| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:32 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a vanishing breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced....
| Nov 1, 2012
Letitia Baldrige, an etiquette maven who served as social secretary to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and later wrote books and a syndicated column advising readers on good manners in contemporary America, has died. She was 86.
Baldrige died Monday at...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Plaques usually mark places of great importance or commemorate their significance to humanity.
The moon landing, the Kennedy assassination and now there’s one marking the spot where the first couple shared their first kiss.
The plaque placed...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 7:53 PM
My first political convention was in 1964 when Democrats convened in Atlantic City to nominate Lyndon Johnson for a full term as president. I was a young copyboy at the NBC News network bureau in Washington. We arrived from Washington aboard a...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:33 PM
“If the county commissioners approve the contract to buy a piece of land for three times what it was paid for a year ago, each and every one of them should be booted out of office, and on their way out, they should send a letter of apology to...
| Sep 23, 2012
This summer Molly Ringwald said that she read "Fifty Shades of Grey" because "when a book becomes that big, I feel like it's culturally relevant."
No book in recent memory has sold as fast as the lead title of E.L. James' erotic trilogy. It enjoyed an...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:14 PM
“I wish the parents in Franklin County would stop whining about the dress code for their children. Had they been doing their job all along, it wouldn’t be necessary for the schools to tell their children how to dress.”
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Next week marks a much-overlooked anniversary: It will be 50 years since Lee Harvey Oswald, under the name A. Hidell, purchased the Italian surplus Carcano M91/38 rifle with which he would eight months later assassinate President John F. Kennedy.
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:48 PM
The Facebook page in question links out to a thicket of medium-extremist sites.
One is "Breaking Obama" which posted, after Thursday's presidential announcement on guns: "The Dictator Obama and Prime Minister Joe Biden just completed a massacre of The...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:26 AM
When the U.S. Senate adjourned for the night Monday, they did so in honor of the late Arlen Specter.
The Senate passed a resolution honoring Specter's life, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and co-signed by every senator.
The resolution is a...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Most of us have heard of the fog of war, the layers of confusion that cover every engagement, turning battles into guessing games, obscuring just which units are where and doing what to whom till ... all is confusion squared, cubed, overflowing in all...