As Melbourne University renames the Richard Berry Building on account of eugenics, it's time to ask: should we expect those who lend their names to things to remain of unimpeachable moral character?
Among Thomas Jefferson's achievements was the invention of the swivel chair, and it's in that spirit that one now regards the next step in Barack Obama's long march to a health-care Bill.
About 200 years ago Robert Patterson, a mathematics professor at the University of Pennsylvania sent his friend Thomas Jefferson an encrypted note. It's only just been cracked.
They may have served as Vice President two centuries apart, but there are some eerie parallels between Dick Cheney and Thomas Jefferson's second-in-charge, Aaron Burr.