| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Do you say a little prayer (for the markets, maybe) before you get down to work?
Since 1999, the wonderfully named town of Greece, N.Y., has been doing that. At town council meetings, a volunteer chaplain — generally but not invariably Christian...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:08 PM
This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bill that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks, on the premise that a fetus at that stage of development can feel pain. His Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a federal version of legislation...
| Nov 13, 2013
A bizarre act of revenge against a romantic rival was the unlikely genesis of an important debate in the Supreme Court last week about federal power, states' rights and the conduct of U.S. diplomacy.
The justices were asked to overturn the conviction of...
| Nov 10, 2013
Re "Prayer case bedevils Supreme Court," Nov. 7
Justice Antonin Scalia's concern that the Supreme Court might "stifle the manner in which [religious adherents] invoke their deity" can be resolved by a couple of minutes of silence when public meetings...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Justice Department has just obtained documents showing that JPMorgan Chase, Wall Street's biggest bank, has been hiring the children of China's ruling elite in order to secure "existing and potential business opportunities" from Chinese government-run...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:16 PM
WASHINGTON — In a regional air pollution battle with partisan overtones, the Obama administration appeared to make headway Tuesday in persuading the Supreme Court to allow tougher federal environmental standards to prevent ozone and other...
| Dec 15, 2013
The Supreme Court erred grievously this year when it permitted Maryland police to collect DNA samples from people who had been arrested and charged with serious crimes — samples that could then be used to match that person's genetic profile with...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A&E has found a new way to cash in on its bearded men, partnering with Red Interactive Agency for a "Duck Dynasty" iOS game.
"Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards" challenges fans of the redneck reality juggernaut to master the day-to-day tasks and...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Seriously, "Naked Vegas?" As titles go, isn't that kind of redundant? Still, this series from the producers of "Duck Dynasty" immediately stumbles where that program succeeded -- namely, in the casting process. Focusing on a body-painting business in...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:40 AM
HOUSTON -- Planned Parenthood and others opponents of new Texas abortion restrictions have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate an injunction blocking portions of the law concerning doctors’ admitting privileges.
The appeal was filed...