| Jan 8, 2014
In one of the many news reports about Liz Cheney's decision to end her bid for the U.S. Senate, Gov. Matt Mead was quoted as saying, "Name recognition and dynasties — that just doesn't fly in Wyoming."
He was trying to explain why the 47-year-...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Just what is the country supposed to make of our president's rambling stream-of-consciousness billed as a Major Policy Address at the National Defense University last week?
To try to summarize:
The war on terror, a term this president avoids, is now...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Savannah, Georgia is synonymous with Southern charm in the minds of many –maybe because of the city’s gardens, squares, historic mansions, Southern cooking, and cordial welcome to travelers. The city’s beauty may have actually saved it...
| Feb 14, 2013
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...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Barack Obama tossed off an inaugural speech the other day as if he had nothing to lose. Actually, he has nothing to lose, unless he wants to pull a John Quincy Adams and run for the U.S. House after he’s finished being president. But Adams did...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Barack Obama claims only that his legislative and foreign policy achievements in his first two years matched those of "any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln" in "modern history." Some Obama enthusiasts are less...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:05 PM
"First Family:Abigail and John Adams"
By Joseph J. Ellis
Alfred A. Knopf, 320 pages, $27.95
The lustful letter, like most things in these digital days, isn't what it once was. Never mind the dissipated form or the Tweeting generation's grammatical...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
It’s one thing to have a First Dog and/or First Cat who signs paw-stamped autographs, makes an occasional television appearance and pens a book or two (a la Millie, President George H.W. Bush's springer spaniel). But it’s something else...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:36 PM
John Wayne was not born in Waterloo and John Quincy Adams was not a founding father - but Michele Bachmann refuses to admit it....
| Dec 3, 2011
| 6:14 PM
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
A quote from former U.S. President John Quincy Adams that students at Lamar High School say speak to the character of senior class president Andrea...
| Sep 2, 2012
The presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have pledged not to run political ads Sept. 11, out of respect for the terrorism victims. Which means there are 64 other days when you can count on being deluged with ads before Election Day.
| Jul 5, 2008
Many of those who oppose U.S. intervention in Iraq say President Bush has recklessly abandoned America's long tradition of peaceful diplomacy and replaced it with an aggressive policy of starting wars, seizing lands and oppressing nations.