Feb 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Never was it demonstrated better than between Jesse Owens and Luz Long.
Feb 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Who the president is when we first come of voting age -- and whether we see that president as a successful leader -- strongly influences our future voting ... [more]
Feb 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's what Oscar night celebrates
Feb 22, 2013 - MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider taking another step toward dismantling campaign finance laws, potentially freeing wealthy donors ... [more]
Feb 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's an unpleasant lesson that state legislators are learning on gun laws
Feb 21, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  "When I was your age, I had to write in a style called 'cursive,'" says a mother to her two small children in a newspaper cartoon.
Feb 21, 2013 - The Baltimore Sun:  President Barack Obama's call during the State of the Union address to reduce the threat of nuclear war could not have been more timely. The day before the ... [more]
Feb 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Accidents keep happening at the Honor Farm intersection
Feb 20, 2013 - By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, MCT News Service:  MOBILE, Ala. -- As conditions deteriorated on the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph, some passengers panicked. They hoarded food, drank too much and ... [more]
Feb 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Future farmers founded our city, and today's FFA members strengthen it
Feb 19, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Military readiness will be threatened. So will food inspections, teaching jobs, mental health services and more, all because of the automatic ... [more]
Feb 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humming along
Feb 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  As for the rest of us, finding a way to watch a movie in the calving shed is a wonderful luxury.
Feb 18, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  In a round-about way, it's Romney who has made the new, bipartisan immigration talks possible.
Feb 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 44 chief executives have an unendingly interesting group bio
Feb 15, 2013 - By George Bennett, MCT News Service:  PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Does Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have the bipartisan appeal to succeed on the national stage?
Feb 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Using part of the Major land for a new courthouse and sheriff's office sounds good
Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Editor's note: Students in the Riverton Middle School Writers Guild submitted three poems inspired by Valentine's Day:
Feb 14, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  And they are painfully apparent on Valentine's Day
Feb 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  On Valentine's Day, take Browning's advice and 'teach the world'
Feb 13, 2013 - Staff:  "I am for districts choosing to do year-round school. I just don't think we need $3 million in incentives from the state."
Feb 13, 2013 - By Tom Lasseter and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers:  BEIJING -- Hours after carrying out a nuclear test in defiance of international warnings not to, North Korea warned Tuesday that it will take new unspecified ... [more]
Feb 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama framed the theater around guns, but it applies to much more in Congress
Feb 12, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Cody Keenan haunts the basement of the West Wing at all hours, laboring over the State of the Union address while cloaked in a black pullover that ... [more]
Feb 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Benedict's benediction
Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  And the legislators actually wonder why their approval ratings are so low.
Feb 10, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  This past week, I sat for an hour-long, one-on-one interview with Brian Lamb, the man who created C-SPAN, where citizens could see and hear, frequently ... [more]
Feb 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislature's bill permitting year-round school year is worth testing
Feb 8, 2013 - By James Rosen, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- For the past three years, some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have sat next to each other during President Barack Obama's annual State of the ... [more]
Feb 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The time to audit the state education department was before Cindy Hill was ransacked, not after
Feb 7, 2013 - By Brian Gilmore, For MCT News Service:  This week marks the 100th birthday of civil rights legend Rosa Parks. To celebrate the date, the U.S. Postal Service has issued a Rosa Parks stamp. It is a ... [more]
Feb 7, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Yes, the Super Bowl game last weekend was exciting. Especially when the lights went out at halftime.
Feb 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Americans saw a big difference between cabinet nominees Kerry and Hagel
Feb 6, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  Taurus is famous for its V-shaped outline of stars featuring an orangish star Aldebaran, the 13th brightest star in the sky.
Feb 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The supplemental budget takes center stage at the Capitol
Feb 5, 2013 - By Charles Babington, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The immigration debate is threatening to split the Republican Party, pitting those who focus mainly on presidential elections against those who ... [more]
Feb 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here comes the sun
Feb 3, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  The numbers are unacceptable to everyone -- Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, black, white or brown, gun owner or not.
Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Mass hysteria affects both species about the same way.
Feb 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Official or not, Sunday fills the bill