| 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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive.
Richard Norton Smith,...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Location: Cincinnati, OH (296,550)
Colors: Red and black
Famous Cincy athletes: Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson; Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax; Former MLB All-Star Kevin...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:37 PM
"Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years"
It seems only right that a book celebrating Beverly Hills' centennial anniversary costs $100. The price matches the heft and ambition of Robert S. Anderson's massive and heavily illustrated tome. In...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"HE is a freak, a demagogue and the most dangerous man this country has ever known!"
No, this is not a member of Congress, or the Senate, or a TV pundit bashing President Barack Obama.
It was William Howard Taft attacking his former friend Theodore...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, a retired Social Security Administration division chief, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Sinai Hospital. He was 85.
The son of Polish immigrants Julius Schmulowitz, a baker, and Lillie Schmulowitz, a homemaker, Jacob...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:57 PM
President Barack Obama is back home in Chicago.
Depending on which cable news network you watch, he may be here to: share his magnificent wisdom and do no wrong; distract us from the utter failure of his presidency while playing 530 rounds of golf in...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Four years ago California voters approved Proposition 14, which scrapped the existing primary election system for most elected offices and replaced it with the top-two system we used in June. It was billed as a way to force Democratic and Republican...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:04 PM
NEW HAVEN — This is already a joyous year at Yale Bowl, as 100th birthday celebrations always are. There will be nostalgia to share and enough new memorabilia to sell to keep the cash coming for future face lifts.
But what the Bowl really needs...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:09 PM
The American Library Assn.'s Carnegie Medals were presented in Las Vegas on Sunday. Donna Tartt took the fiction prize for her novel "The Goldfinch," and Doris Kearns Goodwin was awarded the nonficiton prize for "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Five hundred and twenty-two episodes of "The Simpsons" shown over 278 continuous hours? Don't have a cow, man!
When 21st Century Fox's general-entertainment outlet FXX unspools every "Simpsons" half-hour ever made (plus the 2007 movie) starting at 10 a....