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  • Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]

    Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]
    At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 last week of Howard Henry Baker Jr....
  • Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates

    WASHINGTON -- At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 of Howard Henry Baker...
  • Dump the immigrant detainee quota

     Dump the immigrant detainee quota
    One of the more peculiar provisions in U.S. immigration law is the little-known requirement that 34,000 potential deportees be held in federal detention centers each night. The reason for this is murky; the original language was written into the federal...
  • The party of Lincoln, today

    How Lincolnesque is the Party of Lincoln? Depends on who you ask. According to reader Joan Smith of Northridge, the Republican Party that freed the slaves in the 19th century and stood in opposition to civil rights-averse Southern Democrats in the...
  • A cheap shot at Republicans

    Re "Hate without end," Opinion, April 17 The groups named by Peter Gottschalk as being responsible for widespread hate in this century are "right-wing politicians, conservative donors and professional Islamophobes." He does not have to come right out...
  • Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88

    Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88
    Tennessee Republican Howard Baker, a pivotal figure in the Senate Watergate inquiry that pushed U.S. President Richard Nixon toward resignation and who later helped salvage Ronald Reagan's presidency amid the Iran-Contra scandal, has died. He was 88....
  • The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say

    Today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is celebrated across the United States and its historical virtue extolled in textbooks. Fifty years ago, however, as it made its way through Congress, the landmark legislation was intensely polarizing. Debate on the...
  • Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond

    Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond
    A week before Christmas in 2003, a retired Los Angeles schoolteacher stood before a phalanx of news cameras and 250 reporters in a South Carolina ballroom and declared, "I am Essie Mae Washington-Williams, and at last I am completely free." After more...
  • Force congressmen to retire at 75?

    Force congressmen to retire at 75?
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg died Tuesday at age 89, the Senate’s oldest member. He had missed most Senate votes since late 2012 because of declining health -- but managed to make it into the Capitol to vote for Gina McCarthy as secretary of...
  • 'The Body Of War' Examines Psychic and Physical Damage Caused By the Iraq War

    'The Body Of War' Examines Psychic and Physical Damage Caused By the Iraq War
    The Body of War TV host Phil Donahue will be present for Q&A, with EMMY-Award-Winning TV journalists, Ira Joe Fisher and Morton Dean. Friday, Feb. 1, 7:30p.m. The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, (203) 438-5795,...
  • Harford Community College celebrates Constitution Day

    In honor of Constitution Day, Harford Community College is hosting a lecture by Robert Ginsberg, Ph.D. on "The Bill of Rights: How It Has Endured" on Sept.17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hays-Heighe House on campus. Free pocket Constitutions will be available,...