| Mar 20, 2015
| 8:46 AM
1891: Born Archibald John Motley Jr. in New Orleans on Oct. 7 to Mary Huff Motley and Archibald John Motley Sr.
1894: Motley family moves to Chicago.
1914-18: Motley studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's pardoned from military...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 1:40 PM
MILWAUKEE — When former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush joined the incumbent president, Bill Clinton, at the 1994 funeral of former president Richard Nixon in Yorba Linda, Calif., it had been more than two...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 7:01 PM
Logan Act's impact
Bill Wright ("Return to sender," March 11) is among those who believe 47 Republican senators should be charged with violating the Logan Act because they wrote an open letter to Iran's leaders stating that any executive agreement...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:12 AM
Everyone knows what the legendary crossing of the United States to California is like: Calistoga wagons baking near dried-up water holes, Okies in overheated cars, stumbling miners crazed with thirst (have you ever known of one who wasn’t?)....
| Mar 11, 2015
| 6:35 PM
In 2011, Solyndra, a California-based solar panel manufacturer, defaulted on a $535-million federal loan and went bankrupt. Critics argued that this proved renewable energy was hopelessly impractical and expensive and that federal and state policies to...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 9:45 AM
Once limited to the winter months, whale watching off San Diego is now a year-round activity that comes with a guarantee of a sighting.
On a recent day on the Pacific Ocean, it took just less than an hour away from the dock for Capt. Troy Sears to...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 7:00 AM
I am disappointed that the Associated Press photograph of the Selma bridge march on the front page of the Sunday edition was edited to remove all but a forearm of former President George W. Bush as he marched with President Barack Obama ("President...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
In 1977, President Jimmy Carter established the U.S. Department of Energy, with — among other things — the goal of making America completely energy independent. We have pursued this laudable goal in a variety of ways, through the development...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Know about the president and the pears? Few people do.
The anecdote can be traced to Herbert Hoover's childhood, and you'll find it in the new book, "Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America's Presidents" (Quirk).
Its author is David...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 10:41 AM
NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain High School Parents Music Association is sponsoring its "Great Jazz and Great Food Night" on March 7 to benefit the Golden Hurricanes Marching Band.
The evening will feature jazz by Mike Palin's Other Orchestra and food...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:25 AM
Put aside the overheated spat about the wisdom of inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress this week. The deeper constitutional issue involves the insistence by President Barack Obama that the House and...