| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:16 AM
Richard Brunton was a Connecticut artist who engraved his way not only into the homes of the wealthy with his prestigious prints during the time of the American Revolution, but also into the notorious Old New-Gate Prison where he lived after being...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
On a visit to the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, it is possible to see on display carved ducks valued at hundreds and even thousands of dollars each alongside artifacts – rusted carving tools, spent shotgun cartridges, old wooden boxes and the like...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 2:24 PM
As a young surveyor and before serving as our country's first president, George Washington developed the ability to measure up a landscape and to take advantage of its natural features. He also had an eye for spatial awareness. Washington learned by...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
On Easter Sunday 75 years ago -- April 9, 1939 -- Marian Anderson gave a concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of about 75,000 who braved the cool weather, and a huge national audience listening on radio.
The African American...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Easter is a holiday of hope. It was on Easter Sunday 75 years ago that Marian Anderson, whose grandfather had been a slave, sowed hope in the heart of the nation with her legendary performance.
The famed contralto sang "America" on the steps of the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We're totally soaked, but we don't care.
The sheer power of the water...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Remembrance, Dedication days
Two tributes that take place each November at Gettysburg National Military Park have special significance this year. Dedication Day, held annually on Nov. 19, will mark the 150th anniversary of the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The number of students suspended or expelled has "dramatically increased" in Pennsylvania over the past 15 years, according to the state branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, and when it comes to expulsions, Allentown leads the state....
| Sep 15, 2013
However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
| Jan 12, 2014
The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation.
Then other countries got involved: Syria,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine had it all wrong, in the view of some people, and it is time for America to follow the lead of the sheiks and mullahs of Saudi Arabia and Iran, along with the Imperial Kludds of the Ku Klux Klan and...