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Harry S. Truman

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  • The conscience of a conservative

    This year, from the Supreme Court to the sports pages, discussions of racism have dominated the news. But let's not kid ourselves and think this is all something new. When it comes to racial issues, the most unfairly maligned American of the last 50 years...
  • In suburbia, a growing education in poverty

    In suburbia, a growing education in poverty
    From its distinguished alumni — CEOs, well-known authors, professional actors — to its enviable test scores and championship sports teams, the Parkland School District glows with an aura of affluence and privilege. But amid its McMansions,...
  • Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill, dies at 91

    Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill,  dies at 91
    Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died at her London home. She was 91. Her son Nicholas Soames said she died Saturday after a short illness. Soames wrote several books that provided an...
  • The establishment GOP is not the political home of conservatives, and that needs to change

    The most important battle in politics today is the one within the Republican Party, and the tea party movement didn't start it. The GOP's civil war began in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt made progressivism the governing philosophy of the Republican...
  • Naval officer returns students' kindness

    Naval officer returns students' kindness
    As a show of appreciation, a thank-you note simply wouldn't do. U.S. Navy Lt. Jon Weissberg, fresh from deployment aboard the USS Harry S. Truman in the Middle East, was determined to do something more. So he returned to Mariner's Christian School in...
  • Under Obama, America Helpless To Stop Putin, Syrians

    Barack Obama's 949-word response on Monday to a question about foreign policy weakness showed the president at his worst: defensive, irritable, contradictory and at times detached from reality. It began with a complaint about negative coverage on Fox...
  • Lombard veteran receives medals decades after WWII

    Lombard veteran receives medals decades after WWII
    Nearly 70 years after serving in the Pacific during World War II, veteran Jim Pfafflin is receiving his due. Ribboned medals honoring his service in the U.S. Merchant Marine were pinned to the 88-year-old's chest during a ceremony on April 11 at...
  • Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan

    Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached...
  • Boehner hosts Obama, Ireland's prime minister for lunch

    Boehner hosts Obama, Ireland's prime minister for lunch
    WASHINGTON -- In a nod to bipartisan tradition and St. Patrick, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) donned emerald ties to hear (and sing) a bit of Irish folk music during a Capitol Hill luncheon with Ireland's prime minister. It'...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • Raucous race for Apopka mayor sparks intense voter interest

    Raucous race for Apopka mayor sparks intense voter interest
    When John Land was elected mayor of Apopka at age 29, Harry S. Truman was president and a gallon of gas was 17 cents. Since then, the United States has elected 11 presidents, including two Bushes and the first African-American. Believed to be the...
  • Obama turns attention to federal job training

    Obama turns attention to federal job training
    WAUKESHA, Wis. — President Obama sat down at his portable signing table at a gas engine plant here Thursday to order an across-the-board review of how to improve federal job training programs. A day after he highlighted some significant changes he...