"Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so do not wait for, or depend on other people."
—Thomas Davidson Professor
- The Upside Of All This Cold? A Boom In Iced Cider Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:50:00 -0400
- Canada invented iced cider in the '90s. Now it's becoming trendy and Vermont wants to cash in, too. The frigid winter has been just the stuff to turn the state's frozen apples into tasty dessert wine.
- Governors' Races Offer Promise For Democrats Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:45:00 -0400
- Republicans scored big gains in the states in 2010, but that's left them with few opportunities this fall. And there are several blue state GOP governors who are now in trouble.
- Edward Snowden Tells SXSW He'd Leak Those Secrets Again Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:11:00 -0400
- The former NSA contractor, who has revealed large amounts of classified information about U.S. surveillance programs, appeared by video from Russia.
- Political Rhetoric, From Energizing To Outrageous Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:54:00 -0400
- The recent Conservative Political Action Conference featured a stream of political zingers. Two former presidential speechwriters weigh in on the rhetoric there and in other political news last week.
- Sandy Hook Killer's Father Wishes His Son Hadn't Been Born Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:45:00 -0400
- In his first extensive comments about what his son did, Peter Lanza tells The New Yorker that "you can't get any more evil." Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six educators at a Connecticut school.
- Aaaahh: Thirsty California Enjoys A Drink Of Water Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:20:00 -0400
- Recent rains have brought wet relief to parched sections of California. The state's drought is far from over — but the fresh water is a welcome sight at reservoirs.
- SXSW: Snowden Speech Has Conference Buzzing, Congressman Stewing Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:28:00 -0400
- Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden will take questions from South By Southwest attendees via videoconference Monday. A Kansas congressman wants SXSW to rescind the invitation.
- Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:02:00 -0400
- The Kentucky Baptist Convention has found a surefire way for getting people through church doors: free guns. The church raffle events combine dinner, sermons and a Second Amendment message.
- Big Investors Boosting Home Prices, And Not Everyone's Pleased Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:58:00 -0400
- Private equity firms have been snapping up properties in many areas hit hard by the recession. Some analysts worry that those bulk purchases will leave middle-class buyers out in the cold.
- Rights Advocates See 'Access To Justice' Gap In U.S. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:05:00 -0400
- Too many poor people are forced to go without legal counsel when facing challenges such as eviction, deportation or domestic violence, a new report says.
- Detroit's William Clay Ford Dies At Age 88 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 15:01:00 -0400
- William Clay Ford, a descendant of auto industry pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died at age 88. He bought the NFL team in 1963.
- Sen. Rand Paul Repeats In CPAC Presidential Straw Poll Sun, 09 Mar 2014 13:32:00 -0400
- The Conservative Political Action Conference made Sen. Rand Paul its top choice Saturday, less than two years before primary voting begins for the 2016 election.
- Black GOP Stars Rise In A Party That's Still Awkwardly White Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:57:00 -0400
- There's never been a better time for black Republicans seeking office, yet even as some black candidates are hitting their stride, the party's support among blacks is still at rock bottom.
- After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:40:00 -0400
- The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has struggled financially, but after much work, it's set itself on solid footing and become a bright spot in a struggling city.
- John Denver's 'Country Roads,' Now Official In West Virginia Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0400
- John Denver's hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads," has just become a state song of West Virginia, an effort spearheaded by the woman married to the actor who played Gilligan on Gilligan's Island.