| May 3, 2014
| 9:50 PM
As the Broward Republican Party wrapped up its most recent gathering, Tim Myette of Pompano Beach formed his fingers in the shape of a gun and "shot" it into his foot.
"It accomplished nothing," Myette said of the two hours in a warm hotel ballroom...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:51 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Sgt. James H. Powers was one of a handful of free blacks from Middletown who volunteered to fight in the Civil War, leaving their jobs and families for the good of the country.
Powers was born around 1839 in Saybrook and worked as a...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:05 PM
In his first dispatch as a war correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, published in July 1861, Maj. Theodore Winthrop, a Yale man born in New Haven, wrote about his regiment's march from New York to Washington, D.C.
Winthrop never got to see his...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Benjamin Todd Jealous claims that Maryland "would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-minute decision to impose martial law and arrest 12 members of the General Assembly to prevent them from taking a vote" ("Maryland: the...
| Apr 12, 2014
It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:32 PM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. A column earlier this month by the Tribune's Amy "Ask Amy" Dickinson has gone......
| May 23, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area.
1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:47 PM
The Civil War, the United States' most deadly conflict, gave birth to two important ways to commemorate the rank-and-file who had fallen.
One was Memorial Day, which we celebrate today. Originally known as Decoration Day, its original purpose was to set...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:11 AM
The General Assembly will be back in session today on one of the last days of the spring session, with lawmakers still trying to agree on a state budget.
The Senate is set to reconvene at 10 a.m. and the House at 11:30 a.m.
House Speaker Michael...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:21 AM
During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks.
To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...