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  • Paul McHale: Defeating Islamic State won't be easy, Mr. President

    Paul McHale: Defeating Islamic State won't be easy, Mr. President
    Speaking before the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last month, Secretary of State John Kerry described global terrorism as "nothing more than criminal anarchy, a nihilism which illegitimately claims an ideological and religious foundation." Is he...
  • How Obama can use the power of the veto and still avoid being nicknamed 'President No'

    How Obama can use the power of the veto and still avoid being nicknamed 'President No'
    Congress' expected final passage of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill sets up the first square veto confrontation between President Obama and the new Republican-controlled Congress. It marks the first time in his presidency when significant...
  • The U.S. romance with Saudi Arabia is 70 years old this Valentine's Day

    The U.S. romance with Saudi Arabia is 70 years old this Valentine's Day
    This Valentine's Day marks the 70th anniversary of a love affair between the United States and Saudi Arabia that began with a bizarre meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and the first king of modern Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz ibn Saud, whose son and...
  • 'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods

    'Kid Presidents' shares surprising tales from presidential childhoods
    Know about the president and the pears? Few people do. The anecdote can be traced to Herbert Hoover’s childhood, and you’ll find it in the new book, “Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents”...
  • Goodbye 2014, Edward Herrmann, Luise Rainer

    Goodbye 2014, Edward Herrmann, Luise Rainer
    Happy New Year! A backward glance before we move on: The year 2014 will be remembered for the deaths of many first-rank performers, and the year's final days continued that sad trend. Oscar-winner Luise Rainer died Tuesday at age 104, and Edward...
  • PA Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll push for passage of state minimum wage hike to $10.10 over two years

    PA Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll push for passage of state minimum wage hike to $10.10 over two years
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that passage of a higher minimum wage in Pennsylvania is one of his priorities in the current legislative session. Wolf said he backs a bill sponsored by Rep. Patty Kim, a Dauphin County Democrat, to boost...
  • Larger-than-life leader needed in White House

    I grew up in Washington, D.C., during World War II and remember the fear and anxiety of that time. The threat was real because we knew what was happening at home and overseas. The difference between then and now is leadership. Then we had bigger-than-...
  • FDR’s 1935 Los Angeles visit

     
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Nevada for the Hoover Dam dedication. The following day, he and Eleanor Roosevelt arrived in Los Angeles....
  • Lost words, lost worlds

    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an...
  • Pictures in the News | February 5, 2015

     
    Thursday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast with a view of Manhattan pictured from the Observatory of the Empire State Building. Start spreading the news....
  • Manes: Retired Gary educator a witness to history

    "The impact of her personality and its unwavering devotion to high principle and purpose cannot be contained in a single day or era." – Martin Luther King (summarizing Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment to racial justice) In honor of Black History...