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  • When slimy tactics collide

     
    It's pretty clear that the presidential power to make recess appointments when Congress isn't in session was established to assure a speedy and orderly transition when vacancies unexpectedly arise in key goverment positions when Congress is not in town...
  • Thomas Jefferson: Actor brings him to life, visits Central Florida

     
    Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826. But he lives in “Thomas Jefferson, Man from Monticello,” a one-man show that Dale Reynolds has delivered hundreds of times over 36 years. Reynolds speaks admiringly of Jefferson's style. “He...
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • James Monroe: A president for his time, not ours

    James Monroe: A president for his time, not ours
    In his Oct. 15 Op-Ed article, "James Monroe, a president for our times?," Harlow Giles Unger offers an enthusiastic portrait of the fifth president's two terms in office from 1817-25, giving him much credit for the New Deal-like programs that helped end...
  • 'Far Bright Star: A Novel' by Robert Olmstead, 'Inventing American History' by William Hogeland, 'Summer Will Show' by Sylvia Townsend Warner, 'Plants Don't Drink Coffee' by Unai Elorriaga, 'A Final Arc of Sky' by Jennifer Culkin

    Far Bright Star A Novel Robert Olmstead Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 208 pp., $23.95 "Thus far the summer of 1916 had been a siege of wrathy wind and heated air. Dust and light. Sand and light. Wind and light." So begins the story of Napoleon...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • 'A Tolerable Anarchy' by Jedediah Purdy and 'The Myth of American Exceptionalism' by Godfrey Hodgson

    'A Tolerable Anarchy' by Jedediah Purdy and 'The Myth of American Exceptionalism' by Godfrey Hodgson
    A Tolerable Anarchy Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of America's Freedom Jedediah Purdy Alfred A. Knopf: 294 pp., $23.95 The Myth of American Exceptionalism Godfrey Hodgson Yale University Press: 222 pp., $26 In his 2003 book "Being...
  • American politics today: what would Thomas Jefferson do?

    American politics today: what would Thomas Jefferson do?
    Visit Colonial Williamsburg and ask Thomas Jefferson what he thinks about the Troubled Asset Relief Program and he'll likely ask you to explain what on earth you're talking about. But ask if he believes it is the duty of government to bail out banks with...
  • As Blago wraps up for day, he denies one more shakedown charge

    As Blago wraps up for day, he denies one more shakedown charge
    Before the trial wrapped up for the day, Rod Blagojevich began testifying about charges he tried to force a campaign donation from a horseracing executive by holding off on signing a bill that diverted casino funds to the struggling horse tracks in...
  • John Burroughs High School Class of 2011

    Cassidy Abrahamson; Ronny Abudahab ; Michael Acuna ; Rocio Adame Organes ; Ari-El Adut ; Savanna Aghassian ; Analine Aguayo ; Francisco Aguilar ; Christian Aguilar ; Carlos Aguirre ; Arshaluys Akopyan ; Amanda Alcalde ; Michelangelo Alcantar ; Juan...
  • 'I'm Rod Blagojevich'

    Rod Blagojevich gave what amounted to the campaign speech of his life Thursday directed at just 12 voters -- members of the jury that will decide whether he misused his powers as governor. And like the master politician he was for so long, Blagojevich...