| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The long public farewell to Nelson Mandela will end on Sunday. After 10 days celebrating his life and mourning his death, South Africans will bury their leader in his family's village of grazing cows and one-room, tin-roofed shacks.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans prepare for negotiations over the next round of the scheduled budget cuts known as the sequester, incentives for both have swung toward a small deal, rather than the sort of “grand bargain”...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:33 PM
How many laws has California passed, how many verdicts have its juries reached, how many social movements has it launched that other people in other states consider unjust or vile and would like to punish with a boycott?
That’s one of the...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:10 AM
South Bend CommunitySchool Corp. families will soon have access to several new or enhanced communication tools to get information about student grades and attendance, events at individual schools, bus stops and routes and more.
Starting Aug. 19, parents...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Nearly 70 years after her father broke baseball's color barrier, Jackie Robinson's daughter Sharon recently got a stark reminder that society hasn't come as far as it might think.
"Two weeks ago, my father's statue with Pee Wee Reese in Brooklyn [was...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Although Bayard Rustin was one of the chief architects and organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the civil rights strategist existed for years mostly on the margins of history.
But earlier this month, the White House announced that...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:01 AM
“Finding Dory” may be undergoing a sea change as Pixar is taking a page from a little-seen whale documentary.
The Walt Disney-owned animation studio is hard at work on "Finding Dory," a follow-up to the 2003 oceanic blockbuster "Finding...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Famously, Martin Luther King, Jr. did not plan on saying “I have a dream” at the March on Washington. The majority of his speeches had no prepared text. He liked to improvise on stock themes and images, but knowing the march on Aug. 28, 1963,...
| Sep 1, 2013
This nation was born of the realization that individuals, by coming together as one, stood to gain equal footing with those to whom they had to answer. United, they could win empowerment and a greater say in the conditions under which they lived and...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Last week: A vote in Congress on military intervention in Syria got delayed because of a possible diplomatic resolution proposed by Russia. I have spent much of the week focused on the crisis in Syria. I had nearly 7,500 constituents on a listening...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The 19 firefighters who died battling a huge wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., presumably were motivated by something other than rational self-interest. Like the first responders to 9/11 and other emergencies, and members of the armed forces, those...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."
I think Archimedes was serious. I know we need to be. Now is the time to choose our future, as the Earth Charter declares. This means thinking big: embracing...