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A gem from down under
If you saw a mom plant a lingering kiss on her son’s lips, would it strike you as strange?
You have no idea.
11 years ago
Missing words, fallen hero
When Martin Luther took the podium at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, he held a carefully prepared speech, but the words “
Ike and the Internet
In a farewell address 50 years ago tonight, President Dwight Eisenhower
Giving some props
Know somebody who’s made a difference and ought to get recognized for it?
Nominations for the prestigious Philadelphia Award
Clout in Camelot
The Kennedys, shrewd authors of their own mythology, have always played hardball with the media. Way back in 1952, when the influential B
Montco Meshugas and DROP
I can’t get enough of the Montgomery County
Blood libel, in context
Sarah Palin was blessedly silent for four successive days in the wake of the Arizona shootings, but, alas, all good things must come to a
How not to follow a Pulitzer
I was working at the Philadelphia Daily News when the company filed for bankruptcy, and I was there when an earlier corporate parent, Kni
Former city housing director John Kromer announces his candidacy for Philadelphia sheriff today, running on a platform of abolishing the
Obama and the tragic moment
In Arizona tonight, Barack Obama’s healer-in-chief speech may well sound something like this: “Today is a day for mourning an
Wackos bearing arms
Granted, it’s the gun lobby’s world, and we only live in it – and sometimes, as in the case of the Arizona shootings, w
Hunt for a killer
A United States Senator who lacks the guts to stand up for his or her position has blocked a bill in Congress that would protect governme
The digital beyond and the meaning of Tucson
If you died next week, what would become of all the stuff in your Facebook account, your Yahoo e-mail, or the photos you have on Flickr?
Look out, he’s gonna blow
It wasn’t a full bore, heavy-lava flow Mount Rendell eruption on Sixty Minutes last night, but there was enough smoke and ash that
The toxic stew
I wasn’t surprised to learn this weekend that a member of Congress had been shot in the head by a would-be assassin, nor was I surp
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