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In 1898, when the 42-year-old George Bernard Shaw stepped down as drama critic of London's Saturday Review, he introduced his successor, Max Beerbohm, 26, with... [Read More]
Journalists like anniversaries, or at least this one does, and 2018 is an ideal vantage point from which to survey the past. It's been a... [Read More]
PHILIP TERZIAN Everyone had a good laugh last week at the expense of Matthew Petersen, chairman or commissioner at the Federal Election Commission since 2008,... [Read More]
PHILIP TERZIAN Frank Bruni had an interesting column the other day in the New York Times. Naturally, it was about Donald Trump, and naturally, it... [Read More]
On inauguration eve 1991, in Rhode Island, the departing governor, Edward DiPrete, had a morsel of news for the incoming governor, Bruce Sundlun. A case of... [Read More]
In inauguration eve 1991, in Rhode Island, the departing governor, Edward DiPrete, had a morsel of news for the incoming governor, Bruce Sundlun. A case... [Read More]
Despite everything we know, or think we know, about the private life and opinions of Judge Roy Moore, I have no doubt that he will... [Read More]
PHILIP TERZIAN If Americans think our nation is painfully divided, two statistics from across the Atlantic might put their minds at ease. [Read More]
PHILIP TERZIAN It's becoming increasingly unlikely that Roy Moore will be elected to the Senate—or, perhaps, endure as the Republican nominee for the seat once... [Read More]
PHILIP TERZIAN Amanda Hess, a David Carr Fellow at the New York Times, who "writes about Internet culture for the [Times] Arts section," recently took... [Read More]
PHILIP TERZIAN Last week's release of surviving documents on the assassination of John F. Kennedy was not the first time the federal government has made... [Read More]
At this juncture, we can stipulate that President Trump would probably have been well advised to follow Gen. John Kelly's reported advice and write a... [Read More]
By the time you read this, it is entirely possible that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will have resigned his office in despair and frustration.... [Read More]
Before Jack Henry Abbott, there was Edgar Smith. Abbott was a Utah forger, bank robber, and killer whose series of essay-letters to Norman Mailer about... [Read More]
PHILIP TERZIAN One day, when he was running for the Democratic nomination for president in 1976, Jimmy Carter was asked what he thought about Hubert... [Read More]
For those of us who wish (or hope) that Donald Trump may ultimately settle into something resembling a conventional president, his ex-chief strategist Stephen Bannon... [Read More]
A congressman insults John Kelly's service—and nobody notices. [Read More]
Philip Terzian We Americans are a resilient people, but like resilient people everywhere, we need the occasional interlude of rest and relaxation. [Read More]
PHILIP TERZIAN Readers will recall that just before memories of the Confederacy became an existential threat to national unity, Americans were worried about another—and surely... [Read More]
On the evening of Oct. 14, 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered one of his famous Fireside Chats to a national radio audience. What used... [Read More]