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  • The Nixon resignation at 40

    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president. In fact,...
  • Skinny-dipping Joe Biden helps expose media's sex bias

     Skinny-dipping Joe Biden helps expose media's sex bias
    Joe Biden apparently likes to skinny-dip in his own pool, proving, once again, he's just a regular guy. (Insomuch as regular guys have their own pools.) Author and former journalist Ronald Kessler has written a book, out Tuesday, called "The First...
  • Bowie offers $20 for backyard habitat certification

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Articles for Worth Noting must be submitted in writing to the Bowie Blade-News, 2000 Capital Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401, or by email to bkoepper@bladenews.com at least two weeks before publication date and need not be resubmitted....
  • 'The Great Society' a bustle of history lacking full LBJ picture

    'The Great Society' a bustle of history lacking full LBJ picture
    When last seen in Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way," Lyndon B. Johnson was being serenaded with "Happy Days Are Here Again." After brokering the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with an iron fist and a good ol' boy smile, he managed to escape...
  • Welfare state grows as self-sufficiency declines

    For the past 50 years, the government's annual poverty rate has hardly changed at all. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of Americans still live in poverty, roughly the same rate as the mid-1960s when the War on Poverty was just starting....
  • Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act

    Exhibit at Thompson Center commemorates Civil Rights Act
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, state officials will unveil an exhibit commemorating the Freedom Riders who drew national attention to segregation in the south. The state Department of Human Rights will hold...
  • Chan Lowe: The Kansas Jewish Center shootings

    Chan Lowe: The Kansas Jewish Center shootings
    In its prime, the Roman Empire spanned most of the known western world. Its perimeter encompassed countless races and ethnicities. Rome’s strength and solidity derived partly from her ability to assimilate these polyglot peoples, while impressing...
  • Kingsley Guy: Here's some ethics laws that make sense

    The public trust is a sacred trust. When political figures succumb to bribery or in other ways betray that trust they should be subject to the strictest sanctions the law allows. Politicians, however, shouldn't be pre-judged as nefarious creatures...
  • Michigan Republican Eyes Rare Senate Win

    Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former...
  • Fears Of U.S. Global Weakness: Hyperventilating

    When CBS News brought Dwight Eisenhower back to Normandy for the 20th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1964, you might have expected the former commander of Allied forces to conclude with a triumphal comment. Instead, CBS captured an anguished...
  • Democrats Must Stand For More Than Keno

    This week, the Democrats who control our state legislature will have their last chance to kill off the gambling game keno. The game, which is to be run by the Connecticut Lottery, is expected to generate about $30 million a year. This is about 0.1 percent...
  • View From History: Johnson Torn On Vietnam

    View From History: Johnson Torn On Vietnam
    As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Hugh Haynie of the Louisville Courier-Journal.  Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all...