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  • State Of The Union — A Night Of Nonsense

    In the 12 months we have to steel ourselves for the next State of the Union spectacle, let us count the ways that this spawn of democratic Caesarism — presidency-worship — has become grotesque. It would be the most embarrassing ceremony in the...
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • Cal Worthington dies at 92; car dealer known for wacky 'dog Spot' ads

    Cal Worthington dies at 92; car dealer known for wacky 'dog Spot' ads
    If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot." "Spot," however, was anything but a dog...
  • Wrigley Building: Star of the skyline

    Wrigley Building: Star of the skyline
    Holiday shoppers on Michigan Avenue this month can get a unique gift: Viewing parts of the Wrigley Building that haven't been visible to the public since the "fraternal twin" towers were completed in 1921 and 1924. The ongoing renovations, which have...
  • Part 1: History, grown locally

    Part 1: History, grown locally
    Legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously coined the phrase "All politics is local," but for dedicated staff and volunteers at historical societies across the city and suburbs, so is all history. They are the ones who keep the flame of the...
  • Recess appointment decision excerpts

     
    From the Canning vs. National Labor Relations Board (pdf) opinion U.S. Court of Appeals in DC: (citations omitted) It is undisputed that the purported appointments of the three members were not made “by and with the Advice and Consent of......
  • The 'Downton Abbey' / 'Mad Men' connection

     
    From comments: Since 'Mad Men' and 'Downton Abbey' seem to be popular here, I'll note that 'Mad Men' is equidistant to 'Downton Abbey' as it is to today. My work: 2013-1968=45 1968-1923=45 Equidistance is an increasingly startling concept as you......
  • Phyllis Diller’s closet

     
    Dec. 1978: Comedian Phyllis Diller surveying her wardrobe in her 18x30-foot closet....
  • California's Pleasanton lives up to its name

    Pleasanton, Calif., is — no surprise here — a pleasant small city east of San Francisco Bay that was off the beaten track for much of the 20th century and avoided the redevelopment that destroyed the cores of many older cities. Its downtown...
  • Basketball roundup: J. Carroll boys fall in Iolani Classic

    No. 8 John Carroll drew fellow Maryland team and national powerhouse Montrose Christian of Rockville in the second round of the Iolani Classic in Honolulu on Thursday night. The Mustangs proved to be too big — with four starters between 6 feet 6...
  • Winter sports roundup: Mt. St. Joseph outlasts Bullis, 78-66

    Top-ranked Mount St. Joseph basketball faced a determined Bullis School in the semifinals of the Gonzaga D.C. Classic on Saturday night. The Gaels and the Bulldogs traded leads throughout the first three quarters until St. Joe pulled away in the fourth...