| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Few people in West Virginia had any idea that an obscure company was storing a mysterious coal-washing chemical in tanks overlooking the Elk River, just upstream from a major water treatment plant.
Nor did many realize that no agency had conducted...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Who likes a moocher?
No one. But who is a moocher? Is a child a moocher? Is an elderly person who needs help a moocher? How about a person with a disability or a person who can't find a job in an area of high unemployment? No, all these people need help...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Tired of bemoaning the deplorable rankings of American students when their test scores are compared to their peers in other developed countries?
Lighten up and look in the mirror. It seems the problem begins a generation back, if not two or three. If we...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:06 PM
I was happy to discover this week that under the federal Affordable Care Act, I qualify for dependable medical coverage under Medicaid. What I hadn't bargained for when I signed up Tuesday was my becoming the center of a national conservative media...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Are we in a stock market bubble that’s about to burst? Some say yes. The S&P 500 has set 36 records this year on the way to its 26% gain and a record high of over 1,700. Others say no. Janet Yellen, the nominee to be the next Federal Reserve...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:27 PM
When the great Larry King would poll his late-night radio audience on Why Are You Up night, I was among his largest demographic, law school students. He remains a distinctive host and interviewer. King's also a fine guest, as he reminded fans of the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:35 AM
It's a video about a dog named Milo and his 30-something, urban-dwelling owner. Or is it?
Milo and his mom stop at Chic Petique for treats, then walk to a newish town house in the style of hundreds built in Philadelphia's ring neighborhoods during the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:31 PM
It has been almost 10 years since Bashur the dog left a war zone in Iraq for a quiet home in the Chicago suburbs, and in that time, a lot has changed.
Once small enough to fit in the palm of the Army officer who rescued her from a life in the wild,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Social media have proved to be a powerful recruitment resource for companies. A recent CareerBuilder survey found that the 39 percent of hiring managers research candidates via social media to find out more about them. In a recent article in The Atlantic,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:08 AM
It didn't take long for Apple's fingerprint scanner to get a follower: HTC reportedly will announce a device with a similar feature next week.
The Wall Street Journal reports that on Oct. 15, the Taiwanese phone maker will unveil the HTC One Max, a...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Snapchat has spurned a $3-billion cash offer from Facebook, holding out for a larger bid or an investment in the company, according to a report that cited unnamed sources.
The Wall Street Journal says the messaging service is currently entertaining a...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Apple may have finalized a deal with China Mobile, that nation's largest carrier, to sell the iPhone.
Such a deal would give Apple access to China Mobile's 700 million customers for the first time. Though analysts have been predicting such a deal was...