The European Union and the United States approved new sanctions aimed at members of the regime of Belarussian President Alyaksander Lukashenko on Friday, months into a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protests following an Aug. 9 election that Western observers have denounced as rigged. According to an announcement from the U.S. […]

I was reading Michael Smith’s chronicle of designing the Obama White House, feeling serene, marinating in a luxurious world of wine-colored swatches and embossed mohair velvet and carpet border details desperately in need of tweaking. Suddenly, I was confronted with violence. Beneath a black-and-white picture of Jacqueline Kennedy looking at […]

OMB added, “Such provisions would degrade the ability of USDA to move more families forward, provide equitable treatment across state lines, and effectively target program resources to households most in need. This is particularly concerning as the ABAWD rule moves work-capable adults toward and into employment while providing appropriate flexibility […]

The Master Bath   The Taft bath tub before installation, circa 1911 The Master Bath is a large full bathroom with separate tub and shower stall. Under Franklin Pierce, running hot baths and showers came to the family floor, likely with a wood-stalled commode and porcelain sink. It had faux […]