| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Remember the prediction that the Supreme Court’s decision to let Hobby Lobby opt out of Obamacare contraception coverage would open the floodgates for more of the same?
Well, it’s not a flood, but it is a one-man trickle. A Missouri...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
When Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery retired last week under the weight of hundreds of sexually explicit emails he sent to an agent in the state attorney general's office, many called it a positive step that would allow the court to...
| Nov 4, 2014
Several weeks ago, H.T., a reader from New England, arrived at her gym and "created a disaster."
The gym is a large open space. On one side is a common area for members with a large table and cubicles for gym members to store their belongings. When H.T....
| Sep 23, 2014
A crowded subway car can bring out some curious behavior.
Not long ago, as the subway train pulled into a downtown station in a Northeast city in the U.S., a group of riders got on board. There were no seats available and little standing room remained. A...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Charly Mariska Adie
School: Harbordale Elementary in Fort Lauderdale
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale
When a new student arrived from abroad, Charley quickly took the shy and soft-spoken classmate under her wing....
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Of the 20 work days in June 2013 the state's commissioner of insurance spent 17 away from his desk — far away.
Thomas B. Leonardi's schedule that month included trips to Washington, D.C., Rome, Zurich and Seoul. That month's globe-hopping...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:38 PM
A Cypress Creek High School teacher and coach has been put on paid leave while school administrators investigate a Twitter account with his name that has a pornographic photograph saved under "favorites."
Rodney Beatty, 51, Cypress Creek's head...
| Oct 13, 2014
Armed with a new political map they drew for themselves and with President Barack Obama at the top of their ticket, Illinois Democrats ousted four Republicans from Congress in 2012. Two of those Republicans — Bob Dold in the 10th Congressional...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Costa Mesa is safer than candidate implies
I voted for Katrina Foley the last time she ran for Costa Mesa City Council, before she quit halfway through her second term. I won't be voting for her again on Tuesday.
As a liberal Democrat, she's been a...
| Oct 31, 2014
Longtime incumbent Democratic state Rep. Peggy Sayers is facing a challenge from Republican Scott Storms for the 60th House District seat.
The district includes Windsor Locks and Windsor.
Sayers, 73, is seeking a ninth term in the state legislature....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:01 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige was several hours late to the ACC's preseason basketball gathering Wednesday because he had to take an exam. Feel free to add your own punch line.
Not to suggest that Paige, a well-spoken...