Thursday, December 12, 2013

America's Opportunity Crisis

The Conservative Women's Network will present "From Boston to Philadelphia: America's Opportunity Crisis and the Conservative Reform Agenda" featuring Senator Mike Lee today from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the Heritage Foundation.  You can RSVP for the event by e-mailing Camille Hart at

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Polar Express

No holiday season is complete for me without watching The Polar Express, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. Families can enjoy the a 12-minute abridged version of the movie in 3-D at the American History Museum today from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Then you can check out one of the amazing exhibits!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dan Bongino at the Heritage Foundation

Not sure if this event will be impacted by the weather, but Marylanders may be interested in hearing Dan Bongino, candidate for Maryland's 6th Congressional District, discuss his new book Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All at the Heritage Foundation today at 12:00 p.m.  The book discusses his journey from the U.S. Secret Service to a candidate for U.S. Senate. You can register for the event here.  

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Intersection of Economics and Culture

The American Enterprise Institute will host a discussion on the relationship between economics and culture.  Shaping Society: The Intersection of Economics and Culture will explore "the economic implications of cultural fragmentation, the perception of capitalism in Western culture, and how economists can incorporate cultural considerations into their analyses."  Check it out live here!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Friendly Tour at the Hirshhorn Museum

When you're running low on ways to add something new to your day, a tour with a docent at the Smithsonian is always fun.  Today, I recommend checking at the Hirshhorn Museum.  The docents have in-depth knowledge about the exhibits and can really bring them to life!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Deborah Solomon at the National Portrait Gallery

Deborah Solomon, author of American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, will be at the National Portrait Gallery today at 12:00 p.m. discussing her new book.  In my uneducated opinion, Rockwell created some of the most romantic images of everyday American life.  This a great opportunity to learn more about him!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue

Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest VirtueOne of the greatest struggles for me as a Christian is to remain humble.  It doesn't take much achievement for "ambition, arrogance, and vanity" to take hold.  I'm intrigued by this upcoming Heritage Foundation seminar (December 3, 2013, at 12:00 p.m.) on humility, particularly how it impacts leadership and our political discourse.  The webinar will feature Dr. David J. Bobb, the author of the book Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue.  I may have to add this to my winter reading list.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

AEI School Reform Talk with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is scheduled to speak on K-12 education reform at the American Enterprise Institute today.  AEI notes that the state has passed key education reforms, but still suffers from large achievement gaps.  You can check out the event here.