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There's a hilarious song by the Orange County folk singer Michael Ubaldini called "World Peace in 10 Easy Lessons," in which the narrator journeys from one potential guru to another in hopes of discovering the secret to a strife-free world. At one...
Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo. The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe...
Vic and I had an out-of-town guest last week, Harold Drabkin from Bangor, Maine. We were friends with Harold back in our graduate school days at Wesleyan University, nearly 40 years ago. We've seen Harold only a couple of times since then. It's amazing to...
By WILLIAM P. HOJNACKI I am very disappointed in the way that the Obama administration is dealing with the Republicans in the ongoing discussions concerning the federal budget. The administration has, once again, allowed the Republicans to set the agenda...
My nomination for American hero of the 20th century is someone who lived half his life in disguise and the other half as the world's most recognizable man. He appeared on more radio broadcasts than Ellery Queen and in more movies than Marlon Brando, who...
Years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed four fundamental freedoms that all people everywhere ought to enjoy: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. Of the four, freedom from fear is the most difficult...
Barbershop singing has remained on a short list of activities that might be enjoyed equally by teenagers and octogenarians since a revival of the turn-of-the-century music took off in the 1930s. A Naperville chapter of men's barbershop vocalists who...
Police chief supports Zook in Pa. judicial race To the editor: As the chief of the Shippensburg (Pa.) Police Department and a retired state police sergeant with more than 40 years of combined experience, I write this endorsement. I have had the...
Re "Niall Ferguson's blooper," Opinion, May 7 Jonah Goldberg fails to address what is revealing about Niall Ferguson's ad hominem blooper on John Maynard Keynes' sexuality, for which the Harvard historian has given "an unqualified apology," according to...
The most outrageous thing about the Maitland City Council's attempt to ditch its 75-year ban on billboards is not that one of the 70-foot monstrosities could soon loom over a quiet neighborhood. And it's not that the City Council voted 3-2 in favor of...
WASHINGTON -- It's been five years since the onset of the financial crisis -- the rescue of Bear Stearns in March 2008 -- and we still don't know whether the financial system is safe. In a recent speech, Daniel Tarullo, the Federal Reserve's point man...
When on Jan. 30, 1933, then-German President Hindenburg appointed Hitler as the country's chancellor, it changed German as well as world history. Twelve years later, Hitler ended his own life, but not before millions of victims had perished. Several...
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