A Time for Choosing Speech

A Time for Choosing   There are perhaps four speeches in American history that so electrified the public that they propelled their orators to the front rank of presidential politics overnight: Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address of 1860, William Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” speech at the 1896 Democratic convention, Barack Obama’s keynote address to...

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Socialism

 Socialism

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Without God

Without God

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Maryland’s No. 1 advocate for the arts

Marylanders would also be installing in the governor’s mansion a man with a blended first family that got its start when a 40-something bachelor went to an art show in Columbia in 2001. By Hogan’s account, he decided right away he was more interested in the South Korean-born artist than in the paintings. After a three-year courtship, Hogan married the former...

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Paint Ronald Reagan for the Cover

Shikler had made quite a name for himself when Time Magazine asked him to paint Ronald Reagan for the cover of its 1980 “Man of the Year” issue. The president-elect wore a cowboy shirt and belt buckle that he liked, but dozed off while sitting for the portrait – as did his assistant, according to Shikler. “I thought, ‘what the hell am I going to do now?’”...

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