| Sep 29, 2010
| 10:56 AM
"Woodrow Wilson: A Biography"
By John Milton Cooper, Jr.
andom House, 2009, 702 pages, $35
President Woodrow Wilson, a confidant confided in his diary shortly after World War I, "will probably go down in history as the greatest figure of his time, and I...
| Oct 3, 2010
Politics isn't so simple these days. We've got the Greens and the Libertarians and even the tea party. Here are 10 facts about third parties, independents, write-ins and other challenges to the two-party system:
1 Nevada is the only state that includes...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Sesquicentennial events abound as the four-year observance of the Civil War begins this week. Here's a sampler of those upcoming in the next few months:
Baltimore, April 15-17: Commemorative events, living-history exhibits and a grand...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:00 PM
It has been 100 years since Baltimore's ladies of the gentry decided to call attention to their efforts to beautify the city by holding a Flower Mart at the base of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, selling crab cakes their cooks prepared and...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:14 PM
What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than getting up close and personal with all 43 presidents — well, their lifelike wax figures, that is.
The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington opens this week with an unveiling of the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:00 AM
This summer, the Republican and Democratic parties will hold their presidential nominating conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. In so doing, they will continue a political ritual that began 180 years ago in Baltimore. From their inception in...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The general rap against the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it has no clear leadership or goals. And a complaint of some Democrats against President Obama is that he hasn't found a way to get in front of it and harness its energy to work for his re-...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 6:25 AM
PEMBROKE, Va. — It is an impressive waterfall hidden deep in an Appalachian gorge.
The Cascades drop 66 feet on Little Stony Creek in the Cascades Recreation Area of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest in southwestern Virginia....
| Feb 12, 2012
To get a modern-day perspective on the euphoria Arizonans felt on Feb. 14, 1912, when they were granted statehood, try to imagine the Cardinals winning the Super Bowl. Or the Diamondbacks winning the World Series. Or the Suns at long last nailing the...
| Dec 14, 2008
When President-elect Barack Obama named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his pick for commerce secretary this month, his former Democratic rival appeared beside him, cleanshaven -- another devastating blow to facial hair in the long-running battle of...
| Apr 22, 2009
When he died 99 years ago this week, Mark Twain was this country's most beloved writer, yet his status as both an author and protean example of the now-familiar pop cultural celebrity seems to grow with each passing decade.
"Who Is Mark Twain?" -- a...