| Oct 9, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Having just observed Yom Kippur, Zoey Solomon knew what it felt like to be hungry.
But, as the 9-year-old walked through an exhibit Sunday depicting the lives of malnourished children from around the world, she still wrinkled her nose at a container of...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 10:14 AM
It's hard to imagine why we continue to give away billions in foreign aid when America is sinking further into debt and problems at home are rising at an alarming rate.
Unemployment is sky high, food stamps are at a record high, home foreclosures/...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:46 PM
The bizarre plot federal law enforcement officials described Tuesday in which elements of the Iranian government are accused of trying to blow up Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. with explosives planted in a Washington restaurant sounds like...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Should we bomb Iran for plotting to blow up a Washington, D.C., restaurant in order to assassinate the Saudi ambassador?
Should Iran be worried that we might?
And yet, within hours of the Justice Department charging...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:07 AM
An Allentown district judge accused of "nasty, rude, erratic and strange" behavior during hearings in her courtroom filed her response Friday, acknowledging she is "passionate" on the bench but denying she acted improperly.
District Judge Maryesther...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:38 PM
A new report by the Catholic Church in Connecticut says that 19 percent of abortions in the state are going unreported each year, prompting a call for a change in state law to allow sanctions against clinics that fail to account for every abortion.
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:00 AM
—As the small plane entered the pattern to land at this town on the eastern edge of Kenya, the view from the window was of miles and miles of scrubby landscape, low trees and bushes almost the same brown color as the sandy earth beneath them. Hardly...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 11:00 AM
The recent Republican presidential candidate debate in Las Vegas put a new spotlight on the issue of U.S. spending on foreign aid, although it may have escaped the notice of many ("Republicans take off gloves in Vegas debate," Oct. 19). Times are tough...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:20 PM
"Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust." -- Queen
Forgive me if I don't join the State Department, American officials and world leaders in their euphoric Hallelujah Chorus celebrating the...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 12:02 PM
Every year the Illinois State Board of Education releases School Report Card data, offering fresh insights into student demographics, academic performance, district finances, class sizes and more.
An embargo on that information lifts Monday, and that's...
| Oct 31, 2011
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe, a Michigan Democrat who played a key role in the 1986 passage of the federal anti-apartheid act that imposed economic sanctions on South Africa, has died. He was 71.
Wolpe, who had been ill with a heart condition, died...