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  • Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96

    Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Mr. Wilson, who had been in declining health,...
  • Paul Greenberg: The Hollow Men

    This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. --T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men" ... Once again our secretary of state is busy observing American foreign policy rather...
  • Lawrence Wright's new book vividly recalls 1978 Camp David summit

    Lawrence Wright's new book vividly recalls 1978 Camp David summit
    There's an air of tragedy hovering over Lawrence Wright's excellent new book on the 1978 peace negotiations at Camp David, presided over by then-President Jimmy Carter. During those fateful autumn days, the world watched as three world leaders —...
  • This may be a good time to elect a successful person like Rauner

    Gov. Pat Quinn is currently spending money on TV ads to inform us that his opponent, Republican Bruce Rauner, is a successful, wealthy man. That is very true. May I point out that Jack Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Michael Bloomberg, Mitt Romney...
  • Quinn, Vallas, Rauner and the class war card

    Quinn, Vallas, Rauner and the class war card
    Is Republican Bruce Rauner too rich to be governor of Illinois? "Yes," said Democrat Paul Vallas, campaigning for lieutenant governor with incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn. And there it was, public affirmation of what has become the center of Quinn's...
  • Lehigh Valley businesses among those aided by embattled federal export bank

    Lehigh Valley businesses among those aided by embattled federal export bank
    — About four years ago, a Lehigh County aquarium manufacturer found itself with a dilemma — it was becoming too successful at selling its products overseas. That may not sound like a problem, but for EcoTech Marine's founders, the risk of...
  • FDR and JFK were rich

    Two of the most beloved and respected individuals to ever grace the Oval Office were also two of the wealthiest to serve as president. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy were never informed or aware that their wealth should be construed as a...
  • KFWB switching to all-sports format as AM radio fights for survival

    KFWB switching to all-sports format as AM radio fights for survival
    AM radio, the scratchy medium that long ago aired Franklin Delano Roosevelt's fireside chats, soap operas and the day's most popular music, is trying to avoid becoming static. Across the country, stations are vying to hold on to listeners as AM radio'...
  • Paul Greenberg: Plague strikes in Arkansas

    Ebola isn't the only plague in this troubled world. Another one is called hysteria, and it's just shown up in little Harrison, Arkansas -- which is in the most picturesque part of the state, up in the Ozarks. It's got mountains, it's got streams, it's got...
  • Will Today's Solutions Become Tomorrow's Problems?

    Will Today's Solutions Become Tomorrow's Problems?
    I won't condemn the past to praise the present. Progress! Some shout that word as if we drive on a straight smooth road to our predestined ever-better future. Hogwash. Take immigration, for example. Is there anyone who will say that now at the start...
  • Obama fails History 101

    President Obama doesn't know much about history. In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim contributions to printing and...