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  • Chairmen's term limits make Congress work better

    Two of the most skilled Republican members of the House of Representatives announced their retirement over the past 10 days. Their departure is unfortunate, but the hand-wringing over term limits for committee chairmen is misplaced. Ways and Means...
  • A force of nature [Commentary]

    Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served as the first...
  • B-17 Flying Fortresses from Langley Field made milestone flight in 1938

    B-17 Flying Fortresses from Langley Field made milestone flight in 1938
    The B-17 Flying Fortress was still a few years away from becoming an iconic workhorse of American air power in World War IIĀ  when a flight of six planes took off from Langley Field on Feb. 16, 1938 for what would be a milestone intercontinental mission....
  • Wanna be a drought-buster? Heed the lessons of the slop jar.

    Wanna be a drought-buster? Heed the lessons of the slop jar.
    If you're a city person, you might only have read of chamber pots, an inconvenient though useful contraption from an earlier time. In the part of Texas where I grew up, the term "chamber pot" was a tad too genteel. We called these essentials "slop jars"...
  • 'Jack Ryan' Producer Mace Neufeld Launching FDR Thriller (EXCLUSIVE)

    Producer Mace Neufeld, who's overseen the Jack Ryan franchise and "Omen" films, is ramping up development of WWII thriller "Pursuit." Nesim Hason's New Films International is financing and producing the $45 million project. The script, penned by the...
  • State of the Union: All drift, no real direction

    How sum up the president's speech Tuesday night? It's not easy, since the president himself didn't. It seemed to have no focus, no single theme, no unifying thread. It was the political equivalent of a long shopping list composed by a not very well-...
  • Desperate WWI vets marched on Washington

    Desperate WWI vets marched on Washington
    On Aug. 2, 1932, William Hushka of 2316 W. 23rd Place, Chicago, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, five days after he was killed when police and soldiers raided a shantytown occupied by World War I veterans in the nation'...
  • A flood of memories for Holocaust survivors

     A flood of memories for Holocaust survivors
    Painful memories have the power to surface fresh and raw, even after many years. A great-grandmother once again can become a terrified little girl. A grandfather surrounded by friends and family can feel all alone in a vicious world. So it was at...
  • Executive orders do not a tyrant make [Letter]

    Executive orders do not a tyrant make [Letter]
    The letter from Susan Wolf Dudley demonstrates she has at best only a dim understanding of the U.S. Constitution ("Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief," Jan. 31). Presidential directives are designed to function when the Congress fails to act in the best...
  • Letters: America's inhumanity to Jewish refugees

    Letters: America's inhumanity to Jewish refugees
    Re "The voyage back," Feb. 3 Thanks to Robert Krakow for writing the play "The Trial of Franklin Delano Roosevelt," and to The Times for printing the article about the hundreds of European Jewish refugees in 1939 who were refused entry into Cuba and the...
  • Review: 'Monuments Men' talks big but lacks artful direction

    Earnest and well-intentioned but ultimately inert, "The Monuments Men" talks a better game than it can deliver. Inspired by true tales of World War II derring-do, it can't decide what kind of a film it wants to be and so ends up failing across a fairly...