| Aug 9, 2014
In its messy, uncertain evolution toward democracy, Myanmar is reconstructing a crippled university system.
That's where the remodeled garage in DeKalb comes into play, in a vital way.
The building, under the shade of an oak tree on Northern...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:01 PM
A deeper connection
Newport News Shipbuilding is the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the economic engine that drives Hampton Roads, but there is something unique and special about the work done there that goes well beyond numbers.
| Aug 10, 2014
Congressional Democrats are lining up behind a constitutional amendment to allow restrictions on campaign contributions and spending, and Republicans, to their everlasting credit, are opposed. They agree with the Supreme Court that limits like these are...
| Aug 7, 2014
On Aug. 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon went on national TV to announce his resignation effective at noon Aug. 9. No president had ever...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:30 AM
As Hollywood battles to keep movie and TV shows from leaving the state, another local industry — adult entertainment — is fleeing Los Angeles.
At least that's the picture that emerges from the latest data on location filming in the region....
| Aug 6, 2014
After leaders from more than 40 African countries gathered for President Barack Obama's historic summit, we should not forget that free speech and a free press are economic development issues too.
That message emerged as an important theme in a panel on...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:31 AM
When my daughter was younger and we went to her pediatrician, the doctor asked me a couple of questions: Do you have any guns in the house? And, do you have a pool?
My answers: No, and yes.
As a pool owner, I wasn't offended that she asked.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It has been, locally and nationally, a rough patch for charter schools.
The Detroit Free Press published a scathing report last month on Michigan's charter school system, finding instances of double-dipping, lack of transparency and wasteful spending....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:13 PM
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that overturned a Massachusetts law designed to keep abortion opponents away from patients has also opened a debate over whether a Chicago ordinance with the same intent will stand.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
If I showed you the headline "Weak Charter School Laws Enable Scams, Insider Dealing," you'd probably assume it's the latest shoe to drop in the unfurling scandal of FUSE, the punch-drunk charter school group attempting to run schools in Hartford, New...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:34 AM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organization" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media...