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  • Chapter Two: The Federalist Paper

    Chapter Two: The Federalist Paper
    After the British surrender at Yorktown brought a victorious end to the Revolutionary War in October 1781, The Courant's circulation slipped to 3,000. Looking for alternative sources of revenue, Hudson & Goodwin bought a few more paper mills and began building a reputation as a publisher of fine books, including the widely known Hudson & Goodwin Bibles.
  • 'We the People' brings civics lesson to students

    Students from schools across Windham County gathered at the Hyde Cultural Center in Woodstock on Oct. 8 for a lesson in civics. The fourth- through eighth-grade students were treated to "We the People," a TheaterWorks USA musical about the workings of the...

    'Tis the season -- of ill will

    It happens every two years, regular as the autumnal equinox. It has to -- by law. Specifically, by the Constitution of the United States. It's also an essential exercise in responsible, representative government in a free country: fair elections. And this...

    Paying liberty forward: Thinkers and writers can transcend millenniums

     Paying liberty forward: Thinkers and writers can transcend millenniums
    I sometimes fear I am coming of age in a dying republic. Everywhere I turn the foundational values of America — open discourse, constitutional integrity, restricted government — seem to be eroding. Elite universities have become repressively...

    Carl P. Leubsdorf: Celebrating Carter's 90th by remembering who got him to the White House

    For the second time in four months, a former president is celebrating his 90th birthday at a time Americans regard him more fondly than when they voted him out of office. In June, it was George H.W. Bush. And on Wednesday, Jimmy Carter became the...