The basic Republican position isn't that hard to understand. It is: "We are going to deny Barack Obama a third Supreme Court pick, unless Hillary Clinton wins the presidency." That is precisely what some of them believe.
Copious amounts of green beer, funny hats and great times you probably don't remember - we're familiar with the typical St. Patrick's Day shenanigans....
Ironically, being rejected by the St. Patrick's Parade organizers in the early 1990s caused me to take a closer look at a tradition and culture that has brought a great deal of meaning to my life.
It's St. Patrick's Day and Illinois could use a little luck o' the Irish. That might not be too hard to find -- according to the U.S. Census, more than 33 million people in the U.S. claimed Irish ancestry in 2013. That's seven times higher than the population of Ireland itself!
The Irish and the Italians were both large Catholic immigrant groups. And in my parents' case, they also had ten children of their own! Pete called Lucy "Red" which never made sense to us kids since our mother was a blonde. Ah, but Lucy had been a stunning redhead when Pete met her! Lucy called Pete "Barney." Something to do with Barney Google apparently.
We will be taking the opportunity to revisit some incredible books by Irish authors, from enduring classics to powerful memoirs to contemporary novels that are taking the literary world by storm. So take your pick and spend this March 17th celebrating Ireland through the written word.
This is a beautifully damp cake. The rye-stout combo, while bold in its own right, hangs back and lets the chocolate notes take center stage.
By Evelyn Kanter for the Orbitz Travel Blog As the saying goes, everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, but not every city has the same way of celebr...
This time of year I love to celebrate this sisterhood and wanted to take the time to share with you what you need to know about the Irish Sistah's you will run into this week.
My mother embraced all things Irish: shamrocks, soda bread and fishermen's sweaters. She chose St. Patrick's Day for my father's funeral and, the night before, she mended the old green, white and orange flag so we could fly it at the house during a reception following the service.
By the CheapTickets Blog Editors for the CheapTickets Blog Sure, St. Patrick's Day is meant to honor Ireland's patron saint but in reality, the h...
For years, WDBJ7 has hosted a live broadcast of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Roanoke. Management had asked who wanted to emcee the event, and Alison immediately volunteered. I miss her stories, and I miss her at the parade she should have been covering this year.
It's a universal story. He benefited by the sacrifices of others and then gave back, as I believe we all wish to do, and none more so than those newly arriving on our shores today.
I'm not sure that Ireland is the first place that comes to mind when you think of culinary travels. Italy is probably the place for that. But we ate some wonderful food in Ireland! The Irish breakfasts we had at B&Bs were divine. Fish and Chips and Mushy Peas were also common and delicious. Seafood is fresh and abundant.
By Andrew DePietro, GBR Staff Writer St. Patrick's Day has become as much an American holiday as it is Irish. Every year...
The cultural forces that allowed the Fifth Avenue parade organizers to keep gay groups out still exist, but they are no longer prevalent. This year, thanks to the dedication and hard work of activists (involving protests, civil disobedience and arrests), Irish gay groups are being included in the "official" St. Patrick's Day parade.