| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...
| Nov 10, 2013
With the possible exception of Robert Caro, who has spent the bulk of his long career documenting the career of a single president (Lyndon Johnson), the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is perhaps America's best-known chronicler of our most interesting...
| Dec 15, 2013
In the long, often spectacular history of Hampton Roads, few sights can match the epic scene that unfolded in the waters off Old Point Comfort in early December 1907.
Trailing long vees of white water and giant plumes of black smoke, battleship after...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
TED LILLY, 38, starting pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 0-2, 5.09 earned-run average, 1.61 WHIP, 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings, .242 opponent batting average.
Contract status: Free agent.
The good: In two of his five starts, he only gave up one run. Had...
| Nov 3, 2013
One hundred years after its opening, the Los Angeles Aqueduct continues to cast a long shadow over the rough and tumble of California water policy. The arrival of water from the Owens Valley made the modern city possible. But it also reshaped Los...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:21 PM
For this past year, I have had the privilege of being able to write a column in this space about any subject of my choosing.
So during this time we have discussed and dissected things like healthcare and education; the criminal justice system, including...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Fred Schumacher knew the race was worse than he thought it would be when he watched a group of Marines climb into a pickup truck and quit after the first few checkpoints.
The first JFK 50 Mile race Schumacher ran, on March 30 1974, offered a...
| Nov 17, 2013
The New Republic magazine was, appropriately, the stimulant that last week gave the Democratic base a frisson of anticipation about a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy in 2016. Now in her 11th month as a Massachusetts senator, she is suited...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements.
For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON--As Barack Obama struggles to gain political traction as a lame-duck president in his remaining three years in office, the two-term limit on service in the Oval Office has encouraged a premature public focus on the identity of his successor...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:03 AM
In the long and often spectacular visual history of Hampton Roads, few days can match Dec. 9, 1907.
Beginning that morning and continuing into the afternoon, six giant American battleships passed through the Virginia Capes and made their way into...