old Aelita Andre welcomed art lovers to the opening of her first solo art exhibit called The Prodigy of Color at the Agora Gallery in Manhattan on Saturday.

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Woodrow Wilson, the Romantic?

8:37 AM, May 14, 2011

In case you missed it, check out Kevin Kosar’s review of Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies, from the May 9th issue. He reintroduces us to the man who championed the League of Nations through the lens of his relationships with his wives:

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The New Empty Nest

Thanks, Mom
7:00 AM, May 05, 2011

The Princess's New Clothes

5:00 PM, Apr 24, 2011

With all of the hubbub leading up to the royal wedding this week, it is hard not to get excited about the nuptials of the future queen! Check out Samantha Sault’s take on Kate Middleton’s effect on British Fashion Week, from our March 28th issue:

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William Golding and Lord of the Flies

2:00 PM, Apr 16, 2011

Almost anyone who went to a high school in the United States has probably read Lord of the Flies. But very few have read anything else by William Golding.

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Arts at Home

9:00 AM, Apr 16, 2011

In case you are feeling the pain of the money you paid to the federal government this week, here is a treat from the National Gallery of Art—free audio and video podcasts! So if finances are forcing you into yet another stay-cation this spring break, you can at least enjoy some of the best cultural programming that DC has to offer, all from the comfort and economy of your own home.

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'Hanna' Rests on Ronan's Narrow Shoulders

5:00 PM, Apr 11, 2011

Kelly Jane Torrance reviews Joe Wright's new movie, Hanna:

Films are sometimes described as "vehicles" for the big names that headline them. "Arthur," the remake of the 1981 film that opened this weekend, was made simply to showcase the outsize personality of Russell Brand. It's not often a film looks like a vehicle for a young, relatively new talent -- let alone one with a name few Americans can even pronounce.

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Grand Jury Investigating Smartphone Apps

Maybe you aren’t just being paranoid.
12:47 PM, Apr 06, 2011

The Wall Street Journal reports that online music provider Pandora has been subpoenaed in a grand jury investigation of information sharing linked to its smartphone application.

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Free Market Solution to Obesity?

12:14 PM, Apr 05, 2011

Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal had a fascinating article on a new book entitled, XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame, by Neil Seeman and Patrick Luciani.

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Mr. Darcy's Mom

Emily Schultheis, puppy parent
Apr 04, 2011

Walking a dog in a quiet suburban neighborhood is a good way to commune with your neighbors, and it’s a great way to squeeze in your daily exercise. But walking a dog in my Washington neighborhood of young single people is an altogether different animal. 

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Feeling Patriotic?

Reading material for the children of rebels
3:00 PM, Apr 02, 2011

In the March 28th issue of TWS, Edward Achorn reviewed Robert Allison's new The American Revolution: A Concise History:

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Social Media Democratizes Access to Art

1:47 PM, Mar 17, 2011

The New York Times has an interesting article today about the use of social media like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter by museums to foster online communities built around common interest in art:

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