| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:39 PM
President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:44 PM
NEW HAVEN — Justin Sears was slightly winded, apologetic when he got to the Yale locker room for an interview.
He had sprinted the three blocks or so from Woolsey Hall on Wednesday, and he was excited.
"Jimmy Carter was actually speaking," Sears...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:23 AM
We are the pit bull that is seen with wary eyes; if we come too close, then it's goodbye. Regardless of whether we are calm, courteous and nonthreatening in demeanor, we are deemed suspicious and dangerous, which makes it justifiable to put us down with a...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Theo "Ted" Lippman Jr., a former Baltimore Sun editorial writer and author of several books, died Saturday morning of complications after a fall at his home in Fenwick Island, Del.
He was 85.
"He wrote with a great sense of humor," said Joseph R.L....
| 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 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
These days, some parts of Big Hunting Creek do not seem nearly so presidential. Its banks torn apart by years of erosion, the roaring stream has become, for some Thurmont citizens, a noisy, unwanted neighbor.
“It sounds like a freight train,”...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:40 AM
"Saturday Night Live" has always been a show of moments. The inspired ones compensate for the duds, and this weekend's show was no different.
A brilliant spoof of "The Fault in Our Stars" gave Ebola to the young heroine (Sarah Silverman), a...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:55 AM
A free celebration at the Hartford Public Library will launch "Hartford Through Time" ($22.95), a book published by the library's Hartford History Center. The launch party will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center, 500 Main St., Hartford....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84.
Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys.
The news has been so wretched...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Four times, Alan Gross traveled to Cuba, lugging with him Internet equipment to connect the island's small Jewish community to the outside world. And four times, he completed his trips to the Caribbean island nation without a problem.
With each trip...