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  • 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 that doesn't mean he is powerless. In fact, looking back on two-term presidents reveals that much of what we believe about lame-duck commanders in chief may not hold up.
  • Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy

    Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy
    Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive. Richard Norton Smith,...

    Thumbnail Look At Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Location: Cincinnati, OH (296,550) Enrollment: 42,656 Founded: 1819 Nickname: Bearcats Colors: Red and black Famous Cincy athletes: Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson; Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax; Former MLB All-Star Kevin...

    Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar

    Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar
    "Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years" Rizzoli, $100 It seems only right that a book celebrating Beverly Hills' centennial anniversary costs $100. The price matches the heft and ambition of Robert S. Anderson's massive and heavily illustrated tome. In...

    We love you, Renee Zellweger!

    "HE is a freak, a demagogue and the most dangerous man this country has ever known!" No, this is not a member of Congress, or the Senate, or a TV pundit bashing President Barack Obama. It was William Howard Taft attacking his former friend Theodore...