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Chicago Sun-Times Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief and columnist Lynn Sweet was honored Thursday night as the Washington Women in Journalism Awards winner in print reporting. An advisory committee of public-affairs and government-relations professionals selected Sweet for contributing “greatly to ...
James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States, became a scapegoat for the 1861-65 rebellion of the Southern states. After the war broke out, the Radical Republicans tarred him so Abraham Lincoln would receive no blame. But on whose watch did the war occur? This smear has been unrelenting ...

The determinants of success and failure in life are complex. People who have had advantages in life are more likely to succeed, and people who have not had these advantages are more likely to fail. The seeming inevitability of this trend is depressing. Is there no remedy to this situation? This question is ...
Often, when I sit down to write, I have to search for a topic. It's common for me to write three or more articles and then decide which one I want to run that week. For the record, this is version four. I figure if I'm going to write something I at least ought to be interested in it. I write a lot about politics because I was ...
In the Children's Library world, spring is a time of mad, crazy planning. The Summer Reading Program is the shining jewel in our crown, but that particular jewel demands a lot of spit and polish before it can be presented to the public. The Summer Reading Program is never far from the minds of Children's ...
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Thursday was First Lady Melania Trump's birthday. Her husband, President Donald Trump, made a surprise call to his BFFs on “Fox & Friends.” “I picked a very, very special day because it's Melania's birthday so I said, 'Let's do it on Melania's birthday,' ” he explained. “So happy birthday to Melania.”.
There was a time when the GOP liked to consider itself The Party of Ideas, a party of courage and vision. That time is long past; to show how innovative and forward-looking they are these days, their strategy to convince voters to keep them in power this November is to run against Hillary Clinton.
There's nothing unusual about a columnist having strong opinions — even being an advocate. What's unusual is that Williams doubles as a news editor at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, assigning and editing breaking news and local columnists. In that capacity, he would be responsible for editing breaking ...
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is only three weeks away. It will run from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 10. If you would like to join us please call and either reserve your host spot or your glass to be in on the fun. We are excited with this year's theme so get ready to walk the red carpet with us. Call us at the Chamber ...
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey are newspaper reporters who both have daughters under the age of 2. Their reporting last year was the catalyst for the #MeToo movement. I'm betting you never heard of Kantor or Twohey, or how the #MeToo movement even came about. It was dogged reporting by two ...
April 3 was a sad day for me. Francis Howell, the school district I am privileged to serve, failed to gain the community's support for Proposition Learn, a tax initiative that would have provided funding for programs and services essential to continuing our success and maintaining our ranking as one of the ...
Using his personal experience as a sexual abuse victim, New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow addressed a crowd at a summit on male sexual assault at the Desmond on Albany Shaker Road. He encouraged victims to ignore societal stigmas, and that through acknowledging what happened, healing ...
Birmingham Columnist Takes Journalism's Top Prize. Posted 04-17-2018 by Andrew Yeager. archibald-skyline. Alabama Media Group. Listen · download. For the first time in 11 years, Birmingham has a Pulitzer Prize winner. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald won the Pulitzer for Commentary Monday.
This year I will turn 50. I was born in 1968 — the year that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated and the year that then-president Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, also known as the Fair Housing Act. I was born in the middle of the civil rights movement and four ...
Alabama Columnist John Archibald Wins a Pulitzer. Archibald was recognized for his "lyrical and courageous commentary" about allegations that Moore pursued teenage girls sexually decades ago while he was in his 30's in Gadsden, Alabama. April 17, 2018. Don Hammond,. Share This Story: Twitter · Facebook ...
Courson, 75, had been a paid weekly columnist for The River Valley Times for the last seven years, Herburger said. He said he spoke to her on the phone immediately after the controversy began taking shape on social media channels in Rancho Murieta, a 5,000-person gated community 15 miles south of ...

