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  • A handshake can make all the difference [Letter]

    A handshake can make all the difference [Letter]
    After reading Richard Cross' informative article, "Extending a handshake" (March 12), I remembered "the forgotten handshake" of 1916 described by historian Thomas A. Bailey ("The American Pageant").
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    Taking the law into his own hands

    "If at my convenience I might break them (laws), what would be their worth?" -- Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre" We've come a long way since Justice Charles Evans Hughes remarked a century ago, "...the Constitution is what the judges say it is." Or have we?...

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...

    A question for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan

     
    "Good morning, Solicitor General Kagan. Before we begin this hearing's inquiry into your substantive judicial views, I'd like to begin with another important question. It's about the genuine power of meaningful symbolism. "Eight days ago, the front...