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  • Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report

    Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report
    No Floridian can discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture with more credibility than Bob Graham. The two-term governor served three terms in the U.S. Senate, the last as a member of the Intelligence Committee on and after 9/11. Graham...
  • 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...
  • 'The most brilliant woman of her day' finally gets her due

    "American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague, Civil War 'Belle of the North' and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal" by John Oller; Da Capo Press (416 pages, $29) Anyone who thought hanky-panky began in Washington with John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson...
  • Lincoln's vice-presidential switch changed history

    CHICAGO--The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop here, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...
  • Should Lincoln have kept his first VP?

    Should Lincoln have kept his first VP?
    The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...
  • Two-Man Play On Lincoln And Grant To Be In Avon

    Two-Man Play On Lincoln And Grant To Be In Avon
    AVON — A two-person performance the explores the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and his top general during the Civil War will be on Dec. 13, the Avon Historical Society has announced. "Audience with President Abraham Lincoln and...
  • Democracy is the loser when people don't vote

    Democracy is the loser  when people don't vote
    The anniversary of one of the most significant moments in our history slipped by last, week, largely overlooked by those of us preoccupied with a worrisome future. It was on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Gettysburg battlefield cemetery, that...
  • Like the Emancipation Proclamation, Obama's order forces democracy

    Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation provides the foundational precedent for President Obama's executive order on immigrants in the country illegally. Before Lincoln issued his pronouncement in September 1862, congressional majorities had...
  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
  • Review: 'American Queen' by John Oller

    By Patrick T. Reardon Mary Todd Lincoln was in her glory. It was March 28, 1861, and she had hosted her first state dinner at the White House as the nation's first lady. She was saying goodbye to her guests, including Kate Chase, the daughter of her...
  • Civil War, Lincoln Through The Eyes Of Glastonbury's Gideon Welles

    Civil War, Lincoln Through The Eyes Of Glastonbury's Gideon Welles
    GLASTONBURY — During his Washington, D.C., years, the town's native son, Gideon Welles, kept a diary that tracked everything from his duties as Secretary of the Navy to the poignant chronicle of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. J. Ronald...