Books and Literature

Books and Literature

Book reviews, poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

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WASHINGTON, September 19, 2015 – I'm glad I'm not a refugee in Europe right now. All those folks who have crossed over from Hungary...

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A new app, created by Levar Burton and Reading Rainbow, makes the joy of reading accessible for a whole new generation

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A poem about bugs - but not things that bug you

Image of Pope Francis (courtesy

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John Boehner has been inviting the Pope(s) to visit Congress for nearly two decades. Pope Francis is the first to say yes.

Donald Trump caricature.

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WASHINGTON, July 20, 2015 – Donald Trump, aka “The Donald,” sure knows how to grab a headline. The controversial Republican presidential candidate recently fired...

Remote Continuous Miner.

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Coal Miners Pay for Fundamental Change Mines are closing almost every month. Sawmills that provide wooden support beams for the tunnels are laying off workers,...

Chinese retail convention.

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WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 — On Killer Painkillers: A Lament "The Food and Drug Administration warned last week that the risk of heart attack and stroke from...

The London Eye.

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Riding a Ferris Wheel Who doesn't like a Ferris wheel, a toy beyond compare, that starts you at the bottom, then lifts you to heaven's air? Circling...

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American Kiss asks the important questions, including what is the future of America and can we save it...

Chris Christie.

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Chris Christie Wants to Be Our President Chris Christie is a paragon of virtue and of candor: Away from truth he never has attempted to meander. He...

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