| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology did nothing overtly wrong in handling hacktivist Aaron Swartz's criminal prosecution and did not push for his punishment, according to an internal review released Tuesday after months of self-examination....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:16 AM
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:05 PM
The Bob Filner sex scandal keeps unfolding, with a ninth woman accusing the San Diego mayor of sexual misconduct. This time, reports The Times’ Tony Perry, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike who was hired to sing at a fundraiser for Filner has stepped...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Had someone asked me before a performance of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater" at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday night what I thought about Scott Simon's live tweeting his mother's death, I would have answered that I am not among the multitude of moved...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can’t I check out these virtual books at the library too? The libraries want to provide them, but say the “big six&...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Raven-Symone, darling of "The Cosby Show" and "That's So Raven," stirred things up a bit Friday with a tweet about gay marriage that's being interpreted as her official coming out as a lesbian.
"I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Detroit filed for bankruptcy last month, it wasn’t much of a surprise. With its boarded-up houses, abandoned schools, declining public services and shrinking population, it had become the country’s most depressing city. At least, that&...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:02 PM
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Lehigh County Commissioner's Office, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown, 610-782-3050, Fax: 610-871-2886, http://www.lehighcounty.org, County executive: William Hansell (2012-2013)
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Jack W. Germond, the irascible, portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic obstructive...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:20 AM
On Monday a federal judge struck down as unconstitutional New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, a decision that earned an outraged response from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and praise from civil libertarians and minority advocates.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV's "The McLaughlin Group," has died. He was 85.
Germond died Wednesday morning at his home in Charles Town, W.Va. of...