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  • A Mother's Lasting Gift To Her Daughter And Thousands Of Others Coping With Cancer

    A Mother's Lasting Gift To Her Daughter And Thousands Of Others Coping With Cancer
    We reporters become really good at distancing ourselves from our stories. But, sometimes we have an experience that we just can't shake. Almost seven years ago, I interviewed Joelle Pauporte, a Connecticut mom suffering from aggressive breast cancer that had spread to her lungs and bones. Through tears, she told me: "I just hope that I'm going to be that one miracle case." Like all of us, she desperately yearned to see her young child grow up. Four months later, she died at the age of 36. But, amazingly, her work has lived on, even growing and flourishing with every passing year. "Light One Little Candle" continues to burn bright in memory of it's dynamic founder.
  • If the Second Amendment means anything, it means the right of individuals to keep and bear arms

    The Sun's position on the gun issue is all too easy to predict — support all laws restricting firearms, then fail to make a distinction as to who's doing the shooting ("Attack on Md. gun laws," March 7). As always, you concentrate on the few people...

    On Faith: Words can hurt like a sword

    Several days ago, a conservative radio personality despoiled the air waves with foul descriptions of a law school student who had made a reasoned and civil argument for her position on a health-care issue. He so vilified her that his words were...

    88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?

    Book review: 'The Forgotten Founding Father' by Joshua Kendall

    Book review: 'The Forgotten Founding Father' by Joshua Kendall
    The Forgotten Founding Father Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture Joshua Kendall Putnam: 355 pp., $26.95 Reading Joshua Kendall's smart new biography of the pioneering lexicographer Noah Webster Jr. (1758-1843) brings to...