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  • New 100-dollar bill: Moving picture show

     
    by Mark Silva A $100 bill saved is a $100 bill earned. But every bill is ready for a makeover once in a while. Benjamin Franklin hasn't lost his seat on the C-note. But, in the age of higher-tech currency,...
  • Gore Vidal: Obama fatigue and dictators

     
    by Mark Silva Gore Vidal, the writer, put his chips on Barack Obama last year. He wants them back. In an interview with the Times of London, the 83-year-old lion of literature calls the American "inexperienced'' in military matters and...

    Ben Franklin's 'self-evident' declaration

     
    by Frank James On this Independence Day, as we pay annual homage to the Declaration of Independence for which Thomas Jefferson gets most of the credit for authoring, let's not forget the signal contribution made by Benjamin Franklin -- entrepreneur,...

    When in the Course of human events...

     
    by Jim Tankersley France celebrates its independence day on the anniversary of a citizen uprising at a prison; Canada's comes on the anniversary of a legislative act recognizing its self-governance. In the United States, we celebrate a "Dear John"...

    Constitution Day: Laura Bush's lesson

     
    by Mark Silva The Constitution is 221 years old today. First Lady Laura Bush, who turned 60 not long ago, spoke to the occasion today in the East Room of the White House. Joined by the director of the National...