| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:01 PM
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is ruffling feathers again -- this time with a fundraising appeal that likens the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan.
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| Oct 13, 2013
You probably had no idea that Al Jolson, the star of the first talkie movie, "The Jazz Singer," enjoyed urinating on people as a joke. Or that once, in the middle of a conversation in the White House, President Warren G. Harding got up from his chair...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:31 PM
A test shown to Arundel High School students as part of a lesson about differences in racial perception raised objections from parents and prompted apologies from the Anne Arundel County school system, officials acknowledged Thursday.
According to an...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:23 PM
No one can say that nothing good came of this week's federal government shutdown.
In an affront to every decent American, the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg National Military Park — a world-renowned symbol of the gallant struggle against a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Back this month in a meticulous digital restoration, on a screen large enough to handle its variously color-tinted insanities, the silent landmark "Intolerance" is everything a movie can be. It's grand, grandiose, ambitious to the point of absurdity,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Federal employees have been furloughed, federal assistance for those needing food has been threatened and tourists everywhere have been shut out of monuments and national parks as a result of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:36 PM
When Jacksonville residents pushed to change the name of Nathan B. Forrest High school, their effort quickly attracted national attention — and provided a short history lesson on the Confederate cavalry commander and early member of the Ku Klux...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:32 AM
A reception will be held Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave, to commemorate the installation of a street sign honoring Edward F. Dunne, former mayor of Chicago and governor of......
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:45 PM
As racial rancor is clearly intensifying, not subsiding, across the nation, there is no way to avoid an obvious and painful question raised by the photograph of Darnell Ray Lewis Jr. accompanying this past week's stories about his three-day trial.
| Jul 31, 2013
The gauntlet has been thrown down! And we are equal to the challenge, fellow Lake Countians! Strap on your swords!
In an article published earlier this month in Slate, an online daily magazine owned by the Washington Post Co., a colleague on the west...
| Jul 14, 2013
Brace yourself for a lot of looking-back stories. Fifty years have passed since 1963, a time of transition that makes today's social and political firestorms look like a cool breeze.
It was the year that the Beatles released their first album. The...