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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • A wake-up call for the White House [Commentary]

    A wake-up call for the White House [Commentary]
    The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
  • Sit! Heel! Be blessed!

    Sit! Heel! Be blessed!
    "Sit! I said sit!" the dog owner pleaded, tightening the leash on a highly energetic mutt. Obedience classes in order? Hardly. The naughty dog was in need of a blessing. On Saturday morning, strangers gathered together for the love of dogs —...
  • Perez Art Museum presents freewheeling portrait of Frank Zappa

    Perez Art Museum presents freewheeling portrait of Frank Zappa
    Geoffrey Farmer's installation "Let's Make the Water Turn Black" is a palace of theatricality, with indigo light bulbs, sound recordings and animated puppets. The title of Farmer's piece, presented on a platform that clogs up the second-floor gallery at...
  • Saluting an 'invisible population'

    Saluting an 'invisible population'
    As he dropped sandbags along the base of the Air Force barracks at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam, John Bowen saw the rockets soar in. The building buckled, he says, then exploded, and seemed to "rush up and hit me in the face" as the blast...