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  • David Herbert Donald dies at 88

    David Herbert Donald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the Civil War and American South whose expertise on Abraham Lincoln brought him a wide general audience and reverence from his peers, has died. He was 88. Donald died of heart failure at Beth...
  • Linked by a Bible

    Linked by a Bible
    Barack Obama's decision to select the same Bible for his inauguration that Abraham Lincoln used at his first inauguration in 1861 forges an intriguing connection between these two presidents. It's the latest in a series of purposeful associations, from...
  • Jacket Copy

    Shiver me timbers R.L. Stine, author of the beloved "Goosebumps" series of creepy, crawly stories, is heading to "HorrorLand." The ghoulish theme park will be the springboard for 12 new tales, with Scholastic Books planning to release the first two...
  • 'American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House' by John Meacham

    'American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House' by John Meacham
    American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House Jon Meacham Random House: 488 pp., $30 This engaging new book about Andrew Jackson, our first up-from-nowhere president, takes its place on a crowded shelf in the library of national leadership. Jackson...
  • Hail to the chiefs, as played by . . .

    Hail to the chiefs, as played by . . .
    Americans usually celebrate the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy on President's Day. But rarely are the less stellar commanders in chief ever mentioned, such as William Henry Harrison -- who caught a...
  • Bare-knuckle politics

    At any time other than in the midst of a heated electoral battle, it's hard to imagine that Nancy Pelosi would attract much controversy by opining that the Democratic Party's nominee for president should be the candidate who wins the most votes. The House...
  • White House: Making honey, honey

     
    by Mark Silva Apparently, the White House is minding its own bee's wax lately. In the gardens of the South Lawn, which has hosted a hive of activity since the new first family moved in, working bees are turning out......
  • Full text of the first speech by Senator-elect Scott Brown, Republican of Massachusetts

     
    First Massachusetts Republican senator in decades speaks to his state, and a curious nation....
  • Past presidents -- an inaugural quiz

    Today, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president in a ceremony filled with tradition. Test your knowledge of ceremonies past. 1. Of whose inaugural speech did wordsmith H.L. Mencken say: "It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it...
  • A presidential quiz

    The 42 men who've been president of the United States share many characteristics besides membership in one of the world's most exclusive clubs. That means, looking at them as a group, we can extract an "average president." The data can't predict who'll...
  • Financial boom, financial bust: What happened?

    Every now and then, even the smartest of us need to relearn the lessons of American history. Take Alan Greenspan and the unfolding story of the current credit crisis. Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, is "the Oracle" given much of the...
  • The Bell Curve: The power of a vote

    John Dean called the other day to share a memory. He's an old friend who retired nine years ago as superintendent of Orange County schools. He now holds the title of emeritus, from which he draws on his long experience to serve as a consultant. As...