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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Dr. Benjamin Church, Spy'

    No less an authority than the American Revolution historian Thomas Fleming calls Dr. Benjamin Samuel Church Jr. "the least known and most dangerous spy in American history."

  • Southern Ill. man charged with wife's slaying

    Police say a southern Illinois woman has died after being shot in the head.

  • Southern Ill. man accused of trying to kill wife

    A southern Illinois man is being held without bond after authorities say he shot his wife in the head.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Cost of Liberty'

    The subject in this thoughtful and highly readable biography is John Dickinson, "the most underrated of all the founders."

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: End doesn't justify means in Wisconsin

    John Adams said, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion ... . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Prosecutorial abuse is a particularly pernicious example falling within the scope of Adams' warning. How can justice prevail when individuals are willing to allow political passion, fueled by an overriding commitment to a particular end, to twist the means by which that end is reached?

  • Sen. Marco Rubio R-Fla. speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    FEULNER: Faith and freedom depend on each other

    The Founders held religion-based virtue as essential for self-rule

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    DIBACCO: The first 'greatest generation'

    There are many heroes in the story of the American Revolution, and the historian is at a loss to name the greatest of this first generation of Americans.

  • During his residency next week, John Adams will present emerging musicians such as violinist Jennifer Koh and will conduct music by himself and others that prove classical music is as relevant as ever.

    Composer John Adams making old musical forms new

    John Adams has been one of the best known and most admired composers of the past several decades. His famously minimalist yet emotionally maximalist music has served as an aggressive repudiation of the common stereotype that classical music is a form hopelessly stuck in a past in which wealthy patrons sit silently in lavishly appointed concert halls listening to the works of composers who lived centuries ago.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    NAPOLITANO: Why we should mistrust the government

    It should come as no surprise that President Obama told Ohio State University students at a graduation ceremony last week that they should not question authority and they should reject the calls of those who do.

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