| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- Abroad, the widely noted aspect of Barack Obama's reelection victory was its social and class character. The president was reelected by a majority of American minorities. He won 93 percent of the African-American vote, which is hardly surprising,...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:24 PM
At 19, John "Bud" Hawk had been in the Army a little more than a year when German tanks started blasting away at his machine-gun unit in a Normandy apple orchard.
The Germans, hemmed in by Allied forces to the north and the south, were desperate to...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military.
Led by President Obama,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:17 PM
It's been 68 years since Eddie Felix worked in the boiler room of the USS Cowpens during World War II, but he recalls events as if they happened yesterday.
The keynote speaker Monday at Mariners Christian School's 11th annual Veterans Day...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the Presidential Medal of Freedom was established, President Obama presented the nation’s highest civilian award to 16 Americans from fields as diverse as science, politics and sports.
The award, created by...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It was wholly a pleasure to be told again that there is no such thing as an ex-Marine or former Marine -- because once a Marine, always a Marine. The same principle applies to judges, physicians and military officers. Semper Fi and all...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:27 PM
Republicans in Congress are railing against the healthcare law as a government takeover of medicine. The massive program will harm patients and cost far too much, critics say. Supporters are being branded as socialists.
This isn't just the latest...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Charles A. Loeser died in 1928, he was 64, nearly a decade older than the average American was expected to live. He had led a comfortable life of privilege, spent abroad in Italy.
Loeser was prepared for the inevitable. Two years earlier, he...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Bob Hope was the wisecracker. Milton Berle was a clown. George Burns and Gracie Allen were farceurs of domestic life. And Jack Benny was the "Everyman" comedian.
For nearly half-a-century, Benny kept audiences in stitches with his alter-ego of a vain...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Five-year-old Arden Hayes loves Legos. And presidents. He's been reading up on history and can name the chief executives in order and tell you a little — OK, a lot — about them. When he found out that he shared a birthday with FDR, he...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The momentous events that culminated in the March on Washington 50 years ago this week have largely overlooked the legacy of one man whose own dream of such a march was more than two decades in the making.
Asa Philip Randolph — better known as A....