| May 25, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Before the era of the 24-hour news cycle and weekly televised debates, the predominant and most creative outlet for presidential candidates to communicate their vision was the campaign poster. With "Presidential Campaign Posters" (Quirk Books, $40), the...
| Oct 13, 2011
The only thing really surprising about the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it didn't happen sooner. The United States has a long history of friction over policies that enable an elite to thrive at the expense of ordinary people.
The earliest tensions...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Though the start of the 2011 high school football season is weeks away, it's not too soon to peek at some of the opening Friday night games.
Some of the most intriguing season openers on Sept. 2 have Boyd Anderson at Dillard, Deerfield Beach at Cypress...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 8:18 PM
HAMPTON — Long before his audacious victories during the Civil War Robert E. Lee was sent to Fort Wool, a manmade island in the middle of Hampton Roads, to battle against the elements.
He wasn't entirely successful back in the 1830s according to...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Lawmakers returned to Richmond Monday on a dazzling sunny day, but the effort to redraw Virginia's political maps remains clouded with partisan fighting and political gamesmanship.
On Monday morning, the House and Senate Privileges and Elections...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 11:17 AM
For nearly 60 years, The La Cañada Thursday Club has sponsored young women from our community in the "Bal Blanc de Noel" presentation of Les Fleurettes debutantes.
This year, the Thursday Club will present 11 young women to society at a black-tie gala...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 11:03 PM
REDLANDS (KTLA) -- A vigil was held Tuesday night for the two teenagers who were fatally shot last week. An estimated 800 friends and family showed up to mourn and remember the victims.
On Monday, police stepped up security around Redlands schools as...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 11:04 PM
REDLANDS, Calif. (KTLA) -- Four men have been charged in the fatal shooting of two teenagers and wounded of two others in 2011.
The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office has filed murder charges against three defendants arrested in...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Money matters in politics, but in the race for Chicago mayor, another valued commodity is the ability to claim a connection to working-class neighborhoods of bungalows and grit -- true or otherwise.
And so Miguel del Valle, the current Chicago city...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 12:10 PM
REDLANDS ( KTLA) -- Police are stepping up security around Redlands schools as students return Monday from a tumultuous winter break that saw two of their fellow classmates killed.
Schools that will see increased police presence are Redlands, Citrus...
| Feb 6, 2011
The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word
Oxford University Press: 211 pp., $18.95
Is there another word as supple as "OK"?
Those two letters, side by side, separated (or not) by periods — they answer so many...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 7:30 AM
It was back to class for Chicago public school students today -- but that often meant late to work for their parents.
While classes resumed after two days, there was no bus service for 24,000 of the system's 409,000 students. At least half those students...