| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:30 PM
As even the most casual student of American history knows, Theodore Roosevelt was a larger-than-life figure. Besides being our 26th president, he was an outdoorsman, an explorer, a historian and a war hero.
T.R.'s adventures on the campaign trail, the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Teddy Roosevelt died in 1919. Doris Kearns Goodwin was not born until 1943, but to hear her tell it, she spent the better part of seven years living with the legendary U.S. president.
That's how visceral the experience was for Goodwin as she wrote her...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I sometimes worry about Jesus at Christmastime.
On the one hand, he gets a worldwide birthday party celebrated by 2 billion Christians, trees, Macy's windows, concerts, communal singing, gift giving, feasts, family gatherings and uplifting worship....
| Nov 17, 2013
The New Republic magazine was, appropriately, the stimulant that last week gave the Democratic base a frisson of anticipation about a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy in 2016. Now in her 11th month as a Massachusetts senator, she is suited...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The single most significant sports figure in Connecticut history — despite a recent run by Geno Auriemma and his Huskies — is Walter Camp of New Haven and Yale University, known accurately for more than a century as the "father of American...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:12 PM
One of my favorite blooper items involved a Florida writer who won a Toastmasters competition in St. Augustine, Fla., with her speech about the wonders of the five presidential likenesses carved on Mount Rushmore.
"What talented sculptor produced...
| Nov 10, 2013
With the possible exception of Robert Caro, who has spent the bulk of his long career documenting the career of a single president (Lyndon Johnson), the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is perhaps America's best-known chronicler of our most interesting...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:21 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Here's the session-opening speech as prepared for Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville:
Every teacher, Senator Legg, Senator Thompson, Senator Bullard, Senator Hukill and even we old superintendents, Senator Montford, we all know...
| Jan 24, 2014
On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died in her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo. Her passing marked the end of a species that once was so ubiquitous that enormous flocks, one estimated at more than 3 billion birds, were said to have...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...