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A Calvin Coolidge Christmas In Washington

Barack Obama was once the young president with the golden voice. Now he seems like King David shorn of his harp and songs he composed to inspire his people. While I remain in his camp, sweet reason is not going to lull the NRA or ISIS.

December 11, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/vjDLK

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015

Suspect Arrested In Washington, D.C., Mansion Killings

The sharp contrast between a family that had it all and a suspect with a history of having little riveted the nation and the neighborhood.

May 22, 2015

Police Arrest Mansion Murders Suspect After Pizza Crust Lead

After following a DNA lead gleaned from pizza crust, authorities have arrested a suspect in the grisly murder of three members of a wealthy Washington family and their maid.

May 22, 2015

DNA From Pizza Crust Helps Police Identify U.S. Murder Suspect

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Daron Dylon Wint in connection with the four murders, one of the most notorious crimes in recent memory in the US capital city.

May 21, 2015

Book Review: ‘The Georgetown Set’

Greg Herken’s deep dive into Cold War Washington reminds us that the good old days weren’t all that good.

December 13, 2014

In Nation’s Capital, A Delicate Dance Between Free Speech And Security

By Colton Gavin, Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON — Gerardo Torres had every intention of getting arrested at the White House, but he was still a little nervous — the immigration activist said previous arrests at protests in other cities had been “a little rough.” “But when I was in D.C., it was less trouble,” said […]

May 15, 2014

Rutgers Must Do More To Restore Reputation In Wake Of Commencement Boondoggle, Experts Say

By Hannan Adely, The Record (Hackensack, NJ) HACKENSACK, NJ—A phoned-in apology to Eric LeGrand may not be enough to quell criticism of Rutgers University, where officials allegedly disinvited the former football player as graduation speaker and later blamed it on miscommunication, spurring the latest in a series of controversies at the school. The university must take […]

May 8, 2014