| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:06 PM
We've looked at what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley did to shape the voting landscape beyond last week's election. The third man on the ballot, petitioning candidate Joe Visconti, also played a role that will far outlast his...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:08 AM
We think of innovators in general, and the giants of the Digital Age in particular, as lone geniuses. But just as the heralded designs attributed to visionary architects such as Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano are actually group efforts produced by...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Iowa can have a magical effect on visiting politicians.
Peripheral concerns become major issues. Long-standing policy positions melt like spring runoff in the Des Moines River.
It’s not the enchanting allure of Ottumwa, or the rhapsody of gazing...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
I'm going out on a limb here, but Bernie Sanders is not going to be our next president. Still, the independent socialist senator from Vermont is sounding more and more like a man who intends to defy the doubters and run. And he could play an important...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 3:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE — It may be the most important Florida constitutional change nobody's talking about.
Besides whether to legalize medical marijuana and devote more tax dollars to conservation, voters will also be asked Nov. 4 whether the next...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The initial warning bell sounded in early August. I was grilling steaks on my patio, wearing my customary weekend summer attire of T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops. Smooth jazz from my outdoor speakers enveloped the backyard. Mixed with the aroma of...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In his first staffing decision as governor-elect, Tom Wolf announced this morning that he’s tapped Katie McGinty to serve as his chief of staff.
McGinty, who went from Wolf’s primary rival to leading the PAC that supported him, is a...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:09 PM
President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general, the White House said Friday, a historic choice that would make her the first black woman to hold the post.
If Lynch is...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Sticklers for political protocol scolded Gov. Pat Quinn last week for waiting more than 16 hours after the election result was obvious to concede the gubernatorial race to challenger Bruce Rauner, and for failing to congratulate Rauner or mention him by...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Golf course at risk
The residents of Eastwood recently received a letter stating that the current owners of the Eastwood golf course are requesting changes to the zoning that would allow them to replace the golf course with houses and commercial space....