| Oct 25, 2014
| 5:26 PM
NEW HAVEN — If it's possible for a college football season to include a five-week preamble, then that's the case with the Yale Bulldogs.
The past is is simply not as important as what's ahead.
Winning four of their first five, amid a scoring...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
An early indication of the paucity of prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 is the recent boomlet for Mitt Romney, the loser in 2012. His reputation for defending big business while being tone-deaf to the needs of the middle class...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:19 PM
If you haven't yet heard about Matt Bai's book on the failed presidential hopes of Gary Hart, you will. Bai, once political editor for The New York Times' Sunday magazine and current political editor for Yahoo, asserts that one week in 1987 forever...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:21 PM
The former home in a wooded preserve off St. Mary's Road in Lake County of an Illinois governor who tried twice to be elected president will be dedicated Sunday as a National Historic Landmark.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson II's home and farm becomes one of...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Like many aspirants to the presidency, former Sen. Gary Hart saw himself in epic terms — as a "transformational figure" in American politics, Matt Bai reports in his book recounting the collapse of Hart's 1988 bid for the presidency.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Jim Calhoun will be joining ESPN's college basketball coverage team this season, where he will get the chance to do what he does best and seems to enjoy most — talk basketball.
Most of his work will be in the studio in Bristol, and we know one word...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"NO GOOD deed goes unpunished," said Clare Booth Luce. Mrs. Luce also said, "The difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that the pessimist is usually better informed!"
BOTH OF the above could certainly pertain to the not-entirely-surprising...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Last year my wife, Leslie, and I, after 20 years of marriage and five houses -- Cape Cod bungalow, brick Colonial, one-level ranch, a spec contemporary and a 6,000-square-foot McMansion -- downsized into a 2,200-square-foot farmhouse within walking...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In the spring of 1920, it seemed to dawn on President Woodrow Wilson that his debilitating stroke months earlier had not only hurt him politically. It had also harmed the country.
He confided in his close friend, the White House physician, Cary T....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:59 PM
If we were living in the model train set of some giant kid, the Norwalk River railroad bridge would be one of his favorite pieces. It's 562 feet long, and 202 feet of that can "swing" or pivot on an axis to let boats come through.
Of course, it's a two-...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Karl Rove, the bete noir for Democrats (and some Republicans), has dared to raise questions about Hillary Clinton's health.
The New York Post first reported a conversation between Rove, former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Dan Raviv of CBS...