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Harry S. Truman

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  • Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'

    Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'
    Contemporary history is seldom as relevant and engaging as Douglas Waller's new biography, "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage," which is — by turns — fascinatingly instructive and thoroughly...
  • The little guy's first day of kindergarten

    SO WE SAY O WE SAY an Ave Maria and send the little guy off to school for the very first time. Kindergarten . . . the bunny lair of lower education. "Always keep your receipts," I tell him. "OK, Dad." "And save 10% of everything you earn," I say. "OK,...
  • The first suppers: A tradition of inaugural meals

    The first suppers: A tradition of inaugural meals
    Barack Obama will be sworn into office on Tuesday -- just weeks before the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Obama's inaugural theme, "A New Birth of Freedom," has, fittingly, been drawn from his fellow Illinoisan's Gettysburg Address, and he's...
  • 'Bomb Power' by Garry Wills

    'Bomb Power' by Garry Wills
    Garry Wills is a formidable Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, one of America's leading public intellectuals and, over the last 50 years, our most important lay Catholic thinker and writer. In his 28th book, "Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the...
  • The Gangster Squad sets a trap for Mickey Cohen

    The Gangster Squad sets a trap for Mickey Cohen
    After the Two Tonys were shot dead and left slumped in their car in Hollywood, the LAPD prepared an internal report titled "GANGLAND KILLINGS, Los Angeles Area, 1900-1951." The survey went back to when fruit peddlers fought over turf and the Black Hand...
  • Fighting terrorism post-Gitmo

    Fighting terrorism post-Gitmo
    Today's topic: President Obama announced plans to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp within a year. How big a policy shift is that, and how should the administration handle enemy combatants -- not just those in Gitmo today, but the ones apprehended...
  • Resurrecting the moderate Republican

    Resurrecting the moderate Republican
    Sixty years ago last month, I watched my parents pull the curtains of their voting booths in a Michigan town hall basement to vote for the man who lost the 1948 presidential election. He was Thomas E. Dewey, a Republican widely expected, even by the...
  • Free speech for officers?

    Today, Korb and Carter discuss instances in which military officers have publicly disagreed with the president's policies. Previously, they discussed the proper military oversight role for Congress. Later in the week, they'll discuss the Air Force...
  • Obama's multipolar moment

    Obama's multipolar moment
    When Barack Obama enters the Oval Office as commander in chief for the first time in January, it's not hard to imagine him walking to the globe beside the window, giving it a good spin and running in his mind through the list of global burdens he has...
  • Letters to the editor

    Politics of distraction Re “Obama clears himself and staff,” Dec. 16 The election is over and everybody knows that President-elect Barack Obama is working very hard to address a number of serious problems. It's nothing short of outrageous,...
  • Alec Gallup dies at 81; former chairman of polling organization

    Alec Gallup, who served as chairman of the Gallup Poll, which was started by his father and is considered among the most trusted political polls in the United States, died of a heart ailment June 22 at his home in Princeton, N.J. He was 81. George Gallup...