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  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...
  • At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present

    At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present
    These days, some parts of Big Hunting Creek do not seem nearly so presidential. Its banks torn apart by years of erosion, the roaring stream has become, for some Thurmont citizens, a noisy, unwanted neighbor. “It sounds like a freight train,”...
  • Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy

    Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy
    Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive. Richard Norton Smith,...
  • Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

    Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board
    Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84. Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
  • Gratitudinal

    It's that time of year when we give thanks for the former colleague who had the bright idea to forgo the heartfelt, mostly predictable appreciation of family and fortunes on this uniquely American holiday and instead reflect on the writing of the...
  • Thanksgiving for sale, just like you want it

    Thanksgiving for sale, just like you want it
    If the first Thanksgiving harvest celebrations on these shores were held with today's leave-no-opportunity-untapped mentality, there would be a presenting sponsor, corporate underwriting, advertising signage and various tiers of VIP access sold. We...
  • On Obamacare, could all Democrats really be as clueless as Sen. Schumer?

    The biggest political error committed by Democrats over the last four years has been to run away from their signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. As a result, they've allowed Republicans and conservatives to depict a measure...
  • A Thanksgiving Day trivia quiz to test your knowledge

    A Thanksgiving Day trivia quiz to test your knowledge
    There's a lot of dead time at Thanksgiving, particularly if you're not a football fan. Family gatherings tend to be full of ne'er-do-wells who have nothing to contribute and spend the time watching TV, napping or annoying the cooks. I know, because I'...
  • Even a beleaguered president loves the perks of office

    With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys. The news has been so wretched...
  • Incoming archbishop eschews mansion, will live at Holy Name Cathedral

    Incoming archbishop eschews mansion, will live at Holy Name Cathedral
    Taking a page from the pope's playbook, incoming Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich will forgo the historic Gold Coast mansion that has housed the city's archbishops for more than a century, opting for more modest digs inside the rectory of Holy Name...
  • Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR

    Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...