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Early after the first of this year, I wrote a column concerning interesting facts about our presidents, and I promised to write more. That column and this one — and possibly some future ones — are based on a book by Cormac O’Brien titled...
In her long and famously prolific career as a novelist, Joyce Carol Oates has worked in many different modes, from the social realism of her National Book Award-winning "them" (1969) and the neo-Gothic storytelling of "Bellefleur" (1980) to the...
Tags: Education, Awards and Prizes, Woodrow Wilson, Racism, England
When it comes to sex scandals, South Florida author Robert Watson said Tuesday, Bill Clinton wasn't the first or the worst among presidents who've had dalliances before and during their time in the White House. "There's a long history of these...
Joseph J. Snyder has more than a passing interest in railroading and especially the venerable Baltimore & Ohio, whose storied passenger service is the subject of his recently published book. The B&O invented the passenger train. On Jan. 7, 1830, a...
Preparations for the 57th Inauguration on Jan. 21 inspire recollections of storied presidential visits to Central Florida. When Grover Cleveland arrived in 1888, for example, his reception was a bit chilly: The Orlando Ice Works presented him with a...
Blog-o-nomics - Orlando SentinelFlorida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is out with a tribute to Labor Day befitting the state's Republican dominated political landscape. In his message, Atwater says over the last 18 months, he's had the chance to “meet with many small...
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither. 1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys 2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
WSBT-TVWe are at the end of the election season, and so far our area hasn't received a visit from any of the presidential candidates. But over the last 130 years we have seen our share of campaign stops. According to the Center for History, one of the...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- Only a dozen years after the infamous Florida recount fiasco that put the loser of the national popular vote in the Oval Office, the specter of a repetition appears to be a possible outcome on November 6. Various national and state polls,...
The Washington PostArt hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections. But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House. Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
Are you whining about the $16 Trillion debt? Then stop demanding FEMA subsidize life in Hurricane Alley!I just learned that Governor Bobby Jindal is pining away1 for the Federal Leviathan to pick up more of the $116 MILLION tab for damages caused by Hurricane Isaac in addition to the 75% that FEMA has already paid. The state meanwhile has kicked in a measly...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Connecticut family is selling a baseball that New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig hit a home run with in the 1928 World Series. Elizabeth Gott, a Stamford resident, said she's selling the ball on behalf of her 30-year-old son,...
Tags: Baseball, New York Yankees, Babe Ruth, Sports, Lou Gehrig
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