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  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • How does campaign financing affect polarization?

    WASHINGTON An interesting debate is swirling around next Tuesday's midterm elections for Congress. It involves the extent to which the sources, amounts and uses of campaign contributions will affect not only the outcomes of various hotly contested races...
  • Steven F. Hayward: Why Ronald Reagan's 'A Time for Choosing' speech endures after all this time

    Steven F. Hayward: Why Ronald Reagan's 'A Time for Choosing' speech endures after all this time
    There are perhaps four speeches in American history that so electrified the public that they propelled their orators to the front rank of presidential politics overnight: Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Address of 1860, William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of...
  • Texan helps make Mark Twain humor award happen

    WASHINGTON At the John F. Kennedy Center Concert Hall last week, it was all about Jay Leno. This year's winner of the nation's big comedy award, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the comedian and former "Tonight Show" host was celebrated, mocked...
  • Our headline from 1965: 'Mystery' Industry Is Disney

    Our headline from 1965: 'Mystery' Industry Is Disney
    One of our Walt Disney World cast member friends tweeted an old Orlando Sentinel front page today. It's a historic one for his company and for ours. Forty-nine years ago today, the banner headline of the Sunday paper said "We Say: 'Mystery' Industry Is...
  • Hillary takes a leaf from Nixon's book and hits the campaign trail

    WASHINGTON -- As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joins her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the Nov. 4 midterm congressional elections, she is taking a page from the comeback playbook of another one-time...
  • Terps' Ngakoue developing into all-around linebacker

    Maryland coach Randy Edsall and outside linebacker Yannick Ngakoue sat in Edsall's office for a brief time Tuesday morning and talked about school and football. Edsall also shared with Ngakoue the pride the coach feels for the sophomore. "I'm very...
  • Even in situational role, Terps' Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil remains 'key guy'

    Even in situational role, Terps' Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil remains 'key guy'
    On a third-and-8 during the fourth quarter of Maryland’s win over Iowa on Saturday, Terps outside linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil -- lined up over center -- used a quick swim move to beat Hawkeyes center Austin Blythe before converging with fellow...
  • Losing faith in Obama

    Losing faith in Obama
    When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left...
  • 'Ebola' comment at Lehigh Valley soccer match 'racist'

    I think it is racist and disgusting what some members of the Northampton Area High School boys soccer team did to the African Nazareth Area High School soccer player by yelling "Ebola." This action by the Northampton team does show that there is a racism...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89
    Carolyn Kizer, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her 1985 collection "Yin" and served as the first literature director of the National Endowment for the Arts as well as founding editor of Poetry Northwest, died Thursday in Sonoma, Calif., at 89...