Theodore Roosevelt

The Elephant Hunter of Trump Tower

Donald Trump Jr. came in for some merciless mocking when he posed in this newspaper in a grunge-era flannel shirt, sitting awkwardly atop a tree stump at the family estate, looking glum and lonely. A rejected Cialis ad was one of the kinder suggestions.<p>But look deeper. Buried in that profile was …

Opinion

Watch a Young Mary Berry Put Fish in the Blender in These Amazing Vintage Cooking Segments

Since Netflix released two seasons of the BBC’s <i>Great British Bake Off</i> (under the pseudonym <i>Great British Baking Show</i>) to the masses, Americans have …

Dessert

Teddy Roosevelt Drank an Unholy Amount of Coffee

Theodore Roosevelt was very likely America's most caffeinated president. Though other commanders-in-chief have been known to knock back a cup or two …

U.S. Presidency

Two of Every Animal (and More) | Roundtable

In 1893, Theodore Roosevelt wrote that it “has been my good luck to kill every kind of game properly belonging to the United States.” Having …

Nature

Why Work Doesn't Have To Suck

There seems to be a consensus right now that work is the devil, that it's making us all ill with burnout and driving us toward an early grave.<p>Well, I disagree. To me, work is brilliant. Work is life.<p>Some people might think that this is sad, but I can sincerely say that I live to work, not work to …

MY THINX RIDE

**This is a personal statement from me, Miki, as a human being, not as a representative of THINX. Since the original story has now mushroomed into a …

Developing Countries

Presidential Penmanship: The Best Books by U.S. Presidents

With nearly four dozen books to his name, Theodore Roosevelt may be the White House’s most prolific author (although Jimmy Carter is nipping at his heels). <i>Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail</i> is one of Teddy’s earliest and best known works. Originally published in 1888 and written with his …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Trump Will Visit Andrew Jackson’s Grave in Nashville

President Donald J. Trump’s admiration for Andrew Jackson is well known. He hung his portrait in the Oval Office, and last spring criticized the Treasury Department’s decision to take Jackson off the front of the $20 bill.<p>“I think Andrew Jackson had a great history, and I think it’s very rough when …

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Bill Shorten is playing us all for fools

The Fair Work Commission recommendation on penalty rates simply reflects the changed world we live in. It's been too long coming. Sunday rates in …

Bill Shorten

The 10 most Buffalo things to do while you're here for the NCAA

This is the month that people from around the country will do something they never planned – maybe never even considered: pay a visit to Buffalo, N.Y.<p>…

Buffalo

87. Stop Saying “Interesting”

<i>I just saw Get Out. It was interesting.</i><p><i>The 520 bridge is out of commission this weekend.</i><p><i>Oh, that’s interesting.</i><p><i>I’m reading a book about Theodore</i> …

National Parks

7 Strategies for Creating a Culture of Caring at Your Business

Teddy Roosevelt enjoyed a tough-guy persona, but one quote widely attributed to him shows his softer side: “No one cares how much you know until they …

Leadership

Sean Astin Set as Theodore Roosevelt in TNT's 'The Alienist'

Astin will play the then-police commissioner of New York City in the upcoming drama.<p>Sean Astin has some very big shoes to fill.<p><i>The Lord of the Rings</i> …

Movies

Barack Obama’s Politically Active Post-Presidency Isn’t Normal, or Good

Just as his limited résumé and celebrity candidacy helped open the door for President Trump’s run, his politicking since leaving office may be setting a dangerous precedent.<p>In a break from modern tradition, former President Barack Obama appears to be wading back into political waters.<p>“It’s coming. …

Barack Obama

Two graduate students receive fellowships

Two MSU master's students have been awarded the annual Theodore Roosevelt Conservation and Environmental Leadership Fellowship.

Education

Teddy Roosevelt, Ryan Zinke and the horses they rode in on

On Thursday, a sturdy horse clip-clopped down C Street NW in Washington, carrying new Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to work for his first day on the job. Zinke, flanked by U.S. Park Police officers, wore a cowboy hat and boots. Tonto, his forelock tossing in the breeze, was a steady mount.<p>The image …

Ryan Zinke

5 Steps to Overcoming the Entrepreneurial Blues

Adventure is what life and business are about.<p>Life -- including the mundane moments, unmet expectations and plain old enduring -- seems like a drag to many people. To others, these challenges are the spices of life. This last group are quite often entrepreneurs.<p>Perspective can be a drag.<p>Perspective …

Success

What would Teddy Roosevelt have to say about new Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke?

The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Zinke, whose Twitter bio proudly proclaims him a “Teddy Roosevelt fan.”<p>Roosevelt, also a Republican, was no …

Environmentalism

Interior Secretary: Conservative Record, With Deviations

WHITEFISH, Mont. — As a child in this town at the edge of the Continental Divide, Ryan Zinke cut his own trails through alpine forest, swam laps in Whitefish Lake and hiked the snow-packed paths of nearby Glacier National Park.<p>Later, as an Eagle Scout, he traced how railroad oil spilled into the …

National Parks

'The True Flag' traces America's leap into empire-building in summer 1898

Avarice and arrogance, cloaked in rhetoric about humanitarian intervention, prompted an expensive foreign war that proved more intractable than any …

American History

Can the World Beat Climate Change Without the U.S.?

For anyone with an interest in ensuring our planet remains livable, the news of late could not be more dire. Scott Pruitt, the head of the …

Climate Change

Dad Leaving Embarrassing Comments on Your Feeds? Let Him

<b>My dad leaves incredibly embarrassing comments under every photo I post to Facebook and Instagram. What should I do?</b><p>Let’s face it: Dads are …

Love tattoos? This exhibit has 300 years of ink

Dorothy Parker had one. So did Teddy Roosevelt, Winston Churchill’s mother and my father, a Navy man.<p>I’m talking tattoos, the vivid subject of a …

Lifestyle

Buffalo breaks 111-year-old record for high temp

At 12:10, the thermometer crested to 70 degrees at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.<p>That broke a 111-year-old daily record of 67 …

Climate

How To Host The Perfect Oscar Party

A helpful guide.<p>The Academy Awards are this weekend. The stars are out and they’re shining, my friends, and they will shine no brighter than on this …

Snacks

The Best and the Worst Presidents

Abraham Lincoln, who preserved the Union and ended slavery, is our greatest president while immediate predecessor James Buchanan, who dithered and …

Conservative POV

Nick Dupree Fought To Live 'Like Anyone Else'

Disability rights activist Nick Dupree died last weekend. Tomorrow would have been his 35th birthday.<p>Back in 2003, he told NPR: "I want a life. I just want a life. Like anyone else. Just like your life. Or anyone else's life."<p>He got that life.<p>Dupree had a severe neuromuscular disease and was living …

Wilson boys win first title since 1984; Mya Moye leads Anacostia past Bell

The Tigers roughed up the Rough Riders to earn their first DCIAA championship since 1984.<p>The Tigers roughed up the Rough Riders to earn their first DCIAA championship since 1984.<p>Ayinde Hikim looked over his shoulders to make sure he was alone, then peeked at the packed bleachers to his left, seeing …

College Basketball

Hit Show Snap Impression Coming to Philly!

Comedians, start your impressions! New York’s hit comedy series will be making it’s way down to Good Good Comedy theater this March 4 at 8:30 p.m. …

Kermit the Frog

Here’s how black newspapers rank the U.S. presidents

Americans celebrate both Black History Month and presidential leadership in February. This is no coincidence. In 1926, the historian Carter G. Woodson urged his Association for the Study of Negro Life and History to set aside February for its special focus on black history in part because it was …

Black History