| Jul 20, 2014
Seeing the red hat of Chicago's first Roman Catholic cardinal hanging from the ceiling of Holy Name Cathedral, the city's next archbishop might well say to himself: "That is a tough act to follow."
George Mundelein put the heartland on the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:20 AM
For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day.
Franchot wants to deliver 10,000...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sitting between two snowcapped mountain ranges, with the Yellowstone River running through wide expanses of ranchland, Bruce Rauner's spread in Montana lies in the middle of one of the most awe-inspiring spots in the American West.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Who can be against building, modernizing or repairing schools? It's good for children and creates jobs.
It improves learning and stimulates the economy.
It's like motherhood and apple pie. Who dares dump on that?
Well, behind closed doors in the...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:05 PM
So let me get this straight: The state government is telling us we can't hose down the driveway and should feel guilty about watering the lawn. But it's OK for somebody to pump all the groundwater he wants?
The policy-makers are padlocking flush toilets...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist rolled out his “Fair Shot Florida” plan for “middle class jobs and opportunity” on Tuesday – much of which consists of issues he’s talked about before.
Crist said he...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Before Mario Lopez even reached grade school, his father had abandoned his family, leaving behind two orders. One was to never call anyone else "daddy."
"The second thing he told me was to not be gay, because if I was gay he would kill me," said Lopez....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Fort Lauderdale’s Mitchell Berger didn’t plan to become a point man in the effort to make climate change a 2014 campaign issue.
But he’s there, thanks to a confluence of events.
It started decades ago (more about that below)....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:54 PM
The University of Maryland University College, which has been struggling with declining enrollment, is considering severing some ties with the state university system to avoid burdensome regulations and work more closely with the private sector.