Earth Day was launched 41 years ago today by a US senator who was alarmed by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and inspired by the student antiwar movement.
The John F. Kennedy inaugural address was 50 years ago to the day and is the subject of Google’s Thursday home-page doodle.
‘But I need them!’ I exclaimed. Gently, my wife asked, ‘When did you last use them?’
The Monitor’s language columnist salutes her hero, the late William Safire.
The conservative writer won a Pulitzer Prize and a wide following for his New York Times columns on politics and language.
The decade is almost over, the Monitor's language columnist points out, and we still don't have a name for it.