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  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 2 World Wetland's Day World Mission Society Church of God and the Chesapeake Children's Museum will host activities for children, including nature walks, interactive games and projects to help children understand the importance of water...
  • Hartford: Vibrant Center Of Colonial Revival

    The Courant, in celebrating its 250th anniversary year, is looking this month at arts and culture in the state's history. Connecticut has long celebrated the arts, with the nation's oldest public art museum among other claims to leadership. High among...
  • Sneak Peak: AMC's Revolutionary War Spy Drama 'Turn'

    With just under two months to go until the premiere, AMC has released a new sneak peek at its highly-anticipated scripted drama series "Turn." "Turn," a spy thriller set during the American Revolutionary War, is based on research from Alexander Rose's...
  • Allentown student expulsions alarming, led state

    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....
  • 'In God We Trust' legislation for schools advances theocracy

    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...
  • Bethlehem peace rally is too polite and too quiet

    Bethlehem peace rally is too polite and too quiet
    Before we get to the topic of an overly polite peace rally, the distressing matter of King George III must be untangled. According to Lehigh Valley historian Frank Whelan, it was the British King George II, not King George III, for whom the King...
  • King George Inn jinx was in its deplorable name

    The King George Inn was jinxed from the day in 1970 when the restaurant was named after one of the worst rulers in the history of the world. They may as well have called it the Adolf Hitler Inn. The fact that a historic building is facing doom is a...
  • Racial profiling may stem from lopsided crime statistics, and from a thug's obscene smile

    As racial rancor is clearly intensifying, not subsiding, across the nation, there is no way to avoid an obvious and painful question raised by the photograph of Darnell Ray Lewis Jr. accompanying this past week's stories about his three-day trial. He is...
  • Remembering the surrender at Yorktown

    Remembering the surrender at Yorktown
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
  • Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    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,...
  • Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin

     Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin
    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...