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  • Daniel Burnett: Americans have historical amnesia

    Daniel Burnett: Americans have historical amnesia
    The memory is all but lost, even though the legacy is all around us. You meet it every time you set foot in a National Park, pay social security, or thank a World War II veteran; every time you spend a dime or see Mount Rushmore. The legacy of the...
  • You want a war? Pay for it

     You want a war? Pay for it
    Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation and saw live video of Baghdad being...
  • Hillary Clinton: Reporters today spend too little time reporting

    If Hillary Rodham Clinton runs for president in 2016, she may indeed run a very different campaign than she did in 2008. One area where there is unlikely to be change? Clinton still has no love for the media. Delivering a keynote address at a Salesforce...
  • The rise of unretirement

    The rise of unretirement
    We are living longer, something to celebrate. The average life expectancy was about 62 years in 1935 when President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, and it's now nearly 79 years. And, as in many things, the baby boomers are at the center...
  • Squash advertising

     
    On an immature banana squash, Roland C. Casad scratches words onto the skin. When grown, the squash becomes an advertising sign....
  • 'Holiday Inn' Extends Again; Audra McDonald To Perform At Long Wharf Gala

    'Holiday Inn' Extends Again; Audra McDonald To Perform At Long Wharf Gala
    Six-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award-winner Audra McDonald will headline Long Wharf Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala on June 5. Her Broadway accolades in all four acting categories (best leading and featured actress in a musical and also in a...
  • Civilian Conservation Corps holds reunion in Stafford

    The Great Depression during the 1930s was a difficult period for many American families. As part of then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "New Deal" for relief for poor, unemployed Americans, Congress in 1933 established the Civilian Conservation...
  • Like all presidents, Obama disappoints

    Like all presidents, Obama disappoints
    All presidents disappoint. It comes with the job, the unreasonable expectations Americans have for their presidents, and the inherent conflict and disconnect between campaigning (promising people all they can have) and governing (explaining to people...
  • 'Good Wife,' 'Outlander,' Beyonce: this weekend

    This weekend, you'll get the return of broadcast TV's finest drama, a glitzy concert and one of the sexiest hours ever put on television. The weekend highlights: 1. "The Good Wife," 9:30 p.m. Sunday, CBS Note the late start, which could be later...
  • Jean Shepherd knew why people love fairs

    Jean Shepherd knew why people love fairs
    One of our readers complained this week that my column about the Allentown Fair's Preview Night focused too much on things she considers negative. "I read your article in this morning's newspaper and much of your article rings true," she wrote....
  • Politics moved Nixon, but Fla. reaped environmental benefits

    Yes, yes, there were the high crimes and misdemeanors, the rampant paranoia, the bigotry, the dirty tricks, the questionable mental balance, and of course that break-in. And just in case anyone is inclined to forget any of these things, there are...