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  • To celebrate the 4th, think about we could tell the founders

    To celebrate the 4th, think about we could tell the founders
    Like many of you, I plan to barbecue to help celebrate Independence Day. That's what the Fourth of July is for most Americans, a party with family and friends, beer and barbecue, sweet corn at its best. And watermelon and fireflies at dusk, then the...
  • Craft whiskeys: A cross-country tour

    Craft whiskeys: A cross-country tour
    It's retro, handmade, local, sustainable and pricey. Seems like a winning combination. And suddenly it is. Across the nation, entrepreneurs are jumping on the craft distillery wagon, joining small and large corporations in the fine art of whiskey-...
  • Supreme Court limits presidents' recess appointment powers

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Thursday modestly curtailed a president's power to unilaterally appoint officials during a Senate recess. In a limited defeat for President Barack Obama and his White House successors, the court unanimously ruled that...
  • July Fourth: A quiz on the making of the Declaration of Independence

    Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
  • The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal

    The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal
    Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go. Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it. Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
  • Get ready for an even bigger threat to Obamacare

    Get ready for an even bigger threat to Obamacare
    Now that the Supreme Court has issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, the legal fight over the Affordable Care Act will shift a few blocks away to another Washington courtroom, where a far more fundamental challenge to Obamacare is about to be decided...
  • John Kerry cozies up in Egypt to foes of democracy

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, June 30: Last week, an Egyptian court sentenced three al-Jazeera journalists to a collective 24 years of prison on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and false reports....
  • 'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.

    'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.
    Matthew Stewart wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The United States was not founded as a Christian nation. The principles that inspired the American Revolution, he argues in "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic," belong...
  • Meddling, Uber, and green bucks: Letters

    Meddling in workers' lives It is stunning to me that in 2014 the choices for women as far as their personal contraception can be even influenced by their employers. Is this not a personal decision for the woman to make? In her dissent in the Hobby...
  • Sideline Chatter: Toast of the LPGA

    Michelle Wie won the U.S. Women's Open, then got a celebratory champagne shower from some of her fellow players. "Can you imagine that in men's golf?" wrote Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle. "Tiger wins U.S. Open, Phil and Rory rush onto the...
  • Navy official: Refueling of carrier Washington proceeding

    Navy official: Refueling of carrier Washington proceeding
    The Navy is in the process of restoring funds to refuel and overhaul the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, a critical job for Newport News Shipbuilding, a source confirmed Tuesday. The funds could be awarded to the shipyard within weeks, said a...