In Season One of her new Love Letters podcast, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens when love ends in a breakup. Listen to the podcast now, and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and RadioPublic. IT WAS NOT A GOOD TIME to start writing an advice column. I was not at my best. Not in 2008.
TYLER COWEN is a Bloomberg View columnist. He is a professor of economics at George Mason University and writes for the blog Marginal Revolution. His books include “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream.” This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the ...
Apart from his own kin, there's no category of person exempt from Donald Trump's attacks. He has gone after past presidents of the United States, current leaders of our closest allies, stewards of his own party, senior officials in his own administration, the Latina mayor of a city freshly devastated by a ...
The first new ideas columnist is Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. From a stint as a reporter at The Virginian Pilot, Kendi headed back to graduate school, and emerged as one of ...
3 Hot Reads From TheStreet's Top Premium Columnists ... Our columnists select 16 great stocks and trades in honor of March Madness. ... Real Money Pro columnist Bret Jensen writes that he often finds "insider buying in small- and mid-cap stocks can be a huge 'tell' and it is a key trait I look for when ...
As a columnist on these pages, however, is how most readers might remember Payne, who fiercely challenged assumptions of his suburban audience and the racial discrimination that still cripples this nation. Here you can read a 1980 Payne column about housing segregation that still rings true today.
... Don Robinson: Trump presides over nation in profound crisis. President Donald Trump pauses during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House, on March 20, in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO. Previous; Next. Previous; Next. Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 0; Print ...
Sometimes, just trying to think is a big order for me; meditation is an even bigger stretch. Recently I decided to give it a try, but not before attempting to analyze and justify why and how I should go about it. What came to mind was an old trick we farm people have fun with. We have a lot of others, too, but I ...
A new kind of agony aunt draws on the therapeutic powers of books and poems. Illustration by Vanessa McKeown. Can a book solve your problems? Yes, if one of your problems is that you wish to read a book. Or if another one of your problems is that you would like to learn about a certain subject.
Living here in the bubble, it's comforting to know that not all the news is bad. Sure, Aspen, Snowmass Village and the upper valley have problems: parking, weird crime episodes, housing and various substance abuse addictions. As a quasi-journalist trying to mix a few facts into an opinion column while still ...
WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Barney Frank and the writer William F. Buckley Jr. could hardly have been more at odds in their political views. The Massachusetts Democrat remains a staunch liberal while Buckley was the intellectual founder of modern conservatism. But they had something important in ...
Laws of 1934, 1938 and two in 1968 led to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The 1994 law included a 10-year federal ban on the manufacture of new semi-automatic assault weapons or of weapons that have features of assault rifles, the AR-15 among them. It also banned ...
I want to let you know how much I have enjoyed your humor “columnist,” Mr. George Allen, this past year. His semi-regular pieces of deadpan humor praising the intellect, integrity, business acumen, intelligence, and statecraft of our current president is hilarious. I don't know how he does it with a straight ...
I recently visited my sister who lives in a small town in Pennsylvania. As my husband and I entered the downtown area, we were enchanted by the small boutiques, cafes and coffee shops. Exploring one afternoon, we spotted parking in an easy-to-access lot and enjoyed a delicious lunch of salad wraps at a ...
Wake up times, bed times, meal times and other familiar routines are important to instill in young children. In fact, some children are dependent on routines to function while others are extremely flexible and can cope with living on the fly. No matter what type of child you have, there needs to be some ...
As you drive around the countryside these days, you may notice that things are actually starting to green up a little. Yes, I know we did have some snow flurries last week, but spring is really on its way. We have seen the first hints of green in our pastures and lawn. We have also seen the cover crops starting ...
We are pleased to announce that Sid Fernando, president and CEO of Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc, will be writing an every-other-week column for us beginning shortly. Fernando has a long history in turf journalism and is a widely known bloodstock authority. He was previously Bloodstock Editor ...
For a columnist at a mid-sized regional newspaper, he churned out catchphrases that were familiar to thousands of readers, including the nickname for his wife, Mary Ann “Johnnie” Beagle, whom he called “the Greatest Station Wagon Driver of Them All.” His face, always adorned with wide, dark-framed ...
Occasionally, I receive letters not addressed to “Occupant.” Rarely, it must be noted, do I receive letters associated with this column. Recently, just such a unicorn arrived in my mailbox. Dear Sir: I am writing to you because I am without recourse. My letters to the editor have gone unprinted. My solitary ...
When I woke up last Saturday, I had envisioned having a nice, leisurely morning, grabbing some breakfast and maybe taking care of a few things around the house. First, I thought, I better check to make sure that the mortgage payment made the day before had gone through. Going online to check my ...
It is always interesting to see the hypocrisy of left-leaning writers. This was very evident in Milton Hinton Jr.'s March 11 column, "U.S. Rep.'s pricey-party crashers deserved better." Hinton wrote about a recent re-election fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Tom McArthur, R-3rd Dist., which required up to $15,000 per ...
In case you have wondered what happened to this correspondent in the past couple of months, let me put your anxiety aside. I have not been banned from publication, nor have I given up writing about this increasingly topsy-turvy world. Instead it seems I have been seduced by the charms of the Florida Gulf ...
The book “Count Your Blessings: Thanking God for His Gifts'' recounts the story of a difficult relative who always attended family gatherings. He could be counted on to start arguments, generate heated discussions and leave others in tears. While preparing for a get-together and anticipating the arrival of the ...
Although forgotten today, the former Bloomington minister became a famous syndicated newspaper columnist who reached tens of thousands of readers six days a week. Crane was an “apostle of positive thinking” appealing to middle-class Americans interested in self-improvement — from romance to ...
Real Money columnist Jim Collins writes that following Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) is "like watching a five-days-a-week serial that is not unlike a soap opera. There is always something interesting emanating from the mouth of CEO Elon Musk or from what seem to be a legion of disgruntled employees.
We recognize that not every columnist is to every subscriber's taste. Surveys indicate that among regular readers, the two most popular syndicated columnists on the Op/Ed page are George F. Will and Leonard Pitts. They are both beautiful writers, but they stand at opposite ends of the philosophical ...
Amherst Regional High School students head back after a school walkout March 14 in honor of the 17 killed on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and to advocate for stronger federal gun laws. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO. Previous; Next. Previous; Next. By ANDREA ...
Elections involving Cook County judges seldom are as hotly contested as races further up the ballot. Would-be judges just can't be as public about their stances, and they tend not to spend much money on ads. But one county-wide race is drawing an unusual amount of attention. The three-way primary for ...
A few years ago I had a terrifying thought: We could have World War III. Until then, I had blissfully believed, along with (I suspect) billions of others, that a nuclear holocaust — the shape of World War III — had been rendered obsolete by MAD (“mutually assured destruction”) and political and military ...
The miracle and the menace of the digital revolution stem from the same root: Wired communication empowers the individual. Because the internet and social networks give each person unimagined power — over communication, information, commerce and culture — this revolution is proving to be one of ...
To anyone sitting in our bumper-to-bumper traffic, it's obvious roads aren't keeping pace with Lancaster's expanding development. What is less obvious is how water capacity must increase to keep pace with growth. This became clear when plans to build a 3 million-gallon water tank — almost ...
These things are interconnected. They affect quality of life. If any one of them improves, all of them can improve. All it takes is less focus on news of the moment, or the next election, and more attention to real needs — and the foresight to work to meet them. John Baer is a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily ...
Mark S. Price, former city government/county education reporter for The Sampson Independent, will be rejoining the staff as a contributing columnist. “We are thrilled that Mark wanted to write a column for us again,” noted Independent Publisher Sherry Matthews, who when editor of the paper hired Price.


 

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