Theodore Roosevelt

Eric Garner’s Mother: NYPD Does Not Need DOJ Action to Prosecute Pantaleo

The mother of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man killed in a police chokehold, says Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill do not …

Justice

Trump's trouble in the polls: Approval rating 'lowest on record'

We cannot really say we have never seen anything like this before.<p>The United States has had its populist presidents – Andrew Jackson in the 1830s and Theodore Roosevelt in the early 20th century. Both were volatile, bullies, self-styled “tribunes” or “stewards” of the people, and truly racist.<p>We …

Opinion

The Old New York of “The Alienist” Is Thrillingly Alive — but Its Serial-Killer Plotting Is Too Last-Century

Critics who type faster than they think sometimes insist that a city emphasized in a work of popular narrative art is actually like “a character.” …

New York City

Americans Aren’t Ready for Another Big War

At the beginning of his book, <i>The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire</i>, Stephen Kinzer explains that Americans’ …

War

The Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2018

Now that we’re a couple weeks into the new year, we can start being honest with ourselves and put aside those pesky resolutions that we made in favor …

TV

We can thank Teddy Roosevelt and Coca-Cola for Cuba libres

For decades, the United States has had a complicated relationship with an independent Cuba, which is why it’s interesting to consider America’s …

Cuba

Honestly, How Do You Screw Up the National Parks?

Ryan Zinke is on the case.<p>Ryan (The Gulfstream Cowboy) Zinke, who presides over the Department of the Interior with all the devotion that a scythe has for wheat, has managed in less than a year to do something that I didn’t think was politically possible. He’s screwed up the national parks. Nine of …

Ryan Zinke

Trump's Interior secretary can't seem to stay out of trouble

As 2017 came to a close, the Interior Department published a “comprehensive list of accomplishments” in its first year under Secretary Ryan Zinke’s …

Ryan Zinke

Citing ‘Inexcusable’ Treatment, Advisers Quit National Parks Panel

<i>Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — The majority of members of the National Parks System Advisory Board, which advises the federal government on management of the country’s national parks, have jointly …

National Parks

Arlington Heights woman dies shortly after celebrating 110th birthday

Weeks after celebrating her 110th birthday and earning the rare distinction of becoming an official supercentenarian, an Arlington Heights woman died.<p>Lois Arbanas, 110, died Dec. 26, just weeks after being treated to a slice of chocolate cake and a glass of cabernet sauvignon during a birthday …

Why 9 of the 12 National Park Advisory Board Members Just Quit Their Jobs

For a man who called himself “a Theodore Roosevelt guy,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke seems to have remarkably little interest in championing the …

Ryan Zinke

Commentary: The Olympics will only make the Korea crisis worse

In the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, scheduled for Feb. 9 to 25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, representatives of the two Koreas have suddenly …

Kim Il-sung

In praise of Michael Gove and his reusable cup

I’m drinking coffee as a write this. That’s not unusual. I drink a lot of coffee, much of it bought from the Pret a Manger that is almost dangerously close to my office in Westminster. (I judge my days by how many meals I eat from that Pret: often two and sometimes three. My life is <i>awesome</i>.)<p>What is …

Theresa May

Valuing Uncertainties

When you are ten years into an era where growth stocks have outperformed value stocks, stock promoters turn from fundamentals to futuristic fantasies.<p>…

Finance

Teddy Roosevelt’s New York headed to the small screen

NYC’s great. Shove taxes, crowds, expenses, rudeness, traffic, lousy street hot dogs and construction. Where else can you find a crate of VIPs on an …

P. T. Barnum

This Huge Women’s March Drowned Out a Presidential Inauguration in 1913

As Woodrow Wilson and his aides waited for the train to pull into the station, they braced themselves for crowds and chaos. The Democratic nominee …

Activism

C.I.A., Donald Trump, Simone Biles: Your Wednesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Arrest in collapse of spy network</b><p>• It was one of the U.S. intelligence service’s worst failures in years: China dismantled American spying operations and killed or imprisoned more than a dozen C.I.A. …

Donald Trump

'Americans' Review: Detailed Portrait of a People

Washington<p>Until you enter the fine new exhibition, “Americans,” at the National Museum of the American Indian, you might not realize what afterward seems obvious. American Indians have lost territorial battles and suffered the fate of the vanquished, but they have emerged triumphant in an unusual …

Opinion

Does It Take a Shrink to Evaluate Trump?

The traits that alarm some are baseline features, not signs of a disease process.

Opinion

The Battle Over America's Wilderness

Not since the days of the Wild West has the public land picture seemed so unsettled.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>For less than a year, Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument …

Backpacking

The 2016 Election Totally Changed Obama Doc The Final Year

For a significant portion of the United States, Greg Barker’s <i>The Final Year</i> will be a challenging watch. Not because of its form — it’s a relatively …

Entertainment

Even Experts Can’t Agree On Monuments–And That’s Okay

A group of architects, historians, and artists came together to decide whether to keep four of N.Y.C.’s most controversial monuments. Here’s what happened.<p>Take a read through New York City’s new report on its public monuments, and you’ll come away with the distinct sense that the complex debate …

Columbus Day

Second Serve: Starting from the bottom

Why am I doing this?<p>Why, on the wrong side of 30, in possession of a full-time broadcasting career, am I pushing myself to compete in sanctioned …

Denis Shapovalov

New York's Columbus Escapes a Toppling

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio last week announced the city will retain monuments to disputed figures like Columbus and Theodore Roosevelt but “focus on adding nuance and details.” As an immigrant from Kenya, where all colonial symbols were removed at independence, I kept my head down as the Robert …

Opinion

Baltimore Orioles Greats: The Mount Rushmore of Birdland

BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 24: The Baltimore Orioles mascot waves the American Flag during the seventh inning stretch against the Tampa Bay Rays at …

Baltimore Orioles

Will century-old Impossible Railroad finally thrive, delivering billions in economic activity?

In Jacumba Hot Springs, less than a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border, Robert Smith lives in an old stationmaster’s house that once serviced the …

California

Statue of surgeon who practiced on black slaves axed from Central Park

<b>A statue of a pioneering gynecologist who developed his skills by practicing on healthy black slaves is to be removed from Central Park.</b><p>New York City …

Bill de Blasio

'The Alienist': TV Review

Caleb Carr's bestseller finally makes it to the screen in a TNT adaptation full of solid performances and gorgeous, creepy visuals.<p>When Caleb Carr's</i> …

TV

Boys’ basketball Top 20: Paul VI climbs to No. 1, with WCAC rivals close behind

For the first time in the new year, the boys’ basketball Top 20 has a new No. 1.<p>In perhaps one of the toughest weeks the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference schedule offers this season, Gonzaga had to face the league’s other top squads, Paul VI and DeMatha, in three days. While the Eagles lost …

College Basketball

Art Industry News: Vogue Drops Bruce Weber and Mario Testino After Harassment Exposé + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, Sotheby’s will offer a fresh-to-market Picasso in London and some ask: will cryptocurrencies change the art market?<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News</i> …

Art