| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Long before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, there was a group of radical young men who fomented rebellion against the British monarchy.
They represented all tiers of society, from well-heeled lawyers to humble craftsmen. They met...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:47 PM
In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.” The seven ex-governors on...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Hemp is deeply rooted in the history of south central Pennsylvania.
Between 1720 to 1870, there were more than 100 water-powered hemp mills in Lancaster and York counties, according to area hemp historian Les Stark. In 1870, Adams County was the second...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental.
Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House.
And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Like most holiday travelers, they arrived starving and exhausted.
But this was no ordinary holiday gathering. On Dec. 19,1777, George Washington and his Continental Army -- 12,000 strong, plus another 500 women and children -- marched into Valley Forge,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:35 AM
New Jersey voters say the rest of the United States is not ready for a "Jersey Guy" president and neither is the Garden State, where Gov. Chris Christie's presidential appeal continues to slide, a poll released on Thursday showed.
A telephone poll of 1,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home.
That would be naive.
There have been two gun-related incidents in my...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The $1.1 trillion spending bill that survived a nail-biting vote in the House on Thursday night has several important provisions for the Hampton Roads defense community.
But that vote was close for a reason: Both Republicans and Democrats object to...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s.
As the "Provision State," it...
| Nov 27, 2014
A counterculture musical based on a 1936 anti-pot propaganda film might seem like an unusual choice for a student-run production at a university.
But Lehigh University student Emma Gifford says the outrageous tongue-in-cheek "Reefer Madness" is an ideal...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The House on Thursday authorized $585 billion in defense spending that contains mixed news on pay and benefits for service members and funds key projects for Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries.
The compromise bill now heads to the Senate,...