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  • Tim Geithner gets FDR very wrong (but so did Obama)

    Tim Geithner gets FDR very wrong (but so did Obama)
    It's necessary to correct an old canard repeated by former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about Franklin Roosevelt's behavior in the long interregnum between the 1932 election and his 1933 inauguration.  As was spotted by Matt O'Brien of the...
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  • History's 'World Wars' makes for fine Memorial Day viewing

     History's 'World Wars' makes for fine Memorial Day viewing
    Over the past few years, History has made a concerted attempt to package its subject matter — history — in ways that might appeal to a new audience. As in Young People with their Digital Addictions and Limited Attention Spans. Some of...
  • For war's 100th anniversary, WWI poster exhibit to open in Boston

    For war's 100th anniversary, WWI  poster exhibit to open  in Boston
    Everyone recognizes the steely-eyed Uncle Sam in the swallow-tail jacket pointing his finger at the viewer. "I Want You for U.S. Army" (no "the" for some reason) was emblazoned on the poster that practically commanded men to sign up and fight in World War...
  • A Presidential Aspiration All Should Yearn To Hear

    A Presidential Aspiration All Should Yearn To Hear
    All modern presidents of both parties have been too much with us. Talking incessantly, they have put politics unhealthily at the center of America's consciousness. Promising promiscuously, they have exaggerated government's proper scope and actual...
  • American Parkway: Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge?

    Q: In regard to the new bridge being built over the Lehigh River, it would be nice to name it Pearl Harbor World War II Bridge in honor of the men and women from this area who served our country, or the John "Jack" McHugh Bridge, for the man who did so...
  • Another healthcare crisis: Closing hospitals

    Another healthcare crisis: Closing hospitals
    Lower Oconee Community Hospital in southern Georgia closed its doors this month, eliminating 25 hospital beds and up to 100 hospital jobs. This was the fourth Georgia hospital to fold in two years and the eighth rural hospital in the state to close...
  • Obama, the shrinking imperialist president

    Of all the time-honored failings for which we criticize sitting presidents — by "we" I mean pundits, academics and other members of the chattering phylum — two charges stand out: imperialism and shrinkage. Usually it's one or the other. When...
  • The Woody Allen case

    The Woody Allen case
    Gossiping publicly about the private lives of well-known people is one of the most popular forms of licensed sadism that our society indulges in. It's permissible to play roughly with the cardboard figures of these people we don't know, to bully them,...
  • Henry Waxman, the 'tougher than a boiled owl' congressman

    Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incumbent with presidents, senators and hometown sports heroes. Henry Waxman's wall has bills, dozens of them...
  • Good for the Bushes and the Clintons, but not good for America

    A few years ago, I found myself sitting on an airplane next to a gentleman from Egypt. Talk quickly turned to the upheaval in his country, where the so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom. "We want a real democracy," he told me, "not like yours."...