| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:26 AM
(Reuters) - The head of a Wyoming office of the NAACP is defending talks with a Ku Klux Klan activist, the first known meeting between the oldest civil rights group in the United States and a branch of the white supremacist network.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:56 PM
The showdown with Syria has taken a toll on President Obama's standing with the electorate. Only 40 percent approve of his handling of foreign affairs -- the lowest number ever for him.
But the political fallout of the crisis goes beyond the incumbent....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It’s been a hangout of intellectuals and politicians for about 450 years, and for the last 40, the gorgeous Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy has been the place where other politicians and intellectuals, joined by the modern-day aristocrats...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:23 AM
Literary legend has it that James Michener saw a great blue heron above the St. Michaels property he was inspecting and immediately decided to buy the 25 acres and the old house that sat on a creek off the Choptank River, near the entrance to the...
| Sep 15, 2013
Call it "sway" or "pull" or "juice" or "clout" — we're talking about power or influence, often of a political nature. Clout may have made one of its frequent Chicago appearances recently when Metra CEO Alex Clifford got a lucrative buyout deal...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, dove headlong into her first run for political office Tuesday, announcing an unusual bid to unseat Wyoming’s incumbent Republican senator, Mike Enzi.
Cheney, 46, who moved from...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Responding on Twitter to a tweet about my "In a word" post today on crescendo, @delightfulrepas wrote, "Would love to see Mr McIntyre address the injury to 'actionable.' "
Let it not be said that I shy away from a challenge.
Actionable is a fine old...
| May 12, 2013
Six months after Maryland, Maine and Washington voters endorsed same-sex marriage at the ballot box, two more states have adopted laws allowing gay couples to marry, and a third is poised to join them. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Delaware adopted a same-...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:57 AM
I am a resident of a neighborhood adjacent to Arch Beach Heights. I attended the informational meeting regarding the proposed skate park at Moulton Meadows Park.
While valid points were made by opponents of the skate park concept, some residents who...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:05 AM
It has been a rough week or so for the Obama administration. From Benghazi to the tapping of reporters' phones to the IRS admitting that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny, the press is in a frenzy, and many are questioning President...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
As a resident of Huntington Street, I live with the smoke and soot caused by the incessant daily beach fires.
It's horrible; the air quality is being adversely affected. My window sills are black with the soot from the fires. My screens are black, my...