| Aug 22, 2013
Prominent commentators, including Leslie Gelb, John Bolton and Bret Stephens, are counseling the Obama administration to swallow its qualms about the military coup in Cairo and embrace the generals as the best alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood. This...
| Apr 23, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Political scientist Louis Brownlow once famously lauded Franklin D. Roosevelt's advisors' "passion for anonymity." Gone are the days.
Today's Washington operatives more closely resemble Norma Desmond in "Sunset Blvd." — characters consumed by...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:31 AM
SANFORD, Fla. -- A six-woman jury spent Saturday morning contemplating George Zimmerman’s fate in what has become one of the most watched, debated and tweeted-about murder cases in the nation.
Security at the criminal justice center where the...
| 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 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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:09 PM
Let us now praise one of the many legacies that prove that, in addressing its citizens' economic dignity, the America of the Thirties was smarter and more humane than the America of today.
The example at hand is the minimum wage law.