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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • San Francisco Veterans Memorial, built 8 decades late, to be dedicated

    San Francisco Veterans Memorial, built 8 decades late, to be dedicated
    When San Francisco built the War Memorial Opera House and Veterans Building in 1932, it was supposed to include a memorial to veterans. But the project ran out of money, and one was never made. On Friday, a nonprofit group will make good on that promise...
  • The Supreme Court's supremely flawed record

    As a constitutional law professor, I have mixed feelings about the first Monday in October. On the one hand, I look forward to the start of the new Supreme Court term in the same way a baseball fan looks forward to opening day. But I also dread what the...
  • James Adams Floating Theatre packed the waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay

    A century after the James Adams Floating Theatre presented its first performances in the waterfront hamlets of Hampton, Smithfield and Mathews, the sensational allure of the 132-foot-long traveling playhouse has mostly faded. But only rarely in the...
  • NFL, Walmart Fumbles Show Just How Tough PR Business Is

    In an epic display of bad timing, this week marks the debut of the Museum of Public Relations, the New York institution where students of the discipline -- if you can call it that -- can access some 500 books and 100 hours of interviews. It's hard to...
  • Great leader, little country

    November 19. That's the date a bust of Vaclav Havel is to be dedicated in National Statuary Hall at this country's Capitol, and it's perfect timing -- for November 19 will also be the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution he led and embodied in his...
  • Obama's mixed messages on war

    It's funny how President Obama is always talking about "I" and "me" whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it's "they" and "we" when mistakes are made.. For instance, for years Obama boasted about how he ended the Iraq war and how he withdrew...
  • Air museum hosts annual quilt show

    Although it is dedicated to aviation history, the New England Air Museum hosted the third annual "Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show" during the last week in September. The warm, soft quilts provided contrast among the cold steel of the airplanes on...
  • Thomas Sowell: Obama, immigration, guns and other random thoughts

    Thomas Sowell: Obama, immigration, guns and other random thoughts
    The biggest issue in this fall's election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal judges with lifetime appointments who share President Obama's contempt...
  • Obama's mixed messages on war

    It's funny how President Obama is always talking about "I" and "me" whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it's "they" and "we" when mistakes are made. For instance, for years, Obama boasted about how he ended the Iraq war and how he withdrew...
  • TV Review: Netflix's 'Peaky Blinders'

    Handsome but hollow, "Peaky Blinders" is another one of those classy-looking British imports that networks and streaming services (in this case, Netflix) are using to help keep their shelves stocked. Yet while that worked extremely well with the recent...
  • War re-enactors get no respect [Commentary]

    War re-enactors get no respect [Commentary]
    For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Americans who do that as a hobby? I'm talking about military re-enactors like Eric Frein, the 31-year-old man...