Story | Jan 16, 2015 | 3:13 PM
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Story | Jan 25, 2015 | 4:08 AMMost Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets. Their graduates constitute a who's who of American greatness, including Ulysses Grant, Jimmy Carter, novelist James Salter and sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein, to name only a few. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in a 1962 address at West Point, typified the veneration that's usually heaped on the academies when he told the cadets that they were "the leaven which binds together the entire fabric of our national system of defense."
Story | Jan 8, 2015 | 4:05 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. The Florida pastor who is near the top of an al-Qaida hit list is now running a french fry stand at a Bradenton mall. The Rev. Terry Jones has opened Fry Guys Gourmet Fries in the food court at DeSoto Square mall. When customers arrive at...
Story | Dec 23, 2014 | 9:34 AM
Column | Dec 11, 2014 | 2:30 AM
Germany's first chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, supposedly once said that there was "a special providence for drunkards, fools and the United States of America." Apparently, late 19th century observers could not quite explain how the U.S. thrived when...