Youngstown’s Million Dollar Playground

(by Vince Guerrieri) Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio, was an amusement park with a story similar to that of many other urban amusement parks. Built in 1899 by a street car company, it closed in 1984 after a devastating fire. In the eighty-six summers it was open, the park built fond memories for the many people who […]

America, Immigrants, and Reagan

(Richard Herman) Twenty-two years ago, President Ronald Reagan delivered his farewell address to the nation. It’s worth remembering that speech today, as the country starts the new year facing political division, acrimony, and a deadly rampage in Arizona. Indeed, you should pay special attention to the last six minutes of the speech. President Reagan’s words are […]