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  • Churches Were The Pillars Around Which State's Towns Were Built

     Churches Were The Pillars Around Which State's Towns Were Built
    For many years after its founding in 1751, a whipping post stood next to the Abington Congregational Church in Pomfret. "It was never used; no one ever suffered," Abington's current pastor, the Rev. Bruce Hedman, said, "but it was there as a symbol that...
  • Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers

    Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE — On his first day back as governor, Charlie Crist says he wants to raise the minimum wage and stop job discrimination against women and gays. But there's a catch: The Legislature might say no. Last week, the Democrat pledged a...
  • Sordid public corruption trial for Virginia ex-Gov. McDonnell, wife

    It is the kind of corruption case that would attract attention even from jaded voters in places like Illinois or Louisiana, with long-established records of shady government dealings. But for Virginians, who have enjoyed generations of relative purity...
  • How to avoid the next housing bust

    The boom-and-bust in the housing market has ruined lives, wiped out vast amounts of wealth and taught some hard lessons — including at least one that Congress has seen fit to ignore: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have got to go. These huge,...
  • Give Kerry credit for efforts to bring Israel-Gaza cease-fire

    Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza last week. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and Hamas have seemed willing to fight to the death of the last...
  • Critics decry lack of U.S. response to Bahrain expulsion

    Critics decry lack of U.S. response to Bahrain expulsion
    Bahrain's expulsion last month of the top U.S. diplomat for democracy and human rights was a provocative move that seemed sure to bring a strong reaction from Washington. But four weeks later, the Obama administration has made no visible response beyond...
  • Take a retirement annuity or a lump sum?

    Dear Liz: I am 54 and considering retiring in three or four years. I have been fortunate to work at a Fortune 100 company for 30-plus years and have both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(k). When I retire, we have the option of taking a lump sum...
  • Snowden leaks spur new crop of secure phones, communications

    Snowden leaks spur new crop of secure phones, communications
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Public concerns about the U.S. government's secretive surveillance programs exposed by Edward Snowden have spawned a slew of encryption products and privacy services that aim to make electronic spying more difficult. Two...
  • Political newcomer challenges incumbent in House District 44 race

    Political newcomer challenges incumbent in House District 44 race
    Political newcomer Stephen Facella says he's not getting a fair shake from the political establishment in his House District 44 Republican primary race on Aug. 26 against incumbent Eric Eisnaugle. Facella, 31, director of sales operations at Wyndham...
  • With amnesty in his pocket, Obama eggs on impeachment

    By Jonah Goldberg   "Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me. The House minority leader went on to explain that "for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president." And,...
  • Government shutdown may have led to spike in Washington births

    Government shutdown may have led to spike in Washington births
    Last October's government shutdown left 800,000 federal employees without work for 16 days, but apparently they found ways to occupy their time. Nine months later, some Washington, D.C., hospitals are reporting a spike in newborns. "There's no way...