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  • Romney and Ryan build a bridge to the 20th century

    Romney and Ryan build a bridge to the 20th century
    The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is less about the future than it is about nostalgia for a past that many Americans imagine was better -- a time when businessmen were free of government meddling and all citizens, even the poor, old or...
  • When Baltimore was convention central

    When Baltimore was convention central
    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...
  • Presidential campaign song quiz

    Presidential campaign song quiz
    Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither. 1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys 2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
  • The real reason Obama won

    The real reason Obama won
    Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that...
  • Chris Christie: Does he have the look of a president?

     
    If there's a physical "look" to being president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn't have it. But does that matter to Americans?...
  • Top 10 Presidential Cars

     
    Election season kicked into high gear last night as the country prepares to peacefully elect a new leader. While everyone is grading the first of three presidential debates from last night and how President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt......
  • School shooting prompts LAPD to clarify L.A.'s Taft High not involved

     
    Confusion over the location of the morning shooting that sent two high school students to the hospital led the Los Angeles Police Department to take the unusual step of sending out an email Thursday saying that the incident did not take place at William...
  • 'Who Is Mark Twain?'

    'Who Is Mark Twain?'
    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...
  • Western Barndoor Hill Is An Infant Next To Mount McKinley

    Western Barndoor Hill Is An Infant Next To Mount McKinley
    Rope? Check. Carabiners? Check. Sherpa? Check. OK, so Granby's Western Barndoor Hill is not the 29,028-foot-high Mount Everest. And it's not even the 20,320-foot-high Mount McKinley — the highest mountain in North America. Connecticut? That honor...
  • Sunrooms add light, space and value

    Sunrooms add light, space and value
    The idea is nothing new. Thomas Jefferson's house had one. President Taft added one to the White House. Many of the early 20th Century catalog houses featured one. But for a variety of reasons, the sunroom is enjoying a renaissance today. "It's a...
  • "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr.

    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr.
    "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...