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  • 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...
  • Misconceptions about American independence

    Misconceptions about American independence
    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776 and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
  • 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-...
  • Obama stands firm on executive orders

    WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day weekend is marked not only by patriotic, flag-waving parades and fireworks. It also features a sharp declaration of independence from Congress by a president frustrated by the legislative headlock its Republican members...
  • 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,...
  • The Valley Line: Dancing groups offer a 'Summer Serenade'

     The Valley Line: Dancing groups offer a 'Summer Serenade'
    That grand flag of our nation had its big day of celebration last Friday. I was up north in the San Francisco Bay Area to visit my kids, Chris and Heather and their offspring, Aidan, 13; Lucan, 11; Catherine, 10; Ryan, 7 and Morgan, also 7. Just before...
  • A very exclusive look at Sarah Palin's articles of impeachment

    A very exclusive look at Sarah Palin's articles of impeachment
    As most of you know by now, Barack Obama, the 44th president of these United States, has been impeached. By Sarah Palin. In an "exclusive" op-ed published on Breitbart — the Internet's No. 1 site for incoherent outrage — Palin made it...
  • Obama gets 3-D printed portrait at Smithsonian

    Presidential portrait paintings are a time-honored tradition for all sitting chief executives. But the Smithsonian in Washington has recently broken new ground by creating a 3-D printed portrait of President Obama that is believed to be the first of its...
  • Thomas Jefferson's wine

    Thomas Jefferson's wine
    In a garden beside rows of fruit trees and vegetables, grapes ripen on a sun-dappled mountainside. A few yards away, visitors snake their way through Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home. Even those who never have been there recognize the iconic mansion...
  • '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...
  • Review: 'West of the Revolution' by Claudio Saunt

    Review: 'West of the Revolution' by Claudio Saunt
    According to standard narratives of the American Revolution, the military path toward independence began with a "shot heard round the world." But Claudio Saunt's "West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776" reveals that when the 13 colonies...