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  • Bill White Hall of Fame awaits new immortals

    Bill White Hall of Fame awaits new immortals
    One of my favorite blooper items involved a Florida writer who won a Toastmasters competition in St. Augustine, Fla., with her speech about the wonders of the five presidential likenesses carved on Mount Rushmore. "What talented sculptor produced...
  • Make money the way Keynes did, by investing wisely

    John Maynard Keynes is recognized as one of the great historical economists. Aside from his theoretical work, though, he accomplished something few other academic economists have: He was a successful investor. Keynes used his expertise to build a...
  • American Parkway: Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge?

    American Parkway: Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge?
    Q: In regard to the new bridge being built over the Lehigh River, it would be nice to name it Pearl Harbor World War II Bridge in honor of the men and women from this area who served our country, or the John "Jack" McHugh Bridge, for the man who did so...
  • Another healthcare crisis: Closing hospitals

    Another healthcare crisis: Closing hospitals
    Lower Oconee Community Hospital in southern Georgia closed its doors this month, eliminating 25 hospital beds and up to 100 hospital jobs. This was the fourth Georgia hospital to fold in two years and the eighth rural hospital in the state to close...
  • 'Five Came Back' spotlights Hollywood directors' WWII propaganda

     'Five Came Back' spotlights Hollywood directors' WWII propaganda
    Propaganda today has a nasty connotation; it suggests something cheesy, manipulative, in the service of a dishonorable cause. During World War II, however, cinematic propaganda became an elevated art, practiced with unusual expertise by five great...
  • Letters: Other views of Woody Allen

    Re "The Woody Allen case," Opinion, Feb. 16 No one but Woody Allen himself can say unequivocally whether he sexually assaulted his daughter Dylan Farrow. Personally, I find Farrow's detailed narrative compelling, but I also find the timing of the...
  • Obama, the shrinking imperialist president

    Of all the time-honored failings for which we criticize sitting presidents -- by "we" I mean pundits, academics and other members of the chattering phylum -- two charges stand out: imperialism and shrinkage. Usually it's one or the other. When the...
  • Rauner on defensive during governor debate

    Rauner on defensive during governor debate
    SPRINGFIELD — Bruce Rauner marked his 58th birthday fending off criticism from Republican governor rivals of his vilification of “government union bosses” and apologizing for how he initially characterized an effort to get his daughter...
  • Lincoln Library hasn't kept up with the times

     Lincoln Library hasn't kept up with the times
    In an exhibit called "Campaign 1860," former "Meet the Press" newsman Tim Russert gives a televised report on the presidential election of Abraham Lincoln. Once lauded as innovative and imaginative, the exhibit — using the old-style tube TVs...
  • President's day quiz: How many U.S. presidents can you name?

    President's day quiz: How many U.S. presidents can you name?
    Name five U.S. presidents. Go. If you had no problem, you did better than some of your fellow Americans. One in 10 Americans can't do it, according to an online survey of 2,555 adults in the U.S. conducted between Jan. 28 and Feb. 11 by vouchercloud....
  • The Woody Allen case

    The Woody Allen case
    Gossiping publicly about the private lives of well-known people is one of the most popular forms of licensed sadism that our society indulges in. It's permissible to play roughly with the cardboard figures of these people we don't know, to bully them,...
  • Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...