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  • With State of the Union, Obama sets agenda ... for 2016 election

     With State of the Union, Obama sets agenda ... for 2016 election
    Few if any of the domestic policy proposals President Obama talked about in his sixth State of the Union speech stand much chance of landing on his desk to be signed into law, but they've already begun to have an impact in another arena: shaping the...
  • Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader

     Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader
    On June 5, 1967, a group of armed men, led by fiery preacher Reies Lopez Tijerina, arrived at the county courthouse in the small New Mexico community of Tierra Amarilla. They were there to free prisoners who were arrested in a land grant dispute and to...
  • 'Annie' demonstrates its durability at the Hippodrome

    'Annie' demonstrates its durability at the Hippodrome
    There's nothing like a little orphan to combat a Depression. Hollywood pushed that concept hard with Shirley Temple movies. Broadway seconded the notion with "Annie," the much-loved, much-traveled musical that is back in Baltimore, flashing enough smiles...
  • Cancel the State of the Union

    Cancel the State of the Union
    Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed? If not, you may want to skip the State of...
  • Europeans love America, except when they can't stand it

    To the editor: Europeans, like many others in the world, can't stand Americans and can't get enough of them. They watch us, they copy us, they travel to see us. When they visit our mountains and deserts and woods and cities, they are astounded and...
  • Combating a common threat

    The recent outrageous executions in Paris and the North Korean threats to Sony will always be trumped by the brilliant, visionary wisdom of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s January 1941 State of the Union speech, known as the “Four Freedoms”...
  • 13-year-old girl charged for disseminating sex video in Bucks County

    13-year-old girl charged for disseminating sex video in Bucks County
    A 13-year-old Bristol Township girl will be charged for allegedly distributing a sexually explicit video involving two minors among middle school students last month. Acting Bristol Township Police Chief Ralph Johnson confirmed the arrest. He did not...
  • Jonathan Zimmerman: Does every president need a library?

    Jonathan Zimmerman: Does every president need a library?
    In 1971, two years after leaving the White House, Lyndon Johnson dedicated his sleek, windowless eight-story presidential library at the University of Texas. But in the pages of The Washington Post, editorial cartoonist Herblock depicted Johnson as an...
  • The American Way over the Nordic Model? Are we crazy?

    The American Way over the Nordic Model? Are we crazy?
    In my long nomadic life, I've been to both poles and most countries in between. I still remember when to be an American was to be envied. The country where I grew up after World War II seemed to be respected and admired around the world. Today, as one...
  • Diaries of Charles Brackett lift curtain on Hollywood's Golden Era

    Diaries of Charles Brackett lift curtain on Hollywood's Golden Era
    In screenwriter Charles Brackett's diary entry for Aug. 18, 1936, he recalls working for the first time with Billy Wilder, with whom Paramount had paired him to write the comedy "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife." "Worked with Billy Wilder, who paces constantly,...
  • Cal Thomas: Late Cuomo's inspiring words went for naught

    How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician. In most media accounts, references were made to...