| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Old Tippecanoe, the ninth president of the United States, was born 240 years ago today.
He remains the president with the shortest term in office, having died a month after his inauguration. An elderly gentleman, he insisted on making a prolonged and...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Martin Van Buren was not the only sitting vice president elected president during the 19th century ("President Biden? History says no," Feb. 2).
Thomas Jefferson achieved the same distinction when, as vice president at the start of the century, he...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 12:58 PM
(Reuters) - Facts about Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, the Dear Abby advice columnist:
* Phillips and her identical twin, Esther, who wrote the rival Ann Landers advice column, married their husbands in a joint ceremony in 1939 at...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Editor's note: This is the unabridged version of the condensed article that appeared in the Jan. 17 Interior Journal.
This article is the first in a series to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The Congress of the United States has...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Guest columnist Robert Schmuhl of the University of Notre Dame analyzes the 40th president's political role in modern U.S. history....
| Apr 14, 2010
| 9:34 PM
It's been a whirlwind year in the life of America's first dog. It seems like only yesterday to us, but it's been a year since the Obamas brought Portuguese water dog Bo home last April 14. (We, along with a......
| May 16, 2010
| 6:54 PM
No, Dear Reader, you are not caught in a time warp or a victim of a delayed April Fool's prank. You are not in "The Twilight Zone" and your eyes are not deceiving you.
What you're looking at is The Baltimore Sun's vignette, or nameplate, as it appeared...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 3:11 PM
In what may have been a planned attack in hopes of Internet popularity, a gang of teenage girls attacked a worker in a Queens Village Wendy's, capturing the whole thing with cell phones.
Michelle Ortiz, A 42-year-old mother of five, was working at the...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 5:09 PM
QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. -- In what may have been a planned attack in hopes of Internet popularity, a gang of teenage girls attacked a worker in a Queens Village Wendy's, capturing the whole thing with cell phones.
Michelle Ortiz, 42-year-old mother of five,...
| Feb 6, 2011
The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word
Oxford University Press: 211 pp., $18.95
Is there another word as supple as "OK"?
Those two letters, side by side, separated (or not) by periods — they answer so many...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Q During football season, fans shop for T-shirts, banners, nodding heads, glasses and other souvenirs of the game. Through the years, many football toys also have been made.
A 1930s iron mechanical place-kicker toy actually could kick a tiny football....