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  • This presidential database loves running and Legos

    This presidential database loves running and Legos
    Arden Hayes is 5. He loves Legos and running so fast across the living room to flip onto the couch that his feet end up pointing at the ceiling. He also loves the presidents — especially 11 and 33. Arden knows all 44 U.S. presidents. In order....
  • Connecticut's Roger Sherman, The Everyman Founder

    Connecticut's Roger Sherman was a man of distinctive character and talent. The signer of the Declaration of Independence, which we will celebrate Thursday, was reserved, awkward, quiet, even-tempered, open-minded and extraordinarily active. Sherman had...
  • 8/12/2012-Welcome To Connecticut Mr. President

    8/12/2012-Welcome To Connecticut Mr. President
    We're missing out on not being a battleground state in this year's presidential election. I mean, there's a lot of evil campaign commercials out there that we don't get to see. I feel cheated.   Campaign commercials are designed to make the other guy...
  • Hail to the chiefs! A road trip to where presidents took their last breaths

    Hail to the chiefs! A road trip to where presidents took their last breaths
    Slowly my fingers slid along the surface. "You know, that's made of Quincy granite," our tour guide said, as my hand went down the edge of John Adams's tomb. Across the room, my travel partner — and future best man — Bryan Buckler did...
  • State Of The Union — A Night Of Nonsense

    In the 12 months we have to steel ourselves for the next State of the Union spectacle, let us count the ways that this spawn of democratic Caesarism — presidency-worship — has become grotesque. It would be the most embarrassing ceremony in the...
  • Jon Meacham discusses Thomas Jefferson, hero and hypocrite

    Jon Meacham discusses Thomas Jefferson, hero and hypocrite
    In today's age of political gridlock in the nation's capital, the case of Thomas Jefferson, as much as that of any American president, could illuminate a way forward. That's the underlying premise of “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,”...
  • An Elector Prepares To Ratify Obama's Win

    "Our marriage is like the Electoral College," says the narrator in "Marooned," a Garrison Keillor short story. "It works OK if you don't think about it." At noon Monday, I will be one of those thinking about the Electoral College, as I have the...
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    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...
  • Theresa Rebeck's "O Beautiful" : Thank You, Jesus. You, Too, Ben Franklin.

    Theresa Rebeck's "O Beautiful" : Thank You, Jesus. You, Too, Ben Franklin.
    The show: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of Theresa Rebeck's “O Beautiful” First Impressions: Playwright and TV writer Theresa Rebeck creates a messy, melodramatic work as she attempts to deal with the issues of school bullying,...
  • How are Romney, Obama connected to the arts?

    How are Romney, Obama connected to the arts?
    Art hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections. But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House. Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
  • Beer Summits and The Most Thankless Job On Earth

    Beer Summits and The Most Thankless Job On Earth
    Tonight, Vice President Joe Biden - or “Joey” as he goes by these days - and Rep. Paul Ryan will “debate” for the world, Heavyweight Underachiever Championship also know as the Vice Presidency. In December of 1793, John Adams, the...
  • NYC Bars Draw Crowds For The VP Debate

    NYC Bars Draw Crowds For The VP Debate
    There's nothing like settling in at a local bar, ready to take in the latest nationally televised debate. We're talking about that other main event, the debate between this election's two vice presidential candidates, Vice President Joe Biden and...