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  • 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.,...
  • Shirley Temple helped save America

    Shirley Temple helped save America
    When the Academy Awards salute heroes next month on ABC, they can save a whole segment for Shirley Temple. Her precocious gifts amazed, amused and inspired the country in the 1930s. Even President Franklin Roosevelt understood her importance....
  • State dinner for France's Hollande may get awkward after his breakup

    State dinner for France's Hollande may get awkward after his breakup
    WASHINGTON — President Obama's first state dinner was memorable for who showed up uninvited. His sixth, a high-glitz affair for the president of France scheduled for Tuesday, may be remembered for who was initially invited but did not attend....
  • 'The Empire of Necessity' by Greg Grandin is our new Book of the Month

    'The Empire of Necessity' by Greg Grandin is our new Book of the Month
    When a sea captain named Amasa Delano boarded a distressed schooner called the Tryal in the South Pacific off the coast of Chile in 1805, he thought he was entering a scene of deep misery that was, in those boom years of the slave trade, all too common....
  • Henry Waxman, the 'tougher than a boiled owl' congressman

    Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incumbent with presidents, senators and hometown sports heroes. Henry Waxman's wall has bills, dozens of them...
  • Desperate WWI vets marched on Washington

    Desperate WWI vets marched on Washington
    On Aug. 2, 1932, William Hushka of 2316 W. 23rd Place, Chicago, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, five days after he was killed when police and soldiers raided a shantytown occupied by World War I veterans in the nation'...
  • The curse of the two-term limit

    WASHINGTON--As Barack Obama struggles to gain political traction as a lame-duck president in his remaining three years in office, the two-term limit on service in the Oval Office has encouraged a premature public focus on the identity of his successor...
  • State of the Union: All drift, no real direction

    How sum up the president's speech Tuesday night? It's not easy, since the president himself didn't. It seemed to have no focus, no single theme, no unifying thread. It was the political equivalent of a long shopping list composed by a not very well-...
  • Hollywood, propaganda and liberal politics

    Hollywood, propaganda and liberal politics
    The legendary media tycoon William Randolph Hearst believed America needed a strongman and that Franklin D. Roosevelt would fit the bill. He ordered his newspapers to support FDR and the New Deal. At his direction, Hearst's political allies rallied around...
  • Researching past sales best way to gauge value on artwork

    Q: My grandfather bought this work by Charles Pont some time ago. It was signed by the artist in 1933 and is still in its original frame. How do I determine present value and how can I sell it? I understand that Depression art is hot now. Is that actually...
  • GOP filibuster of judges is a war, but it's not a war on women

    Senate Republicans who blocked the second of three of President Obama’s recent nominees to an important federal appeals court this week deserve most of the bad things being said about them. The filibustering of qualified nominees to the U.S. Court...
  • Paul Greenberg: The way we were -- and are

    There are certain passages in much loved and much read and re-read books that have the power to show us how much we have changed while they've remained the same. It's a bit like paying a visit to the town you're from for the first time in years. All is...