| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:24 PM
For four generations, members of my family have walked through the doors of the Hawthorne Hotel on Washington Square in Salem, Mass., attending meetings of the Rotary Club or the Chamber of Commerce, stepping downstairs into the basement for teen parties,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:34 PM
To the editor: News of the U.S. government opening talks with Cuba on normalizing relations and ending the 54-year embargo is long past due; indeed, it recalls Ronald Reagan's "blue jeans and Coca-Cola" strategy in prying open the Iron Curtain that kept...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:39 PM
President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
An inherited economy
"If you don't like the message, kill the messenger." And so it has been with responses to the My Word column, "Dems should've run on Obama's record," on Sunday by Chris Fox, who proffered a quote from the conservative business...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
It is a time-honored tradition in American politics: Whenever the president turns unpopular, he fires someone and brings in a tried and tested veteran to clean house. Thus in 1987, in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair, out went Donald Regan as Ronald...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:09 PM
The United States has always had a “path to citizenship.” One of my ancestors simply went to a judge in St. Louis in 1850, proved he had been here for two years since getting off the boat and renounced his allegiance to the Queen of Prussia....
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
In Thursday's Dining section, the answers to the "Chef scramble" feature were in the wrong order. Here is the correct sequence: 1. Graham Elliot, 2. Tony Mantuano, 3. Grant Achatz, 4. Stephanie Izard, 5. Charlie Trotter, 6. Beverly Kim, 7. Rick Bayless,...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:17 AM
When Ronald Reagan was president, his administration ignored the AIDS crisis until it had killed more than 20,000 American citizens.
So tell me again, right-wingers, about the gross inadequacy of President Obama's immediate response to three domestic...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Monday marks the 50th anniversary of private citizen Ronald Reagan's landmark speech in behalf of Barry Goldwater's presidential candidacy in 1964. Reagan's remarks gave meaning to a campaign the establishment had said was a fool's errand, and offered a...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Rand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York last week with a clear message: I'm not an isolationist like my dad.
The senator's peppery father, the thoroughly libertarian...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?" He thinks for a moment and responds: "May God bless and keep the czar ... far away from us!" -- "Fiddler on the Roof"
Today, "czar" is a term encouraged by the media to describe one who oversees a...