| Dec 11, 2010
| 3:18 PM
Beth Hawks' cozy Federal Hill boutique is so chock-full of earrings, scarves, ornaments and other merchandise that customers taking it all in might never guess to what lengths she has gone to stock the shelves.
As the post-recession slump drags on, Hawks...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 6:19 PM
Beth Shulman, a Washington, D.C., labor lawyer and author who championed the rights and welfare of low-wage earners, died Feb. 5 at Georgetown University Hospital. She was 60.
Diagnosed last fall with a malignant brain tumor, she died of complications of...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Gov. Charlie Crist went on CNN's “The Situation Room” tonight and gave a fascinating interview to host Wolf Blitzer. Among other things, the Republican-turned independent governor: – Took issue with Republican Attorney General Bill...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 4:32 PM
By Bill Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON –Â Florida Attorney General Bill McCollumâs latest proposal to crack down on illegal immigration drew a sharp retort from South Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings. McCollum, a Republican candidate...
| Sep 5, 2010
The U.S. economy will eventually rebound from the Great Recession. Millions of American workers will not.
What some economists now project — and policymakers are loath to admit — is that the U.S. unemployment rate, which stood at 9.6% in...
| Jan 22, 2011
Among the offerings at this year's Sundance Film Festival is a documentary about a trailblazing chimpanzee named Nim Chimpsky who played a key role in the scientific debate over what it means to be human.
The James Marsh film, "Project Nim," explores the...
| Aug 14, 2011
Because of denim's pedigree as an inexpensive work-wear fabric, the five-pocket jeans in the premium denim category occasionally find themselves deconstructed, rivet by rivet, in an attempt to unravel the riddle of the retail price tag. In 2005 it was:...
| Jun 25, 2010
| 4:36 PM
How to explain the Republican's successes when so many say they don't like her?...
| Jul 14, 2011
Republican leaders blinked this week in their standoff with President Obama over raising the nation's debt ceiling. That means we're unlikely to face a financial crisis next month, when the Treasury said it would run short of money to pay the federal...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 7:36 PM
In 2008, as financial crisis threatened the U.S. banking system, President George W. Bush asked Congress to approve an emergency bailout. Leaders of both parties blessed the idea; both presidential candidates — Barack Obama and John McCain —...
| Jun 5, 2011
Of the 44 U.S. presidents, all but a handful have been affiliated with a relatively narrow list of traditional Protestant denominations.
Eleven were Episcopalians (12 if you count Thomas Jefferson, whose adult beliefs are a subject of debate), eight were...