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  • Advertising former presidents

    As Presidents Day is approaching, we are starting to see commercials featuring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as spokesmen. One of these men was our first president and father of our country. The other is considered the greatest president in...
  • Iowa welcome mat awaits Christie, but not Jersey swagger

    DES MOINES -- As the Chris Christie Mystery Tour continues, he may want to swing by Iowa, where a rare welcome mat awaits the beleaguered governor of New Jersey. Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Assn., has been plying the party fundraising...
  • President's day quiz: How many U.S. presidents can you name?

    President's day quiz: How many U.S. presidents can you name?
    Name five U.S. presidents. Go. If you had no problem, you did better than some of your fellow Americans. One in 10 Americans can't do it, according to an online survey of 2,555 adults in the U.S. conducted between Jan. 28 and Feb. 11 by vouchercloud....
  • Groupon claims 'President Hamilton' error was intentional

    Groupon claims 'President Hamilton' error was intentional
    Groupon is honoring Presidents Day by giving customers an Alexander Hamilton --  $10 off $40 spent on a deal for any local business. The promotion, which began this weekend, allows customers to "honor our money-minded Commander-In-Chief." "The $10...
  • L.A.'s Bachelors Ball is revel without a cause

    L.A.'s Bachelors Ball is revel without a cause
    You may have watched George Washington ride onto the floor of a packed hotel ballroom astride a white stallion. Or gaped as trapeze artists teetered high overhead in the big top. Or slurped from your friends' drinks until 4 a.m., using a long straw...
  • We have failed Egypt [Commentary]

    Three years ago this month, millions of brave Egyptians were celebrating the fall of their brutal, corrupt dictator, Hosni Mubarak. To the American eye, the Arab Spring was even more remarkable than the revolutions that brought down the Soviet empire...
  • Hampton black history then, now and in between

    On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
  • Thoughts on Maryland basketball blame, Big Ten signage and beer at Byrd Stadium

    Thoughts on Maryland basketball blame, Big Ten signage and beer at Byrd Stadium
    Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus, Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports. Who's to blame for Maryland not winning close games, Mark Turgeon or his players? Don Markus: After...
  • Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design

    Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design
    A young Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production. Eliphalet Chapin's wayward ways with a neighboring damsel named Hannah Bartlett...
  • George F. Carter, Army colonel

    George F. Carter, Army colonel
    George F. Carter, a retired Army colonel who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a young lieutenant, died of complications from a stroke Feb. 24 at the Oak Crest retirement center. The Timonium resident was 96. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of...
  • Congressional old guard retires, leaving calcified partisanship in place

    WASHINGTON -- The trend of abandoning Congress continues as its longest-serving member, Democratic Rep. John Dingell Jr. of Michigan, former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has announced he will retire. He is going out with a bang,...