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William Howard Taft

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  • Bernie Sanders' Long-Shot Presidential Bid

    The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont's Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for funds to be accepted on federal property. He advised the person to contact Sanders' political...
  • How San Diego's, San Francisco's rival 1915 expositions shaped them

    How San Diego's, San Francisco's rival 1915 expositions shaped them
    A hundred years ago, San Francisco had something to prove. Its leaders wanted the world to know they had rebuilt since the earthquake and fires of 1906, and they wanted to woo the travelers and commerce that would be headed west through the just-...
  • Rebecca Harrington follows celebrity diets and lives to write about it

     Rebecca Harrington follows celebrity diets and lives to write about it
    Two raw eggs mixed with warm milk. Broiled lamb, steak or liver. Five carrots. And a hot fudge sundae. This was apparently what Marilyn Monroe ate every day in 1952. And it's what Rebecca Harrington ate for 10 days while researching celebrity diets...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, SSA division chief

    Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, SSA division chief
    Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, a retired Social Security Administration division chief, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Sinai Hospital. He was 85. The son of Polish immigrants Julius Schmulowitz, a baker, and Lillie Schmulowitz, a homemaker, Jacob...
  • Previously unknown Secret Service lapses revealed

    Previously unknown Secret Service lapses revealed
    President Barack Obama is back home in Chicago. Depending on which cable news network you watch, he may be here to: share his magnificent wisdom and do no wrong; distract us from the utter failure of his presidency while playing 530 rounds of golf in...
  • Come November, what's a fringe voter to do in this top-two system?

    Come November, what's a fringe voter to do in this top-two system?
    Four years ago California voters approved Proposition 14, which scrapped the existing primary election system for most elected offices and replaced it with the top-two system we used in June. It was billed as a way to force Democratic and Republican...