Capitol History Lesson, Revisited

Amid all the news out of Chicago and Detroit, don’t forget the ongoing scandal simmering at the U.S. Capitol. We stand by our criticism of historical outrages and leftward re-imagining of the Constitution at the $621 million Capitol Visitor Center,  here and elsewhere.

From talk radio hosts to regular taxpayers, the common question is: Where do we send our grievances? Those inclined may register their thoughts with Acting Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers (pictured), AIA, who also is deputy architect and chief operating officer.  E-mail Ayers’  ”communications officer,” Eva Malecki, at emalecki@aoc.gov, call her at 202-228-1793 or address a letter to the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20515.

We at Heritage were heartened when The Washington Post’s architecture critic, Philip Kennicott,  demolished the CVC project as having fundamentally changed the experience of the  Capitol for the worse. Then John Miller wrote a great piece for National Review, citing some major and minor  errors in the CVC’s “education experience” and telling more of the story. Despite a  few quick changes, the Exhibition Hall “still includes plenty of liberal bias,” Miller concludes: Continue reading . .

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