| Dec 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:07 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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,...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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....
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:06 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...