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  • Centenarians share secrets to a long life

    Centenarians share secrets to a long life
    As a young girl, Downing Jett Kay danced to music played on a Victrola and watched Model T's drive through the streets of Baltimore. She wore her hair in a flapper's bob as a member of Forest Park High School's Class of 1926, conducted interviews during...
  • Obama voters: The thrill is gone

     Obama voters: The thrill is gone
    As President Barack Obama heads into the final half of his final term, many of us Americans wonder: Whatever happened to the fresh promise of that cheerfully charismatic optimist who dominated the political stage back in 2008? Some of those who voted...
  • Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond

    Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond
    For most third graders, the school year began with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photo appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform:...
  • PBS documentary about Roosevelts 'wonderful'

    I am of an age where I can remember a lot about Franklin Delano Roosevelt as president. The PBS series on TV begins with Theodore Roosevelt in the late 19th century, which I know very little about, but found out through this show. This show on TV was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...