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America As It Once Was: A Daily Gift

Author and historian David C. McCullough has said, "History is who we are and why we are the way we are." There is no doubt... continue »

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner: A Postscript

In Washington, D.C. this weekend for the White House Correspondents' Dinner, I have three experiences to share with you, each of which has been changed... continue »

NYC Fire Museum: A Hidden Gem

Walk west on Spring Street, through SoHo, past the enticing restaurants and the tempting clothing shops, and after you pass Varick Street, you will come... continue »

Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles has only been home to the Dodgers team for a little over fifty years. Here's how the Brooklyn team moved... continue »

Thank you for Celebrating Women’s History Month with ACA

I arrive at today with mixed emotions: Part of me will be very glad not to have the pressure to post every day, but a... continue »

Comics of the Past: Appreciated on Many Levels

Forty or fifty years ago, parents either tolerated their children reading comic books or outright discouraged it because they "took up time that could be... continue »

The Apollo Theater and How It Shaped American Entertainment

Since its inception as a black performance space in 1934, the Apollo Theater in Harlem has been a home to black performers through the years;... continue »

Green Goes Mainstream But “Shared Responsibility” Pact Necessary

Companies are going green with products large and small. From the Nissan Leaf to the household cleaners that promise to reduce the noxious chemicals washing... continue »

Comics Reclaimed for Kids by Kids and Educators

Comics used to be for kids, and nobody really approved of them. Whether the comics were about Archie, Richie Rich, or Batman, no one felt... continue »

Martin Luther King and the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial

Today, on the threshold of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, we are fulfilling one... continue »

The Political Cartoonist Who Introduced Santa

Thomas Nast (1840-1902) is referred to as the "most powerful and influential political cartoonist that America has ever known" by well-regarded historians Eric Foner and... continue »

When Campuses Were Alive with Activism: Remembering Kent State

Today I was at work on a blog about political cartoonist Thomas Nast when my 21-year-old daughter sent me a link to a story she... continue »