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  • Retracing his trip to Washington -- and back again

    Maybe it was during the surprise storm in New York City. Or earlier, during the growing light of dawn in Xenia, Ohio. Or on a cold afternoon outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Somewhere along the line, I realized that, in chasing the ghost of...
  • Rooting for trees

    What a lousy time to be harping about how there aren't enough trees in the world. Can't I see that there are trees everywhere? They're for sale by the millions in the sap-scented faux forests that spring up in light-strung parking lots. They're lashed...
  • 'Hotel' is an American experience

    In his new book "Hotel: An American History" (Yale, 375 pages, $37.50), A.K. Sandoval-Strausz convincingly argues that the hotel undergirded the dramatic social and cultural changes that transformed the U.S. in its first two centuries. Many Americans may...
  • A sympathetic view

    Twilight at Monticello By Alan Pell Crawford Random House, 352 pages, $27 There is a poignant, almost King Lear quality to Thomas Jefferson's last years. It is true he was an honored eminence and a brilliant dilettante to the end: His grandchildren...
  • Hail to the chiefs, as played by . . .

    Hail to the chiefs, as played by . . .
    Americans usually celebrate the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy on President's Day. But rarely are the less stellar commanders in chief ever mentioned, such as William Henry Harrison -- who caught a...
  • Bare-knuckle politics

    At any time other than in the midst of a heated electoral battle, it's hard to imagine that Nancy Pelosi would attract much controversy by opining that the Democratic Party's nominee for president should be the candidate who wins the most votes. The House...
  • Jim Webb: Obama's answer to McCain?

     
    by James Oliphant The Marines, in full dress uniform, perform their summer drills in silence, flipping their rifles in near-perfect precision in front of the Iwo Jima memorial, illuminated by the glow of sunset. One man, the guest of honor,......
  • A grand American tradition: The smear

     
    (A perspective piece in the Chicago Tribune) By Charles M. Madigan We now have a new thing in presidential campaigning, the anticipatory smear defuser. It's a simple thought: Before your enemies get any traction, embrace the slander, spread it around........
  • Katrina plus three: 'Hopeful progress'

     
    by Mark Silva Nearly three years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, blasting the shore towns of Louisiana and Mississippi and inundating New Orleans, President Bush plans to return to the scene of the storm today. Bush......
  • Queens' own Bob Cousy is bounced as Celtics analyst

     
    Bob Cousy - a nice little point guard out of Andrew Jackson High in Queens - is out as a Celtics broadcaster, and he isn't happy about it. Here's the story. This just ain't right. Yo, MSG, stick it to......
  • Democrats, "with a little D"

     
    by Mark Silva Out on the grass mall where protesters have camped, marched and clashed, thousands of poetry- prose- and history-lovers huddled under tents shielding them from a steady, cold drizzle, reminded by a best-selling Iranian writer and freshly...
  • Pee-wee Herman moves to Club Nokia, pushes back show dates

     
    In August, Pee-wee Herman, a.k.a. Paul Reubens, announced that he would return to the spotlight in a re-conceived version of his '80s stage production "The Pee-wee Herman Show" at the Music Box @ Fonda. Now the eternal man-child has announced......