| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you're a reader looking for an author/book event this week, you're in luck. From sports to history, fiction, poetry and more, this week's calendar is full of opportunities for readers and writers to meet and chat about the topics they love.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Who was Maynard Evans?
Maynard Evans was my great uncle. I deeply regret his good name now being unfairly besmirched. Let me tell you more about him.
He was born in 1891 on Parramore Street in what is now downtown Orlando. His father died when he...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The images that come to mind when we think of Independence Day are wrapped in patriotism and healthy doses of red, white and blue. After all, standard Fourth of July fare includes Uncle Sam, marching bands, American flags, a good cover band and anything...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The Don Jose Verdugo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has installed a display about the Vietnam War at the Glendale Central Library to honor men and women who served and the families of those who did not return, including prisoners of...
| 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...
| 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 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 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....
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:21 AM
A couple of years ago on my birthday, I woke to my wife sitting next to me in bed holding a tiny wrapped box. It turned out to be a container of colored push pins, and when I responded with a combination of thanks and bewilderment, she laughed and...
| 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...