| May 13, 2014
| 5:04 PM
The Broad Foundation's education initiatives began 15 years ago, but the organization is just now getting its first president, and his surname isn't Broad. Bruce Reed is tasked with minding the foundation's investments and its work on K-12 reform, which...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Unless you are a direct descendant of Rip Van Winkle, you know that my hometown of Detroit is mired in the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. As a crack financial journalist, I monitor the situation intensely, in case the city suddenly remembers it left a...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Dawn doesn't break the morning after an election in Arkansas, but just kind of eases up over the horizon, as if afraid to shine a light on the results. It doesn't come like some hoot owl that can be heard a way off. And by the whole neighborhood. That's...
| Apr 14, 2014
Democratic candidate for governor Katie McGinty has more than held her own during recent campaign debates/forums across the state. But that performance has not translated into extra money or public support for the former White House environment adviser...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Q: Fifty years ago when I was a kid, Allentown would dump snow from the Linden Street Bridge into Jordan Creek. I believe this practice was stopped for environmental reasons. These days, when we have winters such as this one, where do Allentown and...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Katie McGinty has picked up some endorsements in her bid to become the Democratic candidate for governor among a field of seven. Former Vice President Al Gore signed on as a key supporter of McGinty, who served as a environmental......
| Mar 15, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Welcome to the fold! An entomologist trekking through Amazonian rain forest and sifting through musty museums has discovered 19 new species of praying mantis in Central and South America. The findings, published in the journal ZooKeys, nearly triple the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
At just 21, a kid from the San Fernando Valley named Jim Berk began work as a music teacher at Carson High School. Within a couple of years, the teacher, not much older than some of his students, had turned a woebegone marching band into one of the best...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...
| Feb 11, 2014
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way....
The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa.
Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry...