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Relive the Past at Museums, Diners, Drive-ins and More Mar. 28, 2021

Travel and Adventure

By Victor Block Louis Kaplan is channeling his childhood. As a youngster he collected baseball cards... Read More

How Americans Rose To the COVID-19 Challenge Feb. 28, 2021

Steve Chapman

This month, the United States recorded a horrific milestone: 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. Someday, ... Read More

In a Welcome Symbol of Diversity, Harriet Tubman Will Adorn the $20 Bill After All Feb. 04, 2021

Daily Editorials

Symbols matter. In his thrashing, malicious way, former President Donald Trump understood that ̵... Read More

Small Towns With Big Attractions Jan. 31, 2021

Travel and Adventure

By Victor Block Big cities have a lot going for them. New York's theater district, the monuments and... Read More

Racist Mobs Rage All Over American History Jan. 20, 2021

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Raging racist mobs hold a high place in American history. There I was, in the Cap... Read More

The Clash of History Dec. 31, 2020

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

Washington — Over the weekend, I came across an article in The Washington Post that, by and la... Read More

Lord, What Did We Do To Deserve 2020? Dec. 30, 2020

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Just back from a sweet sight: President Donald Trump going out on a losing note w... Read More

Action and Faith Dec. 25, 2020

Daily Editorials

On Christmas Day in 1776, Gen. George Washington led 2,400 troops across the Delaware River. The wea... Read More

Hotels Organize Driving Trips to Upstate New York Dec. 20, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Victor Block How often does the lobby of a hotel become an intriguing part of the experience of v... Read More

Rebutting the Myth of White Superiority Dec. 12, 2020

Mark Shields

By way of introduction: Tommy Tuberville is the new Republican U.S. senator from Alabama. He was pre... Read More

In Private Sieges, Missing Public Squares Dec. 09, 2020

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — "We need each other." Bill Clinton once spoke those simple words. Never has that ... Read More

The Puritan Work Ethic Nov. 27, 2020

Erick Erickson

Four hundred years ago, the religious dissidents we know as the Pilgrims began arriving in New Engla... Read More

The Bitter With the Sweet, Served at Thanksgiving Nov. 25, 2020

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Roses in the wind, waving before winter's cold comes. They signify our bitterswee... Read More

The Bad and the Good Nov. 24, 2020

William Murchison

And on ... and on ... ... And, yes! One fine day, as with the Noah family's detention on the ark, th... Read More

Presidential Libraries Bring U.S. History to Life Oct. 24, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Victor Block Sightseers near Boston enjoy a leisurely stroll through a magnificent 18th-century g... Read More

Two Weeks to Go Oct. 22, 2020

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

Washington — Two weeks from today, we shall know who is to be our next president. Or perhaps w... Read More

The Supreme Court's Lost Luster: 3 Trumpers Oct. 21, 2020

Jamie Stiehm

Even if President Donald Trump loses his bid to be a two-term president, he'll likely bequeath us th... Read More

Places Where You Can Sleep With History Oct. 17, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Victor Block How would you like to spend a night or more at a hotel once frequented by Clark Gabl... Read More

Some Belated Encounters With Reality Oct. 13, 2020

William Murchison

With Joe Biden poised — so say the augurers — to oust Donald Trump from the White House,... Read More

Studying History on Its Own Terms Oct. 07, 2020

The Word Guy

"The British are coming! The British are coming!" Ah, how Paul Revere's historic call to arms still ... Read More