| Aug 13, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Last Thursday's Wall Street Journal editorial "Why Not Paul Ryan?" made the case for his selection as the Republican vice-presidential nominee in this statement: "Romney can win a big election over big issues. He'll lose a small one."
After Mr. Ryan's...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 11:03 AM
An article in The Wall Street Journal goes on about "bad grammar" in the workplace and quotes someone raving about the Oxford comma and Bryan Garner's dislike of "I could care less." William B. Lawrence, dean and professor of American church history at...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Heloise Lewis wears several hats. She's a prostitute who runs an escort business. She's a single mom who voraciously reads classic literature and has a close relationship with her 11-year-old son. And she's entangled with a murderer who also happens to be...
| May 25, 2012
| 6:45 AM
We taxpayers should be so very proud of our state leaders as evidenced by the increasingly frequent national attention given to the ineptitude of the Maryland General Assembly. Most recently, The Wall Street Journal highlights Gov.Martin O'Malley as the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Most cyclists have a story -- or dozens -- of almost being hit while riding. Recently, writer Mary Shanklin mentioned how someone was placing tacks on a popular cycling route in Lake County, and columnist Scott Maxwell weighed in on the antagonism between...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Savannah State is used to being the underdog.
The Tigers enter Saturday's game fresh off a 27-20 win over Fort Valley State, but their first two games were blowout losses to Georgia Southern (77-9) and Troy (66-3).
Last season, Oklahoma State scored...
| Sep 29, 2013
In his first novel, the surprise best-seller “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” (2009), Jamie Ford told the story of a Chinese-American boy and his romance with a Japanese-American girl while her people were interned during World War...
| 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,"...
| Sep 15, 2013
Like many people in the publishing world, Amy Grace Loyd always wanted to be a writer. But unlike most of her colleagues, Loyd has managed to make her ultimate goal — publishing her own fiction, rather than someone else’s — a reality....
| Oct 20, 2013
Of the Scandinavian crime writers who have become international sensations in recent years, Sweden's Stieg Larsson (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is obviously the best known, but Norway's Jo Nesbø is catching up fast. Nesbø's dark and...
| 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...