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Dining@LargeMy earlier post on Krispy Kreme's woes reminded me of a press release I got on a new book, Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut by Paul R. Mullins, associate professor and chair of anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis:...
Spin CycleClinton is delivering her opening statement -- delivering a lecture on the importance of diplomacy and "smart power," which unfortunately she didn't seem to grasp when she voted to go to war in Iraq in 2002. Her opening statement is......
Tags: Upper House, Values, Thomas Jefferson, Health, Macroeconomics
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated We are hearing familiar words today, at the Senate Foreign Relations confirmation hearing for Sen. Hillary Clinton's nomination as secretary of state -- words heard in President Bush's many various statements on the potential of....
Tags: Upper House, Barack Obama, Values, Thomas Jefferson, Health
The Swampby David Zucchino DURHAM, N.C. - When candidate Barack Obama told MTV viewers in November that "brothers should pull up their pants," Kent Williams Jr. was thinking the same thing. Williams, the student body president at North Carolina Central University,...
The Swampby Mark Silva It was Sgt. James Crowley, the Cambridge police officer who led Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. Jr., out of his own home in handcuffs, who suggested to President Barack Obama, who first criticized the arrest as stupid......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, hailing the transfer of authority inside Iraq's cities to Iraqi military forces, acknowledged today that "differences in strategy'' remain to be resolved, but voiced satisfaction with the level of security in the war-...
The Swampby Mark Silva Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's looking forward to his next talk with Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, maybe lunch, maybe dinner with the families, maybe getting the officer's kids into Harvard -- if the......
The Swampby Mark Silva The genealogic discovery of a white great-great-great grandfather in the family tree of First Lady Michelle Obama is a quintessential American coda to a year of living divisively. The genealogist Megan Smolenyak, who spent several months in....
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated Sunday morning There was quite a scene outside the Capitol today, where the House was embroiled in debate over passage of a healthcare bill that President Barack Obama is demanding. Protesters amassed, and some of......
A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott should be at the high tide of his influence, dropping the hammer on fellow Republican legislators thwarting his agenda. The governor has made it clear he wants $2,500 pay raises for teachers and a $141 million...
On a Monday night flight that originated in Barranquilla, Colombia, Abel Quintana landed in Chicago and the new world of opportunity created suddenly by his son's baseball career. Out of nowhere over the weekend, Jose Quintana arrived as a major league...
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