| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Back in the 1980s, “divestment” was a term for a student-driven campaign to force colleges and universities to end their financial connections to companies doing business with South Africa’s brutal white apartheid regime.
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The tea party, facing lagging interest, is searching for a path to renewed relevance.
Gone are the annual April 15 mass rallies protesting taxes and government spending.
New leaders are changing priorities in Broward and Palm Beach county chapters....
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he made recently about rape.
There is "an active, open investigation, Lt. Kimberly Schneider said,...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 2:57 PM
Michele Bachmann goes after not only Democrats but also fellow Republicans in her new book, accusing former President George W. Bush and her GOP colleagues in Congress of failing to stay true to conservative, free-market principles when they supported the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:32 PM
As of this writing (October 12, 2011), it has been 26 days since the Occupy Wall Street movement has been going on. A while back, I wrote a blog about campaign finance reform and the proliferation of money in politics. At the time, I talked about money...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Supporters of the tea party movement and I find ourselves in a rare moment of agreement: This is shaping up as the election we want. By asking wonky, far-right Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to be his running mate, presumptive......
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:58 AM
SACRAMENTO — In a second-floor walk-up near the Capitol, two children of one of the world's richest men used to slump into armchairs in the evening and gripe about California education, unwittingly laying the groundwork for a potential upheaval in...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 9:34 AM
Richard Ruperto walked into a record store in Harlem with a friend to buy CDs. As the two teens spoke, a man intruded on their conversation.
“Put some base into your voice, you fag,” he said.
Afraid, the boys bolted out of the store, leaving...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Enrique Peña Nieto is the projected winner of Mexico's presidential election, according to a quick count by election officials.
Representative samples from polling stations throughout the country gave Peña Nieto the lead, with between 37.93% and 38.55%...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 9:00 PM
"We are the 99 percent." This is the one belief all protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park have in common, according to OccupyWallSt.org. Although they claim to be using Arab Spring tactics, they are actually continuing a practice that emerged in Great...
| Oct 12, 2011
How do you know when a protest movement is starting to scare the pants off the establishment?
One clue is when the protesters are casually dismissed as hippies or rabble, or their principles redefined as class envy or as (that all-purpose insult) "un-...