| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Since 1899, the Coast Guard's shipyard at Curtis Bay has added years to the life of the sea-battered fleet, repairing and upgrading hundreds of cutters before sending them back on patrol.
So in 2002 when shipyard officials looked at the future and saw...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Four years before the 2012 election, just after the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, I met Nate Silver and he explained how he had been reasonably certain that Obama would pass Clinton on Super Tuesday, and by how much....
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:43 PM
There are certain newspaper traditions I love and one of them is drawing
editorial cartoons during the Christmas season. There's an abundance of
metaphors to use even when the news is bad, and that's almost all the time
in Editorial Cartoonland.
| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:04 PM
After losing to No. 14 John Carroll by one goal in overtime of Wednesday's season opener, Maryvale's girls lacrosse players must have felt stuck in a Groundhog Day funk.
The No. 12 Lions had suffered three of their past four losses by one goal —...
| Jan 29, 2013
How odd it is to hear an artist you respect and appreciate suggest she doesn’t have the pipes to tackle her words.
“If I had the money, I don’t even know if I would be singing my own songs,” says rapper/singer/poet Dessa, a solo...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:46 AM
AccuWeather.com released its spring weather outlook this morning, and it includes seasonable weather that one doesn't need a meteorology degree to predict: winter storm chances for the East Coast in February and March and milder temperatures not until...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:07 PM
I am so completely pessimistic and cynical about this country being able to pass any meaningful gun control laws as long as the right to bear arms is sanctified, enshrined and beatified by the United States Constitution. To end the gun culture we have...
| Feb 2, 2013
The holidays are long over, but your desire to keep throwing parties isn't. Today is Groundhog Day after all, and tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday. Then there's Lincoln's Birthday (which promises to be more popular than ever this year thanks to Steven...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
At 7:20 a.m. Saturday Punxsutawney Phil will leave his burrow at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., for the 123rd time and prognosticate how much longer winter will last. If Phil sees his shadow and returns to his burrow it means six more weeks of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Sharaya Smith was visiting a New Port Richey park along with her daughter, 4, and her three-year old nephew on Groundhog Day when a stranger came out of the bushes who claimed to be President Obama and allegedly told her that he was here "to rid the world...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The winter storm that walloped the Great Plains today entered the Chicago area late Thursday and will linger through the morning commute on Friday, possibly dumping up to half a foot of snow here.
As of 9 p.m. a winter weather advisory is in effect for...