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Route 66

For nearly six decades, a two-lane road, running 2,448 miles, connected Chicago to Los Angeles. It was the path to Western promise for "Okies" escaping the Dust...

The Press: Will Rogers Recycled

"I have been accused of being worried over this 'inflation.' I wasn't worried. I was just confused... When you are worried, you know what you are worried about,...

The Nation: Will Rogers' Endorsement

Humorist Will Rogers was never in any party's hip pocket. As he remarked in 1932, "This is not an election of parties or policies this fall. It's an election...

When Bad Things Are Caused by Good Nations

The event defied precedent. The U.S. Navy blew 290 people out of the sky -- victims whose only offense was the understandable desire to fly from Iran to Dubai...

Blaming Men, Not Machines

Navy brass had feared for weeks that the tragedy of Iran Air 655 would claim another victim: the controversial Aegis system aboard the U.S.S. Vincennes. How...

Theater: Old Cowhand

The stage is almost bare. A few props rivet the playgoer's eye: an ancient desk piled high with books and yesterday's newspapers, a sawhorse with a Western...

Books: Oklahoma Kidder

WILL ROGERS, THE MAN AND HIS TIMES by RICHARD M. KETCHUM 415 pages. American Heritage. $12.95. "I never met a man I didn't like," is his best-remembered...

Playing Tax Games

Uncle Sam is losing billions to artful dodgers The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. —Will Rogers Hal is one of a...

Oklahoma!

Where the graft comes sweepin' down the plain Humorist Will Rogers, Oklahoma's favorite son, once joshed a former U.S. Treasury Secretary: "Mac, knowing you...

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