| 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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Online takeout food order firm GrubHub Seamless Inc., has made a confidential filing for an initial public offering, according to sources. The company was formed by the merger of New York-based Seamless and Chicago-...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:40 PM
In 1980, Tom Clancy was making a decent living as an insurance agent. But underwriting fire, casualty and car policies wasn't the stuff of his dreams.
In his spare time he began to plot a novel — about an ex-Marine who worked for the CIA and a...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:39 PM
Award-winning investigative journalist
Raul Ramirez, 67, an investigative newspaper journalist who went on to help build a prominent Northern California public radio news operation, died Friday at home in Berkeley, said San Francisco...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Jim Hall, a jazz guitarist, composer and arranger whose subtle, lyrical playing style was favored by such iconic jazz artists as Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and Ella Fitzgerald, has died in New York. He was 83.
Hall died in his sleep Tuesday...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor.
His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Over four years, Merrell Williams Jr. came up with a number of effective ways to smuggle documents from work.
A $9-an-hour paralegal at a tobacco company's law firm in Louisville, Ky., Williams tucked a few memos at a time into a slit he cut in the...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama was assured that the healthcare insurance website was ready to launch on Oct. 1, even as private contractors and some administration officials knew the site had failed in early testing, a senior White House advisor said...
| Nov 3, 2013
Only two weeks ago, President Obama looked like a man on the rise. He and his party had successfully stared down Republicans in a 16-day government shutdown. Voters were angrier at the GOP than any time since, well, the last government shutdown. A...