| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:18 PM
More than halfway to its fundraising goal of nearly $1.3 million, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation plans to begin construction next month on a new history research and education center to keep the former citrus town's self-described "juicy past"...
| Nov 3, 2013
When it was enacted in 2010, Obamacare was supposed to be the final culmination of 60 years of effort by Democrats to realize the dream of universal health insurance. It was a complicated scheme, designed in such a way as to bridge the gap among Americans...
| Nov 6, 2013
In the latest example of the profound change in Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality, the Senate is moving toward a vote on a bill that would outlaw job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But whether the Employment...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:35 PM
One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move.
Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Perhaps there's something special about years that end in 3 or 13, because we've had a bumper crop of anniversaries this year, in 2013. And this week, a friendly Winter Garden building with a formidable history marks its centennial when the Central...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed.
But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Recent satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has greatly expanded its uranium enrichment capabilities. The nation just promised to launch more long-range rockets "soon." And, reportedly, labs in Pyongyang are hard at work developing nuclear-armed...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:57 AM
FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) — Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn.
They're demanding that Congress use upcoming...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:33 AM
A group of legislators has introduced a bill, House Bill 4972, that prohibits the Michigan State Board of Education from adopting a set of new science standards that would be used to teach students kindergarten-12th grade, called Next Generation Science...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
"I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world...."
So says the wedge-shaped cuneiform script on the little Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:50 PM
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) drew cheers from brick-and-mortar retailers this week when he laid out seven principles to "guide discussion" of online sales taxes and "spark creative solutions." To the retailers, Goodlatte's...