| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
To the editor: Frankly, I am tired of seeing black women crying over the loss of their sons. It is gut-wrenching to see signs carried by small black children that read, "Black lives matter." ("As Ferguson anger simmers, protests in other cities are more...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 11:40 AM
The online hacker collective known as Anonymous seems to have claimed responsibility for a cyberattack that apparently disabled several websites connected to the city of Oakland.
As of 11 a.m., websites belonging to the Oakland police and fire...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Policing is a reflection of a larger American historical context. One explanation of that reflection is the history of race. Consider the following.
In August 1619, African slaves arrived in Jamestown, Va. Within two decades Virginia law only allowed...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It is a tough campaign season for a lot of incumbents this year, with a grumpy electorate and Congress having few achievements to tout, but New York Rep. Michael Grimm would seem to be in a particular jam.
The record of the Republican from Staten...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 2:42 PM
John M. Doar, a former Justice Department lawyer who played a key role in enabling blacks in the South to vote and later directed the impeachment investigation of President Nixon, has died. He was 92.
Doar died Tuesday in New York of congestive heart...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:23 AM
The Kardashian brand -- it ain't what it used to be just two days ago.
Kim Kardashian keeps putting out nude photos of herself. She's helping distract people from sister Khloe's astonishingly offensive comment.
Via Instagram on Tuesday, Khloe posted a...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
John Doar, a top Justice Department lawyer during the 1960s who was the face of the federal government during some of the most sensitive conflicts of the civil rights era, escorting the first black student into the University of Mississippi and...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IT IS a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information," said Oscar Wilde.
Ah, dear Oscar -- if only he'd lived another hundred-and-fourteen years!
JENNIFER ANISTON might or might not marry Justin Theroux. She might or might not...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:36 PM
As you surely know, last week Kim Kardashian posed — naked — on the pages of Paper magazine. The stated goal? #BreakTheInternet.
Most cultural critics rolled their eyes and cried stunt. But the Kardashians aren't just trashy. They're...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:28 AM
PBS' "American Experience" will kick off its 2015 offerings with "Ripley: Believe It or Not" on Jan. 6.
What to expect? The documentary series offered this intriguing preview:
"Robert LeRoy Ripley rose to fame during the Great Depression, transforming...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With five members, Central Florida has a bigger U.S. House delegation than some states. Last week we offered recommendations in two of the races. Today, the other three:
Incumbent Democrat Alan Grayson of Orlando is seeking a second term...