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  • Quiz: Test your State of the Union knowledge

    In brief remarks -- barely over 1,000 words -- President George Washington delivered a special report to his “fellow-citizens” of Congress in New York City on Jan. 8, 1790. Despite its brevity, the speech laid the groundwork for the...
  • The curse of the two-term limit

    WASHINGTON--As Barack Obama struggles to gain political traction as a lame-duck president in his remaining three years in office, the two-term limit on service in the Oval Office has encouraged a premature public focus on the identity of his successor...
  • John Kass: We need Hillary now

    It's sad, yes, but America probably hasn't fully grasped the terrifying truth about President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech. He has two more to go. Two more? Ye gods! The prospect of listening to him blah blah blah his way through two more...
  • Little clarity from Chris Christie team in New Jersey bridge inquiry

    This week brought something familiar in the long-running investigation of the closure of roads leading to the George Washington Bridge by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's advisors: more information but little additional clarity about who developed and...
  • Will Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl be the Democrats' albatross?

    Will Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl be the Democrats' albatross?
    The controversy over the trade of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to grow with allegations that President Barack Obama violated federal law and paid too high a price for the release. However, the biggest problem for the...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Value on souvenirs varies widely

    Q: What can you tell me about these plates that I found at a thrift shop? Are they worth anything? A: Indeed they are, and I'm going to invite readers to think this through with me. Clue I: Seen in images, the reader has several plates with a relief...
  • Reviews: 'Bourbon' By Dane Huckelbridge and 'Proof' by Adam Rogers

    Reviews: 'Bourbon' By Dane Huckelbridge and 'Proof' by Adam Rogers
    At the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., you can watch giant roiling cauldrons bubble and churn under the power of nothing more than microscopic yeast having dinner, turning corn, rye and barley into the alcohol that scents the beery air. As...
  • Hillary's health matters

    Karl Rove, the bete noir for Democrats (and some Republicans), has dared to raise questions about Hillary Clinton's health. The New York Post first reported a conversation between Rove, former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Dan Raviv of CBS...
  • Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'

    Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'
    WETHERSFIELD — Thousands of people lost their lives during the American Revolution — not all of them on the battlefield. Silas Deane fell victim to "vicious" character assassination, says Milton C. Van Vlack, author of the 2013 book,...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Storied history from an American flag

    In 1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill asked President Franklin D. Roosevelt if he wouldn't mind stopping the presidential motorcade at 154 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, Md. The two men were en route to the federal government retreat previously...