| Sep 16, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Mitt Romney wants to open up more federal lands and waters to drilling for oil and natural gas. His party is pushing, in the name of freedom and economic opportunity, to roll back a variety of environmental protections. Republicans, including U.S. Sen....
| Sep 16, 2012
Despite a provocative title, Gabriel Vahanian's book "The Death of God" caused no public stir when it was published in 1961.
By the middle of the decade, however, a massive upheaval was underway in American society and Vahanian, a little-known Syracuse...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 7:02 PM
Critics challenged proposed Newport Beach city charter amendments at a community forum this week, drawing a rebuke from city officials.
The Wednesday debate, hosted by Speak Up Newport, highlighted some of the most contentious proposals for the city...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Newsweek is at it again: The magazine’s newest controversial cover, blaring the headline “Muslim Rage,” has readers in an uproar and social media in a tizzy.
Whether any of it will boost the publication’s sales remains to be seen....
| Sep 19, 2012
Lest you get the idea that language lovers are a bunch of rule-following prigs, we bring you a special "Grammarians Gone Wild" edition of Words Work.
A person can only trip over the spellings of "leisure" and "weird" and "seize" so many times before a...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:32 PM
As promised, more from Wednesday’s interview with ACC commissioner John Swofford as the conference adjourned its annual spring meetings at Amelia Island, Fla.
While the previous post focused on the Florida State-to-Big 12 circus, this will center...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:11 AM
Previewing tonight’s Peninsula District tournament finals in baseball and softball, neither of which have anything on the line except for a trophy.
No.1 Menchville (19-3) vs. No. 2 Hampton (18-5).
TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: War Memorial...
| May 26, 2012
| 6:10 PM
There's nothing quite like the sight of a woman's breast to get the conversation rolling.
That, of course, is exactly what the publishers of Time magazine had in mind when they put a photo of a mother breastfeeding her nearly 4-year-old son on a recent...
| May 30, 2012
| 9:21 AM
"You will be our president when you read this note," George Herbert Walker Bush wrote to Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him in the 1992 campaign, denying Mr. Bush the provisional vindication that reelection provides until history has its chance to...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 10:10 AM
If this was not totally obvious to everyone who glances at this column from time to time, I’m endorsing Barack Obama for president. Now I will make you suffer through a column about why I will vote for a second Obama term and why you should too....
| May 31, 2012
Since the release of the May 21 issue of Time magazine — the one with an attractive if rather indignant-looking young motherbreast-feeding a nearly 4-year-old child on the cover — much of the country has been abuzz with both admiration and...