| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:47 PM
To us, biomedical research is not an abstract idea funded by wasteful government spending. It is work done by driven and passionate young people like ourselves who want to save lives -- but that work requires money, resources, and time.
We are a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:05 PM
It's a piece of history that many in Maryland want to forget: an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in squalid conditions, were given few helpful treatments and were made the subjects of experiments...
| Sep 20, 2013
Pegged to the 2008-09 Great Recession, "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve" is a disconcerting documentary on the central bank's influence over America's past and present economic crises. After breezing through a crash course on the Fed's...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
I was the officer of the day at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, a stopover for Marines coming from and going to Vietnam. I was going. Since I was junior, I pulled the duty.
I was to supervise the movie in the enlisted men's club, referred to as “Dodge City&...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Chicago Public Schools offered some welcome news Monday to principals wrestling with tight budgets, saying funding will not be cut for schools whose enrollment on the 20th day of classes was lower than projected.
The district is in the first year of a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:14 PM
About 80,000 jobless Californians have been cut off from unemployment benefits because of a computer glitch that could take weeks to resolve.
The Employment Development Department upgraded its 30-year-old system over Labor Day weekend with the aim of...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:59 AM
As almost everyone knows -- certainly everyone in Washington and on Wall Street -- the ongoing government shutdown is merely the amuse-bouche to a truly terrifying main course: the breaching of the federal debt limit and therefore a default on the...
| Oct 7, 2013
SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, California erupted in an anti-government, anti-establishment convulsion unlike any ever seen.
Disgruntled voters seized the chance for a rare do-over, recalling their staid and serious governor, Gray Davis, and...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The stock market staged its best rally of the year as lawmakers inched toward a deal that would temporarily stave off a government debt default.
The Dow Jones industrial average surged 323.09 points after congressional Republicans proposed increasing...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Bill Parker, the paleontologist at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, was a victim of the government shutdown just as he was on the cusp of realizing a professional dream.
Parker waited years to receive a grant that allowed him to assemble a...