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Entries by Kate Kelly from 12/2009

Battlefield Cycloramas: The "Movies" of One Hundred Years Ago

| Posted 12.01.2009 | Politics

Most of us love going to the movies. Whether we are there to be entertained, enlightened, or to be exposed to other worlds, we love sitting in the da...

During Times of War: Lincoln and the Holidays

| Posted 12.08.2009 | Style

In preparation for a panel discussion being held as part of the celebration of Lincoln's bicentennial, I began wondering how the holidays were viewed in Lincoln's time--particularly early in the Civil War.

Holiday Hazards You Never Thought Of

| Posted 12.14.2009 | Politics

Just as stores in 2009 took special precautions after a Wal-Mart worker was trampled by a frenzied crowd on Black Friday in 2008, stores in earlier ti...

The White House and Holidays of the Past

| Posted 12.22.2009 | Politics

Some of Truman's assistants had traveled to Havana over the holiday, and the President thought it might be fun to have customs agents "bottle them up" (detain them) for a good long while on their return home.

Health Care: Big Gains Come with Small Steps

| Posted 12.29.2009 | Politics

As we look toward Congressional action for 2010, we hope for passage of a "good enough" bill -- not a perfect bill -- that can be tinkered with.