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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • July Fourth: A quiz on the making of the Declaration of Independence

    Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology

    Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology
    Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s. As the "Provision State," it...
  • 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...
  • 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,...