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Politics Of The United States

BOOK EXCERPT: Washington's close call

BOOK EXCERPT: Washington's close call

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of excerpts from the new book, "On Lincoln's Side."

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Salmon P. Chase resignation letter

Salmon P. Chase resignation letter

Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase's resignation with President Abraham Lincoln's endorsement on the back.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
BOOK EXCERPT: Lincoln's Treasury secretary resigns

BOOK EXCERPT: Lincoln's Treasury secretary resigns

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of excerpts from the new book, "On Lincoln's Side."

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Seeking the ultimate ‘redress of grievances’

GUEST COMMENTARY: Seeking the ultimate ‘redress of grievances’

How does the First Amendment get caught up in a controversial death penalty case in which the means of execution — not the conviction — was the final issue?

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

VALPARAISO | Elizabeth "Betty" Brier remembers brimming with patriotism seven decades ago, following in the footsteps of five brothers by enlisting in the military during World War II.

May 24, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Reform won't come from uncontested power

MARC CHASE: Reform won't come from uncontested power

Perhaps Lake County Republicans aren't endangered species after all. Maybe it's time to retract the characterization I've made in past columns of a minuscule number of conservatives wandering the region.

February 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: National 'architect' offers local GOP blueprint

MARC CHASE: National 'architect' offers local GOP blueprint

Conventional wisdom dictates rampant political corruption radiating from certain members of a county political party — coupled with excessive government taxing and spending — should create the perfect environment for fresh faces to sweep into elected offices.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Leaders should live by, not just recall, Lincoln's words

MARC CHASE: Leaders should live by, not just recall, Lincoln's words

"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ..."

November 19, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

While Republicans on the national scene take their lumps over their role in the federal government shutdown, Lake County conservatives are expressing optimism for a strengthening foothold in local politics.

October 12, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Education board appointment a spoil of political war

MARC CHASE: Education board appointment a spoil of political war

"To the victor belongs the spoils." - This famous quote from former New York Sen. William L. Marcy has been ringing true in our political system for generations.

October 01, 2013 12:00 am
New book exposes Lincoln's obscure early career

New book exposes Lincoln's obscure early career

I had never realized that Abraham Lincoln was a captain in the Black Hawk War in Western Illinois in 1832 – indeed, I had never even heard of that war. But its impact on the young Lincoln, who witnessed atrocities against civilians by Native Americans and who also had to protect an elderly P…

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
THURM FERREE: In which direction is the United States headed?

THURM FERREE: In which direction is the United States headed?

Many of us are asking: Where is the United States going? We are in the middle of a presidential campaign, and members of Congress are in a quandary. The trust in government these days ranks at about 12 percent and the president at about 44 percent, so we are in for a negative campaign tellin…

January 26, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Daniels reply to Obama could be springboard to '16 presidential run

MARK KIESLING: Daniels reply to Obama could be springboard to '16 presidential run

Tuesday night was Mitch Daniels' Barack Obama moment.

January 25, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Daniels' departure leaves unfortunate void

MARK KIESLING: Daniels' departure leaves unfortunate void

In one way, I am sorry to see the exit of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels from the Republican presidential contest in 2012.

May 25, 2011 12:00 am
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