| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:20 PM
All presidents disappoint. It comes with the job, the unreasonable expectations Americans have for their presidents, and the inherent conflict and disconnect between campaigning (promising people all they can have) and governing (explaining to people...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:25 AM
— Lois Pope, a former Broadway actress and Manalapan heiress, sees her creation of a memorial to disabled veterans in the shadows of the U.S. Capitol as a call to action.
Inspired by hospital visits to wounded soldiers half a century ago, Pope...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Students from schools across Windham County gathered at the Hyde Cultural Center in Woodstock on Oct. 8 for a lesson in civics. The fourth- through eighth-grade students were treated to "We the People," a TheaterWorks USA musical about the workings of the...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Officially, not a single candidate is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
But more than a dozen ambitious Republicans are holding serious conversations with their nearest and dearest: their families, their pollsters and their...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of the involvement of...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The troubled Iraq war veteran who scaled the White House fence had a dangerous fixation on the president, stockpiling weapons and ammunition and carrying a map to the White House stuffed in a Bible during an earlier arrest, a federal prosecutor said...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 12:47 PM
In case you hadn't noticed, Halloween isn't for weenies anymore. Spooks have gotten spookier, scares have gotten scarier, and goblins have gotten ghastlier.
In recent years, Busch Gardens has ratcheted up the fright-o-meter on its popular Howl-O-...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The Sunday morning guest list:
The headliner on ABC's "This Week" will be Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program starts
at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panel will be Van Jones, co-host of CNN's...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Score one for the secular humanists. The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is dropping the "So help me, God" coda to its oath of enlistment. The phrase will also no longer be mandatory in oaths administered when officers are commissioned. The...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
| Aug 3, 2014
There are two types of day-trippers in my mind — those who meticulously research and map out their adventure, and those that who out to explore with no itinerary in mind.
I'm somewhere in between. For a day trip to the Northern Neck, I picked...