| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Yes, Obamacare's website debacle is a problem for the healthcare reform program and for many customers still unable to apply for and secure health insurance. But no, it's not the first time a big government program experienced birth pangs.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:50 AM
There is much to praise in President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair. She's a superbly qualified economist with an excellent eye for emerging trends.
Yellen wasn't alone among Fed governors in predicting the coming...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Trafficking in a mixture of chamber music, intricate post-rock and jazz, the Claudia Quintet has carved out a distinctive niche under the leadership of Grammy-nominated drummer/composer John Hollenbeck (even if it's obviously a challenge to define where...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:00 AM
When I was 13, my seventh-grade history teacher upbraided me in front of the entire class for being rude and disrespectful to our Founding Fathers. My crime? I had asked how she squared her (rather alarming) passion for Thomas Jefferson with the fact that...
| Jul 17, 2013
Brain scans: An article in the July 15 Section A about brain scans of prison inmates said Owen D. Jones, a Vanderbilt University professor of law and biology, had come to view the lack of empathy displayed by psychopaths as a missing skill, akin to a...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 11:19 AM
SANFORD, Fla. -- The white-haired old man waded into the crowd that was shouting “Justice for Trayvon!” in the shade of the courthouse here Saturday, smiling as he murmured, “George Zimmerman is an innocent man.”
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:22 PM
SANFORD, Fla. -- Before the jury in the George Zimmerman murder case brought back its verdict the judge warned those in the courtroom against any untoward displays of emotion or outbursts.
Zimmerman stood at the defendant’s table with his...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Drowsy from watching hours of unedited World War II film footage, Ray Begovich snapped to attention when one eight-second snippet flashed before him.
Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College in Indiana, was visiting the National Archives...
| Sep 9, 2013
Over the next few days, the largest national group of unions, the AFL-CIO, meets in Los Angeles to look at ways to stem the long-term decline of American unions. African Americans and other people of color have a lot at stake.
Many people think of a...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:12 PM
A rare photograph has surfaced apparently showing an elevator added to the battleship Iowa, one of a handful of adaptations made to the vessel for wheelchair-user President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II.
Officials with the Iowa -- now a...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:35 AM
An E-Z-Go golf cart, a Yamaha grand piano, some Lladro figurines. It's the stuff of two long and remarkable lives — the lives of Bob and Dolores Hope. He lived to be 100, she 102, and together they hosted more than six decades' worth of presidents...