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  • Martha S. Putney, black historian and author, dies at 92

    Martha S. Putney, a retired historian at Bowie State and Howard universities and the author of a book about African American women who served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, died Dec. 11 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a...
  • If Gore had won ...

    Only partly in the spirit of "Saturday Night Live," which once asked how World War II would have been affected if Eleanor Roosevelt could fly, I'd like to ask a "what if" question: How would the current discourse about civil liberties in an age of...
  • Earl Wild dies at 94; 'the last of the great Romantic pianists'

    Earl Wild dies at 94; 'the last of the great Romantic pianists'
    Earl Wild, the elder statesman of American piano virtuosos who was often called "the last of the great Romantic pianists," died Saturday at his home in Palm Springs. He was 94. He died of congestive heart failure after a long illness, his companion,...
  • Capping off the inauguration

    Capping off  the inauguration
    It's the closest thing to a crown that America's small-r republican first ladies get -- the simultaneously regal and egalitarian Inauguration Day hat. Plus, it's cold in D.C. in January. In 1969, Pat Nixon wore a big fur toque with her big-R Republican...
  • When Hillary met Robert

    When letters written to a friend by a college-aged Hillary Rodham resurfaced in the news a few weeks ago, her mention of a certain "Dartmouth boy" with whom she spent an evening in 1966 piqued notable interest. But last week, the New York Times reported...
  • Another J. Edgar Hoover?

    WHAT created J. Edgar Hoover? He reigned with an iron fist as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 48 years, until the day he died in 1972. By then, Hoover had evolved into an untouchable autocrat, a man who kept secret files on millions of...
  • Huffington to consumers: Boycott big banks [Updated]

     
    This post corrects an earlier version There can be few institutions more despised as 2010 begins than big U.S. banks, but what can the average person do about it? The answer, according to Huffington Post website founder Arianna Huffington and......
  • Michelle Obama: First gardener

     
    by Mark Silva Michelle Obama is digging the White House - or at last a patch of the lawn, where the first lady plans to plant a garden. The president's wife will turn a patch of dirt on the White......
  • Obama's day: Workout, briefs, 'anything'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama - allowing that he has gotten lost at times inside the sprawling executive mansion of the presidency - spoke of how he and his family are adjusting to life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in......
  • Michelle Obama: Defining the first lady

     
    by Mark Silva In her short time on the national stage, Michelle Obama may have gone a long way to redefine the role of the first lady. President Barack Obama promised "change.'' Michelle Obama represents it - according to 44......
  • Time Running Out for Caryl Chessman

     
    Eleanor Roosevelt urges clemency for Caryl Chessman. An evocative story by the late Paul Weeks about a teenager who died in a spectacular car crash while running from the police. Eleanor Roosevelt, Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Steve Allen and Theodore...