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Great Depression (1929)

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  • Cog Hill owner, Frank Jemsek

    Cog Hill owner, Frank Jemsek
    Frank Jemsek is the President and CEO of Cog Hill Golfcourse. Three brothers moved to the Chicago area in 1920. John W., Martin J., and Bert Coghill bought the McLaughlin farm on the east side of Lemont Illinois in 1926 to build a golf club. They then...
  • Good times for San Antonio's River Walk

    Good times for San Antonio's River Walk
    Dining alfresco on the famed River Walk has its risks. Trust me. I know. One pleasantly temperate afternoon not long ago, while gearing up to ravage a plate of chicken enchiladas slathered in verde sauce, I unrolled my cloth napkin to fetch the...
  • Fighting Depression

    Fighting Depression
    It has become in recent months almost a reflex for Republicans to dismiss Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal as a dismal failure of the Democrats -- a "jihad against private enterprise" as Fox News' Britt Hume put it recently. But Roosevelt's spending plan,...
  • Should taxpayers fund the American Dream?

    Should taxpayers fund the American Dream?
    Today's question: Should the government get out of the American dream business? Do we really need tax preferences and subsidies for home mortgages? All week, Daniel J. Mitchell and David M. Abromowitz debate federal housing policy in light of the...
  • Becerra's a bad choice for trade post

    Becerra's a bad choice for trade post
    Deep down, we had hoped Barack Obama was fibbing when he bashed the North American Free Trade Agreement on the campaign trail. After all, his senior economic policy advisor had, according to a leaked memo, assured Canadian officials that the talk was...
  • Joanne Jordan dies at 88; television spokesmodel in 1950s

    Joanne Jordan dies at 88; television spokesmodel in 1950s
    Joanne Jordan, one of the top spokesmodels on television in the 1950s who was best known for touting "long-lasting" Hazel Bishop lipstick during commercial breaks on "This Is Your Life," has died. She was 88. Jordan, who also was an actress and TV host,...
  • Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson

    Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson
    Edward Anderson had a strange and sad career. He was born in Texas in 1905 and grew up in Oklahoma, serving his apprenticeship as a journalist on a small paper in Ardmore, Okla. Restless, he worked as a deckhand on a freighter, plied his fists as a...
  • 'The Pink Lady' by Sally Denton

    'The Pink Lady' by Sally Denton
    It is odd how history often bequeaths to us iconic names bereft of personality. Helen Gahagan Douglas, once a paladin of California's progressive politics and a congressional stalwart of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, is such a name. To the extent she'...
  • America's economic meltdowns

    America's economic meltdowns
    To listen to the pundits, one would think that today's banking crisis and financial meltdown is something rare and exotic. But those who stayed awake in their history classes know that financial panic is a familiar "plot device" in the drama of modern...
  • Eisenhower's roads to prosperity

    In his Dec. 6 radio address, President-elect Barack Obama vowed to "create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s." The story of President...
  • Are we depressed yet?

    Are we depressed yet?
    A grisly banner was held aloft the other day at a demonstration on Wall Street. Its graphic message advised denizens of the street to "Jump!" It was a frightful reminder of perhaps the most widely believed legend about the Great Depression of the 1930s;...
  • Obama, McCain economic duel

     
    by Jill Zuckman TOLEDO, Ohio--Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain battled long-distance over the economy Monday as Obama offered new proposals to aid middle-class voters, including a moratorium on mortgage foreclosures, while McCain presented himself as...