| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:24 AM
There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next?
Probably not, but here's why.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Fighting broke out again late Thursday between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia rebels around the international airport in Donetsk, Russian and Ukrainian media reported.
Since losing several strongholds to resurgent government forces last week,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The permanent collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts could be worth as much as $4.6 billion, according to a new report that also said the museum would see only a fraction of that amount if the city proceeded with its controversial plan to liquidate...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The 12-year-old Detroit boy, Charlie Bothuell V, who was reported missing and then discovered hidden in his family's basement was beaten with a PVC pipe so severely by his father that he was covered in scars and too sore to sit, according to a petition...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: It is misleading to say flatly that the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling applies to all corporations. ("Myths and spin abound on Supreme Court contraceptive decision," July 3)
Twice the majority opinion stated its holding very simply....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:49 PM
College students in California and three other states filed lawsuits against their campuses Tuesday in what is thought to be the first-ever coordinated legal attack on free speech restrictions in higher education.
Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle, a 20-year-old...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980.
This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:33 PM
In 1972, Philadelphia's leading newspaper was based in a mostly windowless building that looked like and had the atmosphere of a huge mausoleum.
That was the year I somehow landed a job with The Associated Press, which had its Philadelphia office in a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Last week the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that privately owned corporations don't have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with the corporate owners' religious beliefs.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Ed Pany, creator and curator of the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Northampton, has interviewed hundreds of past and present cement workers in the course of his historical research.
So when I asked him the other day about the horrific 1942...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:30 AM
George Clooney has hit out at British tabloid the Daily Mail, alleging the paper has run a false story about his fiancee, the human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, that has put her life and the lives of her family at risk.
The Mail, which has been...