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  • Middletown Sergeant Left Job And Family To Fight The Civil War

    Middletown Sergeant Left Job And Family To Fight The Civil War
    MIDDLETOWN — Sgt. James H. Powers was one of a handful of free blacks from Middletown who volunteered to fight in the Civil War, leaving their jobs and families for the good of the country. Powers was born around 1839 in Saybrook and worked as a...
  • Ian Morris: The paradoxical benefits of war

    Ian Morris: The paradoxical benefits of war
    "Since I have been at the Foreign Office," Britain's permanent under-secretary for foreign affairs announced in May, 1914, "I have not seen such calm waters." He was wrong, of course. Just three months later, Europe began an orgy of killing. By 1945, more...
  • World-class drum and bugle corps compete

    See Allentown's own 10-time World Champion Cadets compete against other world-class corps when the DCI Eastern Classic Drum and Bugle Corps Championship returns to J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown Friday and Saturday. The Cadets, a program of Youth...
  • Collecting is full of 'wild cards' that can be tough to value

    Q: I have an 11-in.-by-14-in. copper lithograph by Paul Ritter that I rescued from being melted down. I've done some research and all I can find is a little about the artist. Any info and possible value? A: The item seen in images sent is a flat sheet of...
  • And the war came

    The innocent American could only read the headlines and shake his head sorrowfully at the continuing carnage in Gaza -- a pillar of fire by night and a cloud of smoke by day. How did this happen again? Simple: Hamas renewed its indiscriminate attacks on...
  • Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell
    The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...
  • How a bishop moved Lincoln, and saved 265 Dakota Indians

    The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion. But nothing in the Constitution forbids a president from consulting with clerics, and meetings between presidents and religious figures...
  • Humor column: Looking at terms for the Oval Office

    Humor column: Looking at terms for the Oval Office
    Once again, my neighbor Babble was puzzled. "What's this I hear," he asked me, "about some Republicans wanting to sue the president, or impeach the president, or put the president in time-out, or something like that?" That's what they're saying,...
  • Did Moscow re-edit Wikipedia entry on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?

    Did Moscow re-edit Wikipedia entry on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?
    We’ve all heard the stories about Soviet-era officials who fell out of favor with the ruling elite and not only disappeared from the streets of Moscow but also from history. Take Leon Trotsky, who was exiled, then assassinated in Mexico, and whose...
  • Small Bites: The Old Bay beer from Flying Dog gets its own party

    Small Bites: The Old Bay beer from Flying Dog gets its own party
    Small Bites is a round-up of news and tidbits from Baltimore's dining scene The fun never stops for Dead Rise Old Bay summer ale, the mammoth hit from Flying Dog Brewery. On July 31, Wit & Wisdom is hosting a Dead Rise party on its waterside patio...
  • TCA 2014: Ken Burns digs up unseen footage for 'The Roosevelts'

    TCA 2014: Ken Burns digs up unseen footage for 'The Roosevelts'
    Ken Burns is used to telling stories that have been told before. That comes with the territory when you work on documentaries covering momentous points in history, including the Civil War, World War II and the Prohibition era. But for his new seven-part,...