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Martin van Buren

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  • A Rare Congressional Race Worth Watching

    "There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place." — Washington Irving Rep. Chris Gibson...
  • Will Democrats Find Hillary Boring By 2016?

    The New Republic magazine was, appropriately, the stimulant that last week gave the Democratic base a frisson of anticipation about a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy in 2016. Now in her 11th month as a Massachusetts senator, she is suited...
  • Run, Joe Biden run!

    Not counting rumors that Anthony Weiner's marriage has hit a rocky patch, it may be the worst-kept secret in politics: Joe Biden wants to be president. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the vice president's inner circle is swabbing the...
  • Egypt's preferable tyranny

    WASHINGTON — Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi knows neither Thomas Jefferson's advice that "great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities" nor the description of Martin Van Buren as a politician who "rowed to his object with...
  • Factbox: Facts about advice columnist 'Dear Abby'

    Factbox: Facts about advice columnist 'Dear Abby'
    (Reuters) - Facts about Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, the Dear Abby advice columnist: * Phillips and her identical twin, Esther, who wrote the rival Ann Landers advice column, married their husbands in a joint ceremony in 1939 at...
  • War of 1812 Bicentennial: Kentucky enters the war

    War of 1812 Bicentennial: Kentucky enters the war
    Editor's note: This is the unabridged version of the condensed article that appeared in the Jan. 17 Interior Journal. This article is the first in a series to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The Congress of the United States has...
  • Presidential candidates find new ways to sell message through music

    Presidential candidates find new ways to sell message through music
    The musical battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heated up recently as Stevie Wonder released a funky new pro-Obama song called “Keep Moving Forward,” while Meat Loaf celebrated his support of Romney by belting a goofy “America...
  • Ronald Reagan's birth centennial, Part I: Politics came late in his life

     
    Guest columnist Robert Schmuhl of the University of Notre Dame analyzes the 40th president's political role in modern U.S. history....
  • Book review: 'O.K.: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word' by Allan Metcalf.

    Book review: 'O.K.: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word' by Allan Metcalf.
    O.K. The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word Allan Metcalf Oxford University Press: 211 pp., $18.95 Is there another word as supple as "OK"? Those two letters, side by side, separated (or not) by periods — they answer so many...
  • Victim Of Wendy's Mob Attack Speaks Out

    Victim Of Wendy's Mob Attack Speaks Out
    In what may have been a planned attack in hopes of Internet popularity, a gang of teenage girls attacked a worker in a Queens Village Wendy's, capturing the whole thing with cell phones. Michelle Ortiz, A 42-year-old mother of five, was working at the...
  • Warning, Graphic Content: Teens Beat Wendy's Worker and Post Video on YouTube

    Warning, Graphic Content: Teens Beat Wendy's Worker and Post Video on YouTube
    QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. -- In what may have been a planned attack in hopes of Internet popularity, a gang of teenage girls attacked a worker in a Queens Village Wendy's, capturing the whole thing with cell phones. Michelle Ortiz, 42-year-old mother of five,...
  • Beard Science: IFC's "Whisker Wars" Makes Facial Hair Look Stupid

    Beard Science: IFC's "Whisker Wars" Makes Facial Hair Look Stupid
    I’m sure Freud had something to say on the subject of facial hair and our feelings about it. A projection of sexual power, an embodiment of virility, a kind of plumage designed to attract a mate, or simply a sign of having attained a venerable age,...