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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former U.S. President Racks Up Major Late Fees At NYC Library

    Former U.S. President Racks Up Major Late Fees At NYC Library
    New York City's oldest library produced a document that shows a former president has racked up 200 years worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned. Presumably, George Washington checked out the "Law of Nations," which deals with...
  • Tracing the roots of democracy in N.Y.

    When I planned my first trip to New York City — so long ago that one of the biggest-selling guidebooks was titled "New York on $5 a Day" — I read that this was the only city besides Washington where the president could visit and most residents...
  • American history is right at home in New Hope

    Just before the Civil War, thousands of mule-drawn boats carried coal, lumber and produce along the Delaware Canal in eastern Pennsylvania. Today, mules still pull vessels through the manmade waterway, but the numbers are far fewer, and instead of food...
  • Gore Vidal's 'Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson'

    At the end of "Inventing a Nation," Gore Vidal recalls a conversation with John F. Kennedy at Hyannis in 1961. Kennedy was complaining about the proliferation of second-raters in government: "Then you read all those debates over the Constitution ......
  • Army Reserve Sgt. Regina Reali, 25, Fresno; Killed in Explosion in Iraq

    Soon after Army Reserve Sgt. Regina Reali was deployed to Iraq last summer, she began corresponding with two sixth-grade classes at Alexander Hamilton K-8 School in Fresno, where she lived. A relative, who worked at the school as an aide, had suggested...