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  • TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads

    TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads
    The descent of American presidents from George Washington to Ulysses S. Grant, argued the 19th century writer Henry Adams, was enough to raise doubts about the theory of evolution. Anyone looking to debunk Darwin today could find ample evidence in the behavior of travelers going through airport security every day.
  • Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort

    Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865 an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...

    Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier

    Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier
    When Gen. William T. Sherman successfully completed his "March to the Sea" 150 years ago this month, he sent President Abraham Lincoln a Christmas greeting like no other. "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred...

    Philadelphia pastor who spied for Nazis subject of new book

    Philadelphia pastor who spied for Nazis subject of new book
    Hitler's secret plot to blow up trains, factories and bridges in the Northeast was dubbed Operation Pastorius, after the founder of Germantown. The local reference was appropriate. When two four-man teams of Nazi saboteurs traveled by submarine to...

    Steven G. Calabresi: 5 myths about lame-duck presidents

    President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...