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  • Herman Cain is the flavor of the month, and those melt fast

    Herman Cain is the flavor of the month, and those melt fast
    The world according to polls, or some part of it anyway, is telling us that former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain is now the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The latest NBC News/Wall Street public opinion survey has him...
  • Did McClellan get a bad rap? Debate goes on

    The argument over the performance of the Union commander on the nation's bloodiest day is far from settled. Major Gen. George B. McClellan was sacked by President Abraham Lincoln less than two months after the Battle of Antietam. For more than a...
  • Review: 'A Disposition to Be Rich' relates a Wall Street con

    Review: 'A Disposition to Be Rich' relates a Wall Street con
    A Disposition to Be Rich How a Small-Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-Hated Man in the United States Geoffrey C. Ward Alfred A. Knopf: 415 pp., $28.95. In 1863, the young...
  • Virginia: Follow Lincoln (and 'Lincoln') in Richmond, Petersburg

    RICHMOND, Va. — Below the spaghetti-works of Interstate 95, beside a canal where excursion boats are the only watercraft, I try to imagine a group of African American workers on the day after Union soldiers brought freedom to Richmond. They were...
  • 'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★

    'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★
    "Lincoln" is a grave and surprisingly subtle magic trick, conjuring the past and an almost ridiculously impressive figure in ways that transcend art direction and the right stovepipe hat. Director Steven Spielberg's latest combines the most commonly...
  • Karen Russell explains 'The Barn at the End of Our Term'

    Karen Russell explains 'The Barn at the End of Our Term'
    Singling out a Karen Russell story for being strange is a bit like acknowledging a raindrop for being wet. Beginning with her debut 2006 collection, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” Russell has presented an expanding...
  • Federal Reserve keeps the change — more than $1 billion worth

     
    Man, there's nothing I don't like about this story. It's from National Public Radio and it reveals that the U.S. has more than $1 billion in coins stashed away in a vault because elected officials badly misread consumers' willingness to use $1 coins...
  • Washington pays tribute to Reagan with, yes, another statue

     
    Ronald Reagan: A nine-foot statue of former President Reagan was unveiled at Washington airport....
  • Meryl Streep's next project: A national women's history museum

     
    Meryl Streep's efforts to get a National Women's History Museum built in Washington, D.C....
  • Musical moments with U.S. presidents

     
    President Obama sang the blues on Tuesday with B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy for a White House blues concert. The President is one of many chief executives who have shown their musical talents in office....
  • Putin's crying game

     
    So we hear that those were tears of joy from Vladimir Putin as he claimed victory in Russia's presidential election. They couldn't have been tears of surprise. The results had supposedly been in the bag for weeks, and a third......