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  • The Call Of Community In Connecticut's Character

    The Call Of Community In Connecticut's Character
    Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this. The Provisions State moniker dates...
  • With IRS embroiled, time is right to repeal federal income tax

    A high-level official of the Internal Revenue Service declares her innocence before a congressional committee and then asserts the Fifth Amendment right that she had effectively just waived. Incriminating emails have surfaced, while others are declared...
  • Review: 'West of the Revolution' by Claudio Saunt

    Review: 'West of the Revolution' by Claudio Saunt
    According to standard narratives of the American Revolution, the military path toward independence began with a "shot heard round the world." But Claudio Saunt's "West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776" reveals that when the 13 colonies...
  • Israel Putnam, A Man Of Legendary Courage

    Israel Putnam, A Man Of Legendary Courage
    In some ways, Israel Putnam defied the image of a classic American hero. Stout, if not fat, he was unreserved, a man of many words who reveled in racy ballads and rum-fueled stories. He was also a farmer from Connecticut, a state with few pedestals in...
  • A Connecticut Yankee Looks Back On His Forebear

    A Connecticut Yankee Looks Back On His Forebear
    Jesse Leavenworth here to tell you about Jesse Leavenworth. I write of my Revolutionary namesake with pride, but must admit some truth in the old saying about looking back far enough and finding a horse thief. Old Jess and I share ancestors who came...
  • Revolution Museum funding comes largely from Indians in New York; Ben Franklin would understand

    There's something about the funding for the Museum of the American Revolution that might make you do a double-take. The $118 million (some reports say $150 million) museum will be built in Philadelphia, fittingly, and more than $100 million already...
  • Timeline: Evolution Of The Slave Trade

    1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va. 1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass. 1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production. 1650: Connecticut becomes second American...
  • Patterson Park cannons dated to 17th, 18th centuries

    Patterson Park cannons dated to 17th, 18th centuries
    Today they endure climbing children and have bicycles chained to them, but the cannons that flank Patterson Park's Pagoda were used in wars as much as 350 years ago, park officials have found. A cannon expert surveyed the seven historic weapons last...
  • Academy's Song Nominee Disqualification Not Unprecedented

    Last week's disqualification of "Alone Yet Not Alone" from Oscar's best song category is the latest in a series of scandals and head-scratchers that have plagued the music Oscars for years. It's only the second time in four decades that a music...
  • They call it Darby Day

    It was Darby Day in Fort Smith, Ark., one Friday this snowy month, and the students at Darby Junior High held their annual observance in honor of the school's namesake. Just who was Bill Darby of Fort Smith, Ark.? He was a brigadier general, a West...
  • Back to the '30s: The great American retreat

    It happens after every war. America disarms. And so invites the next attack, and next war. The same haphazard pattern is emerging now -- even before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, much as this administration pretends they are in order to cut...