| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:15 AM
"I have no secret plan for peace. I have a public plan."
I listen to these words with fresh awe, 40 years later. They pierce the soul. Once upon a time, presidential politics was this open, this responsive to moral concerns. The speaker, of course, was...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:17 AM
James Schurz is a partner with Morrison & Foerster and co-chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Group. He represents clients in federal court, state court, and a broad range of arbitration forums in complex civil actions. Mr. Schurz’s practice...
| May 17, 2012
| 9:55 PM
"We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies . . ."
My thanks to Medea Benjamin for her recent Common Dreams essay putting the spirit of Julia Ward Howe back into Mother's Day. I'd forgotten about her 1870 proclamation of...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:01 PM
Mike Aresco's sister Joanne thought he might be a sports writer.
When they were in their early 20s, after arguing baseball and football for hours, his brother-in-law Rich Magner remembers thinking Aresco's ideal job would be commissioner of Major...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:36 PM
What did you do on your summer vacation? For students at Winter Park's Rollins College, the answers include launching an eco-lodge project in Tanzania, founding a company that creates energy from waste and helping women in a South African village start...
| Jan 29, 2012
Jorge Montiel fled to his hometown near Pachuca, Mexico, after he was alleged to have raped and murdered a Georgia housewife in October 2010.
Federal agents tried to bring the international fugitive to justice, but something stood in the way: the cost....
| Sep 23, 2012
| 7:21 PM
Shortcomings of mankind, “like the millions haunted by war” across the globe and others threatened by nuclear weapons were touched on Sunday evening during an annual International Day of Peace service at Dunker Church at Antietam National...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 11:09 AM
GENEVA (AP) — KofiAnnan said Thursday he will quit his high-profile role as special envoy to Syria at the end of the month, delivering blistering criticism of world powers' failure to unite to stop the country's escalating violence.
| Mar 5, 2012
Impersonator of George W. Bush
Steve Bridges, 48, a comic actor and impersonator who was best known for his mimicry of President George W. Bush and appeared alongside the chief executive at the 2006 White House Correspondents Assn. dinner,...
| Mar 9, 2012
New Jersey's 1st black congressman
Rep. Donald Payne, 77, the first African American congressman elected to represent New Jersey and a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, died Tuesday at a hospital in Livingston, N.J. He...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:42 AM
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A pair of Mexican drug smugglers in camouflage pants, bundles of marijuana strapped to their backs, scaled a 25 foot-high fence in the middle of the night, slipped quietly into the United States and dashed into the darkness....
| May 22, 2010
Salam Al-Marayati began working at the Muslim Public Affairs Council more than 20 years ago, and his is a job that only seems to get more demanding
Al-Marayati was 3 when his family moved to the United States from Iraq; as the president of the L.A.-based...