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  • Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

    Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board
    Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84. Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
  • Gratitudinal

    It's that time of year when we give thanks for the former colleague who had the bright idea to forgo the heartfelt, mostly predictable appreciation of family and fortunes on this uniquely American holiday and instead reflect on the writing of the...
  • Thanksgiving for sale, just like you want it

    Thanksgiving for sale, just like you want it
    If the first Thanksgiving harvest celebrations on these shores were held with today's leave-no-opportunity-untapped mentality, there would be a presenting sponsor, corporate underwriting, advertising signage and various tiers of VIP access sold. We...
  • On Obamacare, could all Democrats really be as clueless as Sen. Schumer?

    On Obamacare, could all Democrats really be as clueless as Sen. Schumer?
    The biggest political error committed by Democrats over the last four years has been to run away from their signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. As a result, they've allowed Republicans and conservatives to depict a measure...
  • A Thanksgiving Day trivia quiz to test your knowledge

    A Thanksgiving Day trivia quiz to test your knowledge
    There's a lot of dead time at Thanksgiving, particularly if you're not a football fan. Family gatherings tend to be full of ne'er-do-wells who have nothing to contribute and spend the time watching TV, napping or annoying the cooks. I know, because I'...
  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...
  • At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present

    At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present
    These days, some parts of Big Hunting Creek do not seem nearly so presidential. Its banks torn apart by years of erosion, the roaring stream has become, for some Thurmont citizens, a noisy, unwanted neighbor. “It sounds like a freight train,”...
  • Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy

    Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy
    Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive. Richard Norton Smith,...
  • Program must change with longevity, demographics: Front Burner

    Program must change with longevity, demographics: Front Burner
    Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65. That's why a...
  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
  • A Bernie Sanders candidacy could help Hillary Clinton

    A Bernie Sanders candidacy could help Hillary Clinton
    I'm going out on a limb here, but Bernie Sanders is not going to be our next president. Still, the independent socialist senator from Vermont is sounding more and more like a man who intends to defy the doubters and run. And he could play an important...