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  • Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all

    Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all
    As school book fairs and children's library browsers can attest, there is no shortage of biographies aiming to educate young readers about the lives of historical figures, from George Washington to Jackie Robinson, Annie Oakley to Anne Frank, Helen Keller...
  • Gettysburg Address plus 150: Are we letting Lincoln down?

    Gettysburg Address plus 150: Are we letting Lincoln down?
    It was a dim, damp November Thursday in Gettysburg, Pa., 150 years ago, the ground muddied from rain, the weather much different from the July days of a few months before. The people and the place too were stiller — no gunfire, no thunder of...
  • 15 years after Clinton, Congress loves the word 'impeach' again

    15 years after Clinton, Congress loves the word 'impeach' again
    It’s a red-letter day about a blue dress, the day the House of Representatives voted 15 years ago to impeach President Bill Clinton. “Impeach” means only to charge with or accuse of — in Clinton’s case, perjury and...
  • After DNA test, white supremacist charged with terrorizing town

    After DNA test, white supremacist charged with terrorizing town
    It's been a tough month for Craig Cobb. After the North Dakota white supremacist went on a TV show and got back the results of a DNA test that showed he was 14% black, he has since been arrested after allegedly running around Leith, N.D., with a gun....
  • TV Picks: 'Alpha House,' 'Eagleheart,' JFK on TCM, Lincoln by wire

    TV Picks: 'Alpha House,' 'Eagleheart,' JFK on TCM, Lincoln by wire
    "Alpha House" (Amazon). Yonder comes the first fruit of Amazon Studios' semi-innovative pilot derby, upon which I reported and opined at length last spring — see here, here and here — marking its arrival as a producer of original streaming...
  • George Zimmerman is granted $9,000 bail in domestic violence case

    George Zimmerman is granted $9,000 bail in domestic violence case
    George Zimmerman, who was thrust into the national spotlight after he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, was granted bail on Tuesday in connection with a domestic violence case involving his girlfriend. Seminole County Judge Fred Schott set bail...
  • The Gettysburg Address and music of the Civil War

    The Gettysburg Address and music of the Civil War
    The legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln issued on Jan. 1, 1863, and the Gettysburg Address wasn’t lost on the participants in the new compilation “Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War,”...
  • Oddball Washington, D.C., monuments give quirky history lesson

    Oddball Washington, D.C., monuments give quirky history lesson
    Sure, the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are must stops for visitors touring the nation's capital. But what about Sonny Bono Park? Or the Maine Lobsterman Memorial? Or the Cuban Friendship Urn? They're all here, as are scores of bronzes,...
  • Virginia state senator stabbed, son shot to death; no suspects sought

    Virginia state senator stabbed, son shot to death; no suspects sought
    Virginia State Police said they were not searching for any suspects in the stabbing of state Sen. Creigh Deeds and the killing of his son Tuesday. Deeds was stabbed multiple times and his 24-year-old son, Gus, was found shot to death when authorities...
  • Review: 'Lincoln@Gettysburg' on PBS, a new slant on the old Address

    Review: 'Lincoln@Gettysburg' on PBS, a new slant on the old Address
    There are anniversaries other than that of the Kennedy assassination this month: Nov. 19 marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the remarkable little speech Abraham Lincoln made in 1863 to dedicate the cemetery built to accommodate the...
  • Lincoln, JFK: Leaders now loved for the same reasons they were once hated

    Lincoln, JFK: Leaders now loved for the same reasons they were once hated
    This week, Americans from across the political and cultural spectrum have paid tribute to Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy with nostalgia-tinged reverence, a longing for a time when strong, inspiring leaders could bring us together in unity and move our...