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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Seeking answers during a Texas visit

    Davy Crockett, as a congressman from Tennessee, lost his third bid for the office to a man with a wooden leg. “Since you have chosen to elect a man with a timber toe to succeed me, you may all go to hell and I will go to Texas,” Crockett...
  • Dame Helen Mirren Rules over David Letterman

    "Egotism -- usually just a case of mistaken nonentity." -- Barbara Stanwyck NOW that he is getting ready to depart late-night television, David Letterman is more interesting to watch than ever. He seems to be giving free rein to all his impulses. And...
  • Oscars Analysis: 'Birdman' carries the day

    Oscars Analysis: 'Birdman' carries the day
    “Birdman” won big Sunday at the Oscars, in a triumph of highly noticeable, kinetic filmmaking over the light-fingered “invisible” technique of its primary competition, “Boyhood.” “Birdman” contained...
  • Missing the afternoon newspaper headlines

    In the books section of the Feb. 21 Wall Street Journal, there is a quote attributed to former President Lyndon B. Johnson: “If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read ‘...
  • Rubio, Bush ... Could '16 finally be Fla.'s year for a contender?

    Rubio, Bush ... Could '16 finally be Fla.'s year for a contender?
    It has taken 170 years, but Florida finally has viable candidates for the White House — not one, but two. If that doesn't sound exactly overwhelming, consider that this is two more viable candidates than in the 42 presidential elections since...
  • Who loves America?

    Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is taking some heat -- and winning praise in some quarters -- for remarks he made at a private dinner last week at which he questioned President Obama's love for America. Speaking at Manhattan's upscale...
  • Anna Deavere Smith mines for meaning in 'uhhs,' 'you knows'

    Anna Deavere Smith mines for meaning in 'uhhs,' 'you knows'
    The Baltimore-born writer and performer Anna Deavere Smith looks for the places in language where the intellect breaks down and raw feeling takes over. Nearly always, she finds it in the "uhhs," "you knows," sentence fragments and the other stuff that...
  • Upper Saucon's David Gottschall, accepted into American Boychoir School, follows musical footsteps of his father

    Upper Saucon's David Gottschall, accepted into American Boychoir School, follows musical footsteps of his father
    Bob Dylan and Jakob Dylan. Bob Marley and Ziggy Marley. Julio Iglesias and Enrique Iglesias. Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr. For the sons of many talented musicians, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Such is the case for David Gottschall...
  • In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters find kinship with 'Selma'

     In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters find kinship with 'Selma'
    It may beggar the imagination that 1960s Alabama should evoke this concrete jungle of a Chinese city. Yet Hong Kong viewers of "Selma" are seeing echoes of the American civil rights struggle in their own fight for democracy. In the film, baton-...
  • With fist jabs and shifting smiles, 'Power Goes' is politics of LBJ

    With fist jabs and shifting smiles, 'Power Goes' is politics of LBJ
    Herding cats: Now there's a skill politicians could use today. Lyndon Baines Johnson, our folksy dictator-president of the '60s, had it by the ton, alternately muscling and charming his victim-cohorts into obedience, passing the legislation he wanted,...
  • Curtis Gans, a man who changed the course of history

    Curtis Gans, a man who changed the course of history
    In high-stakes politics, sometimes the action of a little-known player drastically alters the chessboard with significant results. Such was the case of Curtis Gans, a serious game-changer who, as a University of North Carolina graduate, helped engineer...