| Jan 24, 2015
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
Thursday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast with a view of Manhattan pictured from the Observatory of the Empire State Building. Start spreading the news....
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:34 AM
"The impact of her personality and its unwavering devotion to high principle and purpose cannot be contained in a single day or era."
– Martin Luther King (summarizing Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment to racial justice)
In honor of Black History...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 7:32 AM
Run for your lives! We're threatened by Islamic State terrorists, computer hackers, the Ebola virus and tensions with the Russians that threaten to reawaken the Cold War. But don't be afraid to read these 10 items:
1. Scientists say we get goose bumps...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:25 PM
HARTFORD – In the summer of 1925, George J. Mead led a team that set out to build a revolutionary new airplane engine for the U. S. Navy.
The navy required a motor that would produce at least 400 horsepower and weigh less than 650 pounds. Such a...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental.
Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House.
And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 12:25 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:57 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:45 AM
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”...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:57 PM
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.: "From the hard streets of Queens, Mario Cuomo rose to the very pinnacle of political power in New York because he believed in his bones in the greatness of this state, the greatness of America and the unique...