| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:21 PM
For this past year, I have had the privilege of being able to write a column in this space about any subject of my choosing.
So during this time we have discussed and dissected things like healthcare and education; the criminal justice system, including...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements.
For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:53 PM
WASHINGTON - The Navy said Tuesday it would move the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan from San Diego to Japan next year so another carrier could come home for maintenance.
The shuffle will allow the Navy to keep one carrier deployed in the western...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:00 AM
History, as we all know, is framed by events. But it also grows from relationships, both personal and political, and is framed by how the actions of particular players in specific circumstances set the course for the future.
In her sweeping new history,...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:15 PM
WASHINGTON — On a stretch of ranchland nestled in the North Dakota Badlands, under dark, star-filled night skies, serene landscape and solitude, Theodore Roosevelt formed his strong conservationist ideals more than a century ago.
But the night...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
DreamWorks Studios has closed a preemptive deal to re-team on an American historical drama, acquiring film rights to Doris Kearns Goodwin's soon-to-be-released book "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:24 PM
DreamWorks is heading back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
A year after Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" became a box office hit and award-season favorite, the filmmaker's DreamWorks Studios has announced plans to make another presidential drama -- and based on...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In the 19th century, the British had a phrase to describe their effort to keep Russia from extending its imperial influence through Central Asia and into the crown jewel of the British empire, India.
It was called the Great Game, with both sides spying,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A year ago, Steven Spielberg was front and center with "Lincoln," a critical and box office success and an awards season mainstay. Since then, the director has taken his time settling on a new project, experiencing a few false starts and leaving his...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 3:23 PM
MONTELLO, Wis. — When walking in the footsteps of greatness, it is of equal importance to follow where they lead and to discover where they began.
In celebration of the life of the fervent conservationist John Muir in the year of his 175th...