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In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television — and the fact that the telegenic Mrs. Thatcher had a "certain...
April 20, 2002: The Ravens select Miami safety Ed Reed with their No. 1 pick (24th overall) in the NFL draft. It's the first time the club has failed to get a college player ranked among its top 15 choices. April 20, 1985: The Skipjacks, Baltimore's...
Within hours after Sen. Rand Paul's news-making speech at historically black Howard University, someone posted this new definition on the user-driven Urban Dictionary website of an awkward-sounding but quite timely verb: "whitesplain": "The act of a...
A kind of crash course in 50-plus years of environmentalism, the documentary "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet," adapted from the book by Philip Shabecoff, proves a worthy reminder of how much has been done to help heal our planet's...
Tags: Earth Day, Greenpeace, Ashley Judd, Entertainment, Movies
Re "Dueling over Watergate," Postscript, March 9 Few people touch on the single element of the Watergate scandal that I consider the most serious. Though I doubt that Richard Nixon knew about the break-in beforehand, his White House fostered an...
Tags: Theft, Abraham Lincoln
The House I Live In At Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org, from Friday, March 15 through Thursday, March 21. Eugene Jarecki's wrenching documentary on our failed national War on Drugs, "The House I Live In," in some senses...
As the chaperon of Michigan's Muskegon Lassies in the 1940s, Helen Hannah Campbell made sure the professional baseball players wore lipstick and properly modest uniform skirts in the "girls league" founded to keep ballparks filled while men were away at...
Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist and LSD expert who participated in experiments with the hallucinogenic drug on volunteer servicemen at U.S. military installations in the 1950s, has died. He was 86. Klee died Sunday of complications after...
If the truculent titular warrior in Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" has a parallel in American politics, it might be Richard Nixon — he who, in 1962, growled "you won't have Nixon to kick around anymore" after losing a bruising fight for the California...
Tags: Coriolanus (movie)
Among the casualties of the 2012 presidential election, along with Mitt Romney, was the vanishing breed of moderate Republicans of which he once was a star, until his embarrassing lurch into conservatism. Mr. Romney first failed to win the GOP...
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...
Honey has a history going back to 2100 B.C. It is mentioned in some Babylonian writings. It was used for sweetening food, for medicine, for religious ceremonies and even as a form of money. In the 18th and 19th centuries, a special serving dish and...
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