| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The nation's high school graduation rate hit 80 percent in 2012, a report released today shows. That is a milestone and cause for celebration among those working to help schools dig out from a "dropout crisis." Florida's graduation rate, which has...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:19 PM
A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:36 AM
For many James Earl Jones is best known as that distinctive voice of Darth Vader in "Star Wars," Mufasa in Disney's "The Lion King" or as the older version of author Alex Haley in the television mini-series "Roots: The Next Generations."
But the veteran...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- It's usual that an accusation against reporters comes from the political right, whether alleging they're in the tank for President Obama or that they're giving Hillary Clinton a free ride on the Benghazi terrorist attacks. But now a charge...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The former US Treasury secretary was at the centre of efforts to save the world from another Great Depression. Over Indian food in New York, he talks to Martin Wolf about future risks, crisis management, mistakes and misperceptions
Iarrive at the...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The History channel continues to hammer away at historical programming for people it evidently doesn't think have the patience to watch actual documentaries on the subject. Enter "The World Wars," a three-part, six-hour undertaking that proves fitfully...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The widespread condemnation of the vile prejudice expressed by a professional basketball team owner and a Nevada rancher underscored the progress America has made on race.
On the same day Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was banned...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Why, look what Santa brought Iraq: U.S. Hellfire missiles. And I’m willing to bet that, unlike the packages of some UPS and FedEx customers, the Hellfires arrived on time.
And what Christmas list would be complete without some flying toys? So we&...
| Jan 17, 2014
Gains by Al Qaeda-allied groups in Iraq — including in Fallouja, the site of a bloody U.S. offensive in 2004 — understandably anger Americans who lost loved ones in a "war of choice" that was supposed to secure democracy in that country. But...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Milton Bromberg, a custom tailor and decorated World War II veteran who visited the White House to fit President Bill Clinton for suits, died of respiratory failure Nov. 1 at Season's Hospice at Northwest Hospital. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills....