Jamie Stiehm

Jamie Stiehm

Jamie Stiehm

In her weekly column, "Past and Present," journalist and history buff Jamie Stiehm looks at current events through the lens of the past. 

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Trump's Personal Politics Mean a Cruel April for American Cities Apr 01, 2020

President Donald Trump's mind does not work in mysterious ways. Facing a pandemic, the president's w... Read More

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Notes From the New Normal Mar 25, 2020

"The old custom of shaking hands fell into disuse." The line comes from Philadelphia in the 1793 ye... Read More

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Life During House Arrest Mar 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — Spring is famously sweet here. Daffodils and cherry blossoms paint the land in lu... Read More

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Cure for the Blues: A Historic Veep Pledge Mar 11, 2020

WASHINGTON — March plans are gone with the spring wind, so I'm stuck "on the pavement, thinkin... Read More