| 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 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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:41 PM
The Rialto school district, after assigning eighth-grade students to read a few sources on the Holocaust and write about whether it really happened, never did get back to the public on how many students concluded that there had not been such a Nazi...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Next summer on TNT will likely look quite a bit like this summer as the cable channel announced on Friday that it has renewed three of its summer dramas. "The Last Ship," "Major Crimes" and "Falling Skies" all will return for new seasons, with the...
| Aug 18, 2013
Re "Egypt military crackdown on Islamists kills hundreds," Aug. 15
Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's tragic inability to rule with an inclusive hand — but instead with an arbitrary, arrogantly draconian and...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:28 PM
When you're planning a vacation with kids, Doris Kearns Goodwin suggests mixing in a little history.
"Something rubs off," said the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. "People say maybe the kids are grumpy and such, but you often hear about a...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:08 AM
A frequent stop and embarkation port on New England/Canada and Bermuda voyages as well as starting point of some seasonal Caribbean cruises and an occasional stop on trans-Atlantic voyages, Boston has seen a dramatic increase in cruise business in...
| Oct 7, 2013
When the British army woke up on the morning of Oct. 7, 1781, one of the most decisive moments in the Siege of Yorktown and the winning of American independence had already come and gone.
American and French troops digging under the cover of darkness...
| Oct 9, 2013
The siege of Yorktown started with hordes of American and French soldiers wielding picks and shovels.
But not until three days later -- on Oct. 9, 1781 – did those same soldiers begin to dismantle nearly 200 years of British rule through the first...