| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:05 AM
DENVER The Peyton Manning Era has been a spectacular success for the Broncos. Full of wins. Full of thrills.
It's time to start a new era.
Let's be clear about Manning's greatness, even as he walks into the sunset of his career. He revived a franchise....
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:17 AM
In car trips along southern highways, I've become a seasoned road warrior when it comes to motels — even motels where my fellow travelers come to the free breakfast bar in pajamas and bare feet. I witnessed that during recent holiday travels.
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:37 PM
U.S. prosecutors interviewed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as part of a probe into the George Washington Bridge lane closings in 2013.
“Governor Christie made clear from Day One that he and his administration would fully cooperate with all...
| Dec 27, 2014
Once upon a time, Newington and Wethersfield shared everything for a very good reason – they were the same town. Now, however, they share little but still have a lot in common.
Wethersfield is among the oldest towns in Connecticut. It was...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Mark Croatti flips open "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Presidency" and does not like what he sees.
Nowhere does the book mention the presidents who came before George Washington, the ones who led the nation under the Articles of...
| 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...
| 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 27, 2014
| 9:49 AM
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — Once the launchpad for Apollo and space shuttle flights, NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A is now in the hands of SpaceX and its enigmatic billionaire leader, Elon Musk.
With a 20-year lease, the privately held Hawthorne,...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 12:50 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The freedom bell stands in the pantheon just outside the grounds of a razed presidential palace, quietly serving as a symbol of the fight for social justice in an unequal and divided society.
More than two centuries after it was...