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Cal ThomasNext week the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (www.horatioalger.org) will celebrate its 65th anniversary. I confess I did not know of its existence until I read their ad in an airline magazine. I am familiar with Horatio Alger, the...
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For 3/4 of United States history we operated as merit based communities. The adage of "working hard and playing by the rules" was last used by Bill Clinton and coined by American novelist Horatio Alger who wrote that success was achieved by "…...
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ROBERT EHRLICH and Michael Steele aim to be Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for the working-class set. Riding across the state's political prairie, they wish to be perceived as products of their humble origins trying to swipe an election from the...
AT FIRST YOU HAD to wonder whether she wasn't just a little bit nuts. But then as you thought about, it was hard not to admire her wiliness and sheer determination. The exploits of 18-year-old Azia Kim, the Fullerton woman who passed herself off as a...
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I HAD ALWAYS avoided Learning Annex classes. If I was going to take a class, it wasn't going to be in some annex, but in the actual Learning Place, or, as I like to call it, "a school." But I've always wondered who does take these classes. The latest...
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Jacket CopyThe Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
Daily DishIn the old days, chef memoirs tended to follow much the same pattern, almost like the biographies of sports stars. There was a certain uplifting, Horatio Alger aspect to them as a young man (usually from a disadvantaged background) found......
Culture MonsterThe committee that first selected Frank Gehry to design a planned Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., confirms its support for his design, which was questioned by Eisenhower's family....
Jacket CopyAnthony Bourdain, a chef-turned-author-turned-television-host, turns 55 today....
Culture MonsterA post in the Reading L.A. series by Christopher Hawthorne on Charles Jencks, Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne and architecture's L.A. School...
Show TrackerIn mid-October, a panhandler was standing at the intersection of Hudson Street and Interstate 71 in Columbus, Ohio, when Doral Chenoweth pulled up to ask about the sign he had around his neck that said he had a “gift of......
Top of the TicketA field of competitors assembles to challenge for Republican party chair in next month's election....
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