American Paintings

Albert Bierstadt, Departure of an Indian War Party

Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.

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Unite IE Conservative Conference: Bringing the Conservative Wave to California – February 21st, 2015

Unite IE Conservative Conference is a grassroots gathering of patriots from the Inland Empire region and throughout Southern California who are committed to restoring freedom from the bottom up. This year’s theme is “Bringing the Conservative Wave to California” and was selected as a wake up call that California is not lost to conservative principles and to encourage people to get in the game and get involved.

VIP Seating & Lunch – $95
Main Floor – $45
Balcony – $25

Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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The Dreyfuss Initiative

“To teach our kids how to run our country, before they are called upon to run our country… if we don’t, someone else will run our country.” Richard Dreyfuss

The Dreyfuss Initiative – A Bold Vision

In the Fall (2010) the Dreyfuss Initiative will spearhead “It’s Time for a Talk–The National Conversation” intended to link a purposeful diverse variety of websites representing disparate political opinions and a wide range of social sectors to foster a discussion related to the future of America.

September 17 is National Constitution Day

Democracy as a Dickensian Tale

The Dreyfuss Initiative will create a broadcast special that will explore and educate its audience in a unique and entertaining way. This special will bring together great historians, comics, thinkers, artists and stars in a Dickensian style narrative: think of Democracy as David Copperfield: a perilous birth, a scorned childhood, held in contempt and ridicule, a surprising victory, and carrying within it the seeds of its own destruction.

Astronomers are always saying “Don’t look directly at the sun or you’ll burn your eyeballs to a crisp.” Take the lesson; you can learn more by looking slightly away.

A Board game based on the notion that the British were too smart to lose the colonies so quickly, and Representation in Parliament was a given. What does that world look like?

Lee wins the battle of Gettysburg? The board game? What does that world look like?


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