| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shuffled the deck in New England public affairs Tuesday when it ruled that there shall be a referendum in the Bay State this fall on legalizing state licensed casinos. This was good news on many counts.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:19 PM
One of the most historic properties in the Commonwealth that predates the American Revolution and the Civil War may soon have a new owner.
Bill Londrey, a partner and broker with Tranzon Fox -- a national real estate brokerage firm overseeing the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Each year, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) present the Good Citizenship Award to youth who demonstrate outstanding character, dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. In June, the Judea Chapter of DAR honored high school students...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Police Maj. Gary Gardner is scheduled to formally take the reins of the Howard County Police Department as its new chief after William McMahon retires June 30.
McMahon, 51, has served as chief since being named by County Executive Ken Ulman in 2006....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Matthew Stewart wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The United States was not founded as a Christian nation. The principles that inspired the American Revolution, he argues in "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic," belong...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:40 PM
You learned in school about what happened in July 1776, and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right?
Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Thomas Piketty, writing from France, is the latest person to sound an alarm about the growing inequality of income and wealth. But his ideas have distinctly American roots that date to the country's formation.
The American Revolution was in part a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, July 4:
When did the concept of "freedom" become conflated with "selfishness"?
We started wondering about this back in April, when Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was burning through...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:59 PM
WASHINGTON — There were multiple factors in the defeat of Illinois’ Peter Roskam at the hands of a Louisiana lawmaker in his bid Thursday for the GOP’s third-ranking job in the House of Representatives.
Southern lawmakers were keen for...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
It's the job of a spy to be covert, secretive, undercover. But a quick glance at TV's current landscape reveals that spies are far from in hiding: There's FX's lauded "The Americans," AMC's new "Turn," Showtime's Emmy-winning "Homeland" and even BBC...