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  • Presidential orders are constitutional

    Presidential orders are constitutional
    If an opinion expressed in a letter to the editor is correct, then not only has President Obama bypassed the Constitution with his recent executive order but so has every president since George Washington because each issued executive orders in some way...
  • Wethersfield, Newington Were Together For Years

    Wethersfield, Newington Were Together For Years
    Once upon a time, Newington and Wethersfield shared everything for a very good reason – they were the same town. Now, however, they share little but still have a lot in common. Wethersfield is among the oldest towns in Connecticut. It was...
  • Taking the Kids -- Mixing American history with holiday fun in Valley Forge and Philadelphia

    Taking the Kids -- Mixing American history with holiday fun in Valley Forge and Philadelphia
    Like most holiday travelers, they arrived starving and exhausted. But this was no ordinary holiday gathering. On Dec. 19,1777, George Washington and his Continental Army -- 12,000 strong, plus another 500 women and children -- marched into Valley Forge,...
  • New Jersey voters says U.S. not ready for President Christie

    New Jersey voters says U.S. not ready for President Christie
    New Jersey voters say the rest of the United States is not ready for a "Jersey Guy" president and neither is the Garden State, where Gov. Chris Christie's presidential appeal continues to slide, a poll released on Thursday showed. A telephone poll of 1,...
  • Two years after Sandy Hook, schools aren't safer

    Two years after Sandy Hook, schools aren't safer
    Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home. That would be naive. There have been two gun-related incidents in my...
  • $1.1 trillion federal spending bill advances over opposition

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill that survived a nail-biting vote in the House on Thursday night has several important provisions for the Hampton Roads defense community. But that vote was close for a reason: Both Republicans and Democrats object to...
  • Washington painting reclaims place in State House

    Washington painting reclaims place in State House
    Back in 1859, when one of Maryland's most prized paintings was first hung in the State House, workers took out a fireplace in the Senate chambers to install the mammoth piece. There it hung for decades, its bulky, gilded frame at eye level with state...
  • Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology

    Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology
    Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s. As the "Provision State," it...
  • Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race

    Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race
    In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.” The seven ex-governors on...
  • Pa. lawmakers, activists push for industrial hemp

    Hemp is deeply rooted in the history of south central Pennsylvania. Between 1720 to 1870, there were more than 100 water-powered hemp mills in Lancaster and York counties, according to area hemp historian Les Stark. In 1870, Adams County was the second...
  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    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...