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"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." — Thomas Jefferson My recent column on the challenges associated with the Social...
In May 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the White House. It was 17 months after Pearl Harbor and a little more than a year before D-Day. The two Allied leaders reviewed the war effort to date and...
Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He...
The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim. But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...
One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the "sequester" is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we...
President Barack Obama's forthcoming trip to Israel affords him a special opportunity to mend political fences and guarantee a warm popular reception in that country, while at the same time ensuring that justice is served here at home. These are goals...
In a season of depressing budget news, the worst may have been that a majority of U.S. House Democrats signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to oppose any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other entitlements. That's the...
The Hartford CourantI am the father of a 28-year-old intellectually disabled daughter. Her name is Katie; she lives at home with my wife, Donna and me. She is the love of our lives and we embrace the gifts she brings to us and to all who know her. Like so many other...
Tags: Government, Executive Branch, Wethersfield, Politics
Last Saturday, several hundred of us attended a memorial service for Hannah Tomita. Hannah and her husband, Eiji, opened Eiji's Flowers in 1959. It's one of the oldest businesses in La Caņada. Others have written about Hannah's talents as a designer,...
Tags: Human Interest, U.S. Army
What's next after the Oscars? More Gatsby, of course. "The Great Gatsby," featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and coming in May, will be the fourth, or by some counts the fifth or sixth, movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about the illusion created by...
After being saved from an attic where it was stored for 38 years and a four-year fundraising effort to pay for restoration, a Depression-era mural was unveiled Saturday in its new home at the Park Ridge Public Library. Calling it the second of Park...
Apr 7, 2013 |Column| Baltimore Sun
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Feb 27, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Feb 25, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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