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  • The rise of unretirement

    The rise of unretirement
    We are living longer, something to celebrate. The average life expectancy was about 62 years in 1935 when President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, and it's now nearly 79 years. And, as in many things, the baby boomers are at the center...
  • 'Holiday Inn' Extends Again; Audra McDonald To Perform At Long Wharf Gala

    'Holiday Inn' Extends Again; Audra McDonald To Perform At Long Wharf Gala
    Six-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award-winner Audra McDonald will headline Long Wharf Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala on June 5. Her Broadway accolades in all four acting categories (best leading and featured actress in a musical and also in a...
  • Michael Smerconish: Delving into politicians' personal lives not necessarily for the best

    Gary Hart's downfall in the run-up to the 1988 presidential election marked an important milestone on a journalistic arc that began with Watergate. Where, previously, the media fast track was greased by befriending politicians, now it was enhanced by...
  • The Supreme Court's supremely flawed record

    As a constitutional law professor, I have mixed feelings about the first Monday in October. On the one hand, I look forward to the start of the new Supreme Court term in the same way a baseball fan looks forward to opening day. But I also dread what the...
  • Jimmy Carter's hometown celebrates his 90th birthday

    PLAINS,Ga. The party had all the right festive touches: Colorful balloons. "Happy Birthday" sung loudly, if not exactly on key, by all the guests. Secret Service agents hovering protectively near the peanut butter ice cream. Best of all, the birthday...
  • When political reporters become scandal chasers [Commentary]

    When political reporters become scandal chasers [Commentary]
    One chilly winter evening in 1988, I was the lone journalist among a small clump of voters gathered inside an old meeting hall in Manchester, N.H. I was there, mostly out of curiosity, to witness the spectacle of a man desperately clinging to a...
  • Partisan Paralysis: Can The Divide Be Healed?

    Partisan Paralysis: Can The Divide Be Healed?
    Congress appears stuck in neutral and civil discourse has been replaced by partisan sniping. Charles Blow, blogger and New York Times op-ed columnist, talked with David Holahan in a question and answer session and didn't hold out much hope for change....
  • Secret Service SNAFU a wake-up call for the White House

    WASHINGTON -- The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's...
  • A wake-up call for the White House [Commentary]

    A wake-up call for the White House [Commentary]
    The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
  • Sit! Heel! Be blessed!

    Sit! Heel! Be blessed!
    "Sit! I said sit!" the dog owner pleaded, tightening the leash on a highly energetic mutt. Obedience classes in order? Hardly. The naughty dog was in need of a blessing. On Saturday morning, strangers gathered together for the love of dogs —...
  • Perez Art Museum presents freewheeling portrait of Frank Zappa

    Perez Art Museum presents freewheeling portrait of Frank Zappa
    Geoffrey Farmer's installation "Let's Make the Water Turn Black" is a palace of theatricality, with indigo light bulbs, sound recordings and animated puppets. The title of Farmer's piece, presented on a platform that clogs up the second-floor gallery at...