| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:56 AM
I had an occasion to re-read The Crucible recently. I have always thought it was a great tool to get students thinking about the "Red" scares in our history as far back as the early 1900s. While Arthur Miller was certainly addressing McCarthyism in his...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:30 AM
WASHINGTON — A year after his reelection triumph, President Obama is facing an awkward question from friends and foes alike: Why can't he run the government as well as he ran his campaign?
What with the IRS targeting of tea party groups; the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The images of the destruction and death were the only thing on the news in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's Louisiana landfall eight years ago today.
Katrina, which had formed on Aug. 23 and made its way across Florida as a Category 1 hurricane grew...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 9:32 PM
In case you missed it, the lead on Dana Milbank's op-ed published in Friday's Tribune: WASHINGTON — A poll of Louisiana Republicans released last week contained some strange news for President Barack Obama: Twenty-nine percent of them said he was......
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:51 PM
John T. "Jock" Menzies III, chairman of The Terminal Corp. and founder, president and chairman of American Logistics Aid Network, died Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured in an accident at his Arnold home. He was 69.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Continuing to ramp up for its late summer launch, Al Jazeera America announced the hire of four news anchors.
The New York City-based cable news network will be available in some 50 million households starting in late August. Its parent company, Al...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Al Jazeera America continues to beef up its on-air team in advance of launching next month.
The cable news channel has hired its first four news anchors -- Jonathan Betz, Richelle Carey, Morgan Fogarty and Del Walters. All will work out of Al Jazeera...
| Jul 21, 2013
No matter how much horsepower you produce, you can't outrun math.
Like automakers General Motors and Chrysler a few years earlier, Detroit late last week finally acknowledged its numbers never would add up and filed for bankruptcy protection. This is...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Lindsay Moynihan has always liked to tell stories.
The 28-year-old Orlando resident wrote her first novel in college — "I was a little homesick," she says — but it remains unpublished.
Book number 2, though, is one of the first to be...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The witness bore no resemblance to actor Brad Pitt or former Secretary of State Colin Powell, but she testified Friday that she typed letters and emails that appeared to come from them and the messages were sent to best-selling romance novelist Jude...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 12:59 PM
One of the downsides of our ascendant era of writerly TV drama — wherein networks are constantly luring away playwrights with big checks — is that new plays by young authors now often feel more like spec treatments or screenplays than juicy...