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John Adams

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  • Lehigh Mining & Navigation receives four Louix Awards and other company news

    Lehigh Mining & Navigation receives four Louix Awards and other company news
    Bucks County airportsreceive state grants Two Bucks County airports recently received awarded grants totaling $667,500 as part of a $9.7 million state investment to improve safety and operations at six Pennsylvania airports. Doylestown Airport will...
  • What the presidents drank

     What the presidents drank
    It's more a collection of humorous essays than a cocktail book, but the newly released "Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery and Mischief from the Oval Office" (Workman, $14.95), is an entertaining read. Humorist Brian Abrams ("AND...
  • Hyphenated-Nation

    As if we aren't already divided enough by race, class, gender, political party, economic status and sexual orientation, the federal government is reportedly thinking about creating a new category of Americans just in time for the next census. According...
  • Riccardo Muti: The CSO should perform in Cuba

    Riccardo Muti: The CSO should perform in Cuba
    Riccardo Muti may be unhappy about the present state of the world but he exudes absolute confidence in the place of respect he and his Chicago Symphony Orchestra hold in that world. Nor has he broken faith with his conviction that cultural warriors such...
  • TV Review: 'Sons of Liberty'

    TV Review: 'Sons of Liberty'
    The founding fathers receive the "Vikings" treatment in "Sons of Liberty," a six-hour miniseries that History channel will air over successive nights. Produced by Stephen David Entertainment - best known for heavily re-enacted docu-hybrids, like "The...
  • Cancel the State of the Union

    Cancel the State of the Union
    Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed? If not, you may want to skip the State of...
  • History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution

    History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution
    Long before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, there was a group of radical young men who fomented rebellion against the British monarchy. They represented all tiers of society, from well-heeled lawyers to humble craftsmen. They met...
  • The highs and lows of classical music in 2014

    The highs and lows of classical music in 2014
    It's the season to take stock of the year's musical blessings — also those people and performances that made 2014 not quite so blessed. In that spirit, we present our 38th annual Rheingold Awards. The envelopes, please. Operatic triumph of the...
  • Part 1: State's Compulsion To Innovate Traced Back To 17th Century

    Part 1: State's Compulsion To Innovate Traced Back To 17<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Century
    Mark Twain nailed the description of a Connecticut Yankee innovator. The year was 1889, less than a decade after Twain handed in perhaps the first book manuscript written on a typewriter. Hartford was, in the words of historian William Hosley, "The...
  • Pawlowski, Donchez and Panto: It's a bad idea to end property tax breaks for nonprofit groups

    Pawlowski, Donchez and Panto: It's a bad idea to end property tax breaks for nonprofit groups
    John Adams once wrote, "Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people." In the Lehigh Valley, we have a strong tradition of caring for the common good. Even in times of fiscal...
  • New England's Flirtation With Independence

    New England's Flirtation With Independence
    On Dec. 15, 1814 — 200 years ago — the Hartford Convention began a three-week debate about the relationship between the then 18 states and the federal government. The meeting was held in secret by New England members of the Federalist Party...