| May 27, 2012
We're at a loss to explain two things: Why JPMorgan Chase took a $2 billion bath on risky trades, and how the Chicago Cubs can maintain such futility, holding the worst record in the National League. It appears to be high season for lowliness, with both...
| May 29, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Most folks think of Memorial Day as the day that kicks off summer or the day that the great-American-hot dog notches its first outdoor cooking of the year. For those that commemorate the holiday with solemn remembrances of Our war-dead this is mostly...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:08 AM
The Orlando Sentinel has ranked all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. We’ll take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 120 to our projected No. 1 team. We will not be including the four teams the NCAA...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Governor Rick Snyder has declared Thursday, January 26 as Michigan Statehood Day, in honor of the state's 175th birthday.
Michigan entered statehood on January 26, 1837 after President Andrew Jackson signed the bill that admitted Michigan as the 26th...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:46 PM
After Tuesday, Floridians won't have to put up with Republican politics until August when the GOP rolls into Tampa for its convention. But in the meantime, Florida voters are making their marks at the polls, and the smart money says the real race is...
| Mar 25, 2012
In its early days, America lacked world-class universities, libraries, scientific research facilities, and museums. Many Americans believed such things were unnecessary for national security and economic growth, and were disinterested in the promotion...
| Jul 15, 2012
America's struggle with equality was unacceptably long and bloody. Arguably one of the most tragic episodes in American history was the policy of Indian removal in the early 1800s.
From America's founding, there were political interests that advocated...
| Feb 5, 2012
After hearing his ex-wife, Marianne, share a few “tidbits” about him for the whole world to hear, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is probably giving a little more thought to that concept of matrimony.
He must be thinking, “Marianne...
| Feb 6, 2012
A presidential campaign is the health of economic illiteracy. Every four years, ignorance comes into its quadrennial own. There are voters to mobilize, resentments to stoke, dull gray truths to be replaced by shiny new shibboleths, and the gullible 99...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Phoenix folk-punkers Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty, otherwise known as Andrew Jackson Jihad, corralled a full band on tour for the first time in their near-decade-long history, playing in a different city pretty much every day for the month of April. (Few...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The War of 1812 bicentennial kicked off in New Orleans during last week's "Fleet Week." On Monday, the battleships from 6 countries sailed down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico from whence they came to the sound of tolling church bells....
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:04 PM
A mausoleum in St. Louis Cemetary Number Two is often overlooked by tourists and overshadowed by the other prominent figures buried there. The tomb of Major Daniel Carmick usual goes unnoticed, until now, as the U.S. Marine Corps remembers a military...