| Aug 12, 2013
Afew weeks from now, a military judge will probably sentence Bradley Manning to serve several decades in prison for violating the Espionage Act of 1917. I feel a kinship with him. My parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were convicted of violating the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:05 PM
The National Security Agency is a “supercomputing powerhouse,” wrote ProPublica.org in July, with “machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second” -- but apparently it has no ability...
| Aug 2, 2013
The debate in Congress about cutting the food stamp program has sparked predictable clashes between those who want to help the poor and those who want to cut government spending. But strangely missing from the arguments is a shocking fact: The public,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:45 AM
A state tax examiner been fired after an investigation concluded that she misused taxpayer-funded resources to help her win election as a union officer, and to engage in part-time employment outside her government job.
Maryellen Greene, a state...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Pro-nationalism English Defence League activists seemed to be itching for a street brawl to break up a scheduled anti-nationalist demonstration in downtown Birmingham, England, on July 18, causing the city to mobilize more than 1,000 police — when...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Nothing has occurred recently, William and Mary athletic director Terry Driscoll said this week, that would prompt the school to consider bolting the Colonial Athletic Association for a new conference.
Driscoll pays attention to the landscape and said...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:20 AM
When Anthony Weiner continued to flaunt his dong across the Internet after a sexting scandal cost him everything, he didn't just betray his long-suffering wife (again). He also laid a blow to all of us sex-positive people who rushed to his defense when he...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Twenty-nine of the 56 summer workers at the state Department of Transportation this year have the same last name as a full-time DOT worker or official — increasing the appearance that, despite denials, family connections and favoritism play a role...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The FBI has released the file from its early 1990s investigation into LAPD conduct during Rodney King's beating and arrest.
The file consists almost entirely of press clippings from newspapers such as The Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and the...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Rosemary Bove, the $101,000-a-year state official who manages Connecticut's five "Welcome Centers" on interstate highways, didn't have to look very far for at least a couple of the young people who were hired in May to work in 13 highly-coveted summer...
| Jul 3, 2013
After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations "promptly."
Nearly 10 months later, the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Lake Bluff trustees sought clarification Monday night on a recent court decision in Illinois about emails and text messages sent during public meetings about public business.
Peter Friedman, village attorney and a partner at Holland & Knight said the...