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  • Two-day, reigning 'Jeopardy' winner is Morgan State alumnus

    Two-day, reigning 'Jeopardy' winner is Morgan State alumnus
    Craig Cornish Jr. knows former U.S. President Martin Van Buren's first language was Dutch, not English.
  • Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s

    Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s
    In "The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872," Stan M. Haynes writes that the modern presidential nominating convention evolved during the campaign of 1832. Between the fall of 1831 and the spring of...

    How are you celebrating William Henry Harrison's birthday?

    Old Tippecanoe, the ninth president of the United States, was born 240 years ago today. He remains the president with the shortest term in office, having died a month after his inauguration. An elderly gentleman, he insisted on making a prolonged and...

    President Biden? History says no

    I read with interest Jules Witcover's recent commentary, "Don't count Biden out in 2016" (Jan. 29), suggesting that Vice President Joe Biden might be a serious candidate for president in 2016. If history is a guide, the chances of a sitting Vice...

    President Biden? Not such a long shot at all

    President Biden? Not such a long shot at all
    Martin Van Buren was not the only sitting vice president elected president during the 19th century ("President Biden? History says no," Feb. 2). Thomas Jefferson achieved the same distinction when, as vice president at the start of the century, he...