| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Local Armenian leaders on Tuesday used an appearance by President Obama at the DreamWorks Animation studio to request that the White House allow a Smithsonian display of a rug handmade by refugee orphans of the mass genocide about a century ago.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:30 AM
My parents voted for Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. I had not yet developed a political worldview, but as a freshman at American University in Washington, D.C., I stayed up late to watch the election returns slowly trickle in before...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Ninety-nine years after the Turkish genocide of the Armenians, one of the most poignant symbols of Armenian suffering is being held hostage—by the White House.
The prisoner is an 18-foot long rug. It was woven by four hundred Armenian orphan...
| Nov 18, 2013
Eighty-five years ago this week, the world's longest bridge opened on the lower James River.
Measuring nearly 5 miles in length, the first fixed link across Hampton Roads not only tied the Peninsula to the rest of the region but also connected it to...
| Nov 15, 2013
Re "Open feud over hidden rug," Nov. 13
The old saying about "sweeping things under the rug" gets fresh meaning in this latest Washington nonsense, in which the Obama administration is refusing the Smithsonian the right to display a stunning carpet hand...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON A rug woven long ago by Armenian orphans is presenting the White House with a tough political knot.
Dozens of lawmakers from California and other states with large Armenian-American populations want the rug put on public display. White House...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON — In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The second terms of the latest three presidents have not been successful. Bill Clinton was impeached after his infamous lie to Americans, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
George W. Bush was blamed for the postwar violence in Iraq....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:45 PM
A petition on Whitehouse.gov is urging President Barack Obama to display a rug woven by Armenian orphans at a refugee camp in 1920. The tapestry was donated to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925, as a gift to thank Americans for their humanitarian...
| Oct 27, 2013
Here are three new audiobook releases to check out.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to learn about...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Sure, the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are must stops for visitors touring the nation's capital.
But what about Sonny Bono Park?
Or the Maine Lobsterman Memorial?
Or the Cuban Friendship Urn?
They're all here, as are scores of bronzes,...