| Sep 16, 2011
| 10:01 AM
When 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner brought a loaded Glock 19 with a 33-round ammunition magazine to a Tucson grocery store parking lot in January, he broke the law only when he opened fire on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others at her constituent event....
| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:00 AM
You know who I blame for the terrible tone in American politics? Tom Brokaw.
No, not the man himself, but what he represents.
Since Dan Rather famously beclowned himself, Mr. Brokaw stands as the last of the respected "voice of God" news anchors (CBS...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 12:19 PM
Everything you need to know about what's going on 11/14-11/20.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; Subject to change)
Happy Feet 2
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1
Basketball Wives L.A. (season finale; 8 p.m.; VH1)...
| Jan 21, 2011
I wasn't surprised to see letters to the editor about last week's column from people who cling to their heartfelt notion that if we just had more sensible gun control laws, the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that resulted in six deaths...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Charlie Sheen was clearly the man of the year.
You'll recall that 2011 began with the oafish actor celebrating his own narcotic and sexual crapulence like a victorious gladiator working the crowds. He was egged on by a media with as much decency as the...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:23 AM
You might have noticed someone new at recent Howard County Council Meetings: an armed police officer.
Since July 1, a uniformed officer has been present at all County Council legislative sessions and public hearings.
The change was made at the...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Last January, after the tragic attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left her severely wounded and six people dead, President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to the nation to tone down political and partisan rhetoric. So it's both surprising and...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people.
So it was painful to watch last week as the will of the people was overturned and one of Arizona's duly elected representatives was forced from office. It wasn't a recall...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Sad news today -- Jeffrey Zaslow, who wrote such popular non-fiction as "The Last Lecture" and "The Girls from Ames," died today in a car crash in Michigan. The Wall Street Journal, where he has worked as a reporter, said that he died after losing control...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A flurry of new children's books is headed for the shelves, and the authors carry some very familiar names, including Stephen Colbert. A look at the future:
-- Colbert's book, "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" is scheduled for a May 8 release, according to...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 11:52 AM
HARTFORD — Journalist and television personality Katie Couric will be the commencement speaker for the Trinity College Class of 2014, the school announced this week.
Couric, who hosts her own daytime talk show and also works as a global anchor for...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Its official name is the Safe Carry Protection Act.
Critics call it the "guns everywhere bill."
Legislation awaiting the governor's signature in Georgia would allow guns in bars, churches, airports and schools. It has drawn national attention...