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  • Vincent Harding dies at 82; historian wrote controversial King speech

    Vincent Harding dies at 82; historian wrote controversial King speech
    Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement. In a...
  • 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...
  • Thomas 'Lem' Johns dies at 88; Secret Service agent for LBJ

    Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent who protected Lyndon B. Johnson as he was sworn in as president on Air Force One in the chaotic aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination, has died. He was 88. Grandson Michael Johns said the former...
  • Michael Zimmer: Optimistic tone strikes a chord

    Have many of your friends and family completely tuned out of consuming news? So much of the news today is on the depressing side. I'm sure it has always been that way. The old adage is if it bleeds, it leads. Earlier this week I came upon a guest...
  • 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...
  • Should America's top diplomat be telling Edward Snowden to 'man up'?

    Should America's top diplomat be telling Edward Snowden to 'man up'?
    It seems ironic that a man who was often accused of being effete when he ran for president in 2004 has impugned someone else’s manhood to make a political point. But that’s what happened Wednesday when Secretary of State John Kerry was asked...
  • Let Dad fire up the grill for a rib feast everyone will love this Father's Day

    Let Dad fire up the grill for a rib feast everyone will love this Father's Day
    It's funny how we seem to know automatically the history and dates of some holidays. Thanksgiving, Presidents Day and the Fourth of July have obvious historical significance. Christmas, Hanukkah, Passover and Easter, are, of course, linked to religious...
  • Obama's address at UC Irvine sparks memories of another time

    As he listens to President Obama speak to the 2014 UC Irvine graduating class during a commencement celebration today at Angel Stadium, James McGaugh said he’ll be reflecting on an academic rite of passage held 50 years ago in “similarly...
  • Tonys 2014: What time are the Tony Awards?

    Tonys 2014: What time are the Tony Awards?
    Hit the lights, turn up the volume, cue the actors -- anddddd perfect.  The 2014 Tony Awards will air live Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m. ET (and delayed to air at 8 p.m. PT) on CBS, from Radio City Musical Hall in New York City. This year, “A...
  • Weekend preview: James Browned meatballs on Las Olas

    Weekend preview: James Browned meatballs on Las Olas
    Popular South Florida DJ Adam Foster went into Fork & Balls several days ago to test out the new sound system that will be his responsibility as entertainment director for the much-anticipated Las Olas restaurant, set to open Friday. He chose the first...