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  • Constitution Day: Laura Bush's lesson

     
    by Mark Silva The Constitution is 221 years old today. First Lady Laura Bush, who turned 60 not long ago, spoke to the occasion today in the East Room of the White House. Joined by the director of the National...
  • How many legal immigrants should the U.S. allow?

     
    Did a late topic switch yesterday, so instead of covering the Heat parade I wrote about the ongoing immigration tensions in the U.S. following the Supreme Court's split decision on Arizonas get-tough-on-illegals law. There's a lot of anger in the...

    Clearing Out Clutter Is Terrifying

    I've just tidied up my life and now I can't do a thing with it. It serves me right for having made decisions and taking action instead of making the usual resolutions — swearing to lose weight, eat better, be kinder and, you know, otherwise...

    Seeking roots in Europe's emigration museums

    When traveling to Europe, I sometimes crank up the voice of my grandmother telling stories of her journey from Norway to Canada. The boat ride was miserable. The only thing she could keep down was beer -- she became a teetotaler the day she saw the Statue...

    Camping in Brooklyn

    Camping in Brooklyn
    When telling people that I would be camping in Brooklyn — yes, that Brooklyn, the borough of New York — a swift, two-pronged response usually followed. "You can do that?" Wait a moment and then … "Why would you want to do that?"...