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  • 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...
  • Boyertown's Frecon Farms is high on hard cider

    Boyertown's Frecon Farms is high on hard cider
    It was a favorite beverage of the Founding Fathers, and George Washington even included it among the rations for his soldiers during the Revolutionary War. But over time, hard cider fell out of favor, and Prohibition delivered a real blow to the...
  • Explore Abraham Lincoln art, history at Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

    Interested in Abraham Lincoln? American history? Historical art? Books? Consider checking out two events at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown. On Oct. 30, historian Richard Brookhiser will explore how Lincoln turned for inspiration to...
  • Unfaithfully executing the law

    President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of children who are American citizens, to live and work in this country without the threat of deportation,...
  • Historical connection can boost value of otherwise minor items

    Q: I have a ticket stub from April 1996 that says, "Top of the World at the World Trade Center." Does it have any value? A: Ordinarily, ticket stubs from observation decks, restaurants, etc. have only sentimental value. But smart collectors know this...
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy [Commentary]

    Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy [Commentary]
    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • San Diego Opera will stay open, put on Mozart, Puccini, John Adams

    San Diego Opera will stay open, put on Mozart, Puccini, John Adams
    After a contentious decision to close, a subsequent public backlash and the departure of its board president and artistic director, San Diego Opera has decided to reverse course and stay in business. New leaders of the embattled company said Monday that...