| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:19 PM
They were happily married and unhappily American.
Six months ago, Jerad and Amanda Miller left home in Indiana on a cross-country road trip with their two cats to start a new life in Las Vegas. Amanda, 22, had a part-time job at Hobby Lobby; Jerad, 31,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:48 PM
“The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." — Alexis de Tocqueville
On this Independence Day, I'm reminded of what an amazing country and city we have....
| Jul 12, 2014
What remarkable lives they led.
The five men, who hailed mostly from the pinnacle of French aristocracy, were liberals who threw off their own privileges to build a more equitable society. Individually, they danced with Marie Antoinette, fled the...
| Jun 27, 2014
According to standard narratives of the American Revolution, the military path toward independence began with a "shot heard round the world." But Claudio Saunt's "West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776" reveals that when the 13 colonies...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Here's a look at the big topics buzzing across the vast exhibit space on Day 2 of the three-day E3 video game industry show, being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
FOR THE RECORD
June 12, 9:14 a.m.: In the June 12 Business...
| 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 4, 2014
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 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
One of my favorite lines about American history comes from a French Canadian movie. It’s in “The Barbarian Invasions” and it is spoken by a left-wing Canadian history professor who is dying. He takes a moment to marvel at the all-star...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:44 AM
HARTFORD — Gold Street forms a gentle, S-shaped ribbon of no more than a tenth of a mile between Main Street and Bushnell Park, past Carl Andre's Stone Field Sculpture and the gate to the final resting place of the city's founders.
| 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...