Dec 5, 2013 - By The Baltimore Sun:  A report this week that American students are lagging behind their top international peers in math, reading and science should give pause to those who argue ... [more]
Dec 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're planning our 65th Christmas Greetings Edition, and we need letters
Dec 4, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  I got my first cold of the season the day after Thanksgiving, and it was a doozy: sore throat, sinus headache, coughing, sneezing, people saying "go back to ... [more]
Dec 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Everyone does some shopping online, but shopping at home is good citizenship
Dec 3, 2013 - By Lisa Mascaro, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Congress's unfinished business threatens to leave millions of Americans -- including the unemployed, Pentagon contractors and even supermarket ... [more]
Dec 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thermometer
Dec 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  What's the point anymore when everything we do is recorded and stored digitally, somewhere, just waiting for the right (or wrong) moment to ... [more]
Dec 2, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  To President Obama: The late John Gardner was wise and patriotic American who, as cabinet secretary, successfully launched Medicare, oversaw the creation of ... [more]
Dec 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Autopsies as economic development? Stranger things have happened
Nov 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Shey Bruce trial put the legal system on full display
Nov 29, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  A presidential campaign is a $2 billion business, so you can be sure there's a lot of planning going on already.
Nov 27, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Be thankful you are from Wyoming.
Nov 27, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  That's what I am during this time of gratitude for material things that bless our bodies, and the family and friends who bless our spirits.
Nov 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Shortly before he died, JFK proclaimed the day
Nov 26, 2013 - By James Rosen and Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Washington Burea:  WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's central payroll and accounting office, which pays out tens of billions of dollars a year to U.S. service members and defense ... [more]
Nov 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Newspaper holiday
Nov 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  We've reached that point in the political post-mortems of election 2013 where as my wise and good friend, the late Arizona Rep. Morris K. "Mo" Udall used to ... [more]
Nov 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  How many books have I read? Unless the NSA watches what Americans are reading as closely as what we are saying, watching or browsing, there isn't any way to ... [more]
Nov 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It needn't be complicated
Nov 22, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  America was not innocent before the murder of John F. Kennedy. Three presidential assassinations had preceded his, along with several unsuccessful attempts. ... [more]
Nov 22, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The scratchy voice pouring out from the speaker above the door of eighth-grade math class still plays in my head.
Nov 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Poor planning and practices made it easy for Oswald to kill President Kennedy
Nov 21, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The progress in destroying Syria's chemical weapons has been astonishingly swift and smooth. Teams from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical ... [more]
Nov 21, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  The abundance of corny diamond commercials alerts us of the imminence of Christmas.
Nov 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  At its heart, health insurance can be hard to understand, website or no website
Nov 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Bob Peterson brought some newspaper clippings about the New River Gorge Bridge near Charleston, W.V. That bridge is on the other side of the continent, but ... [more]
Nov 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The likes of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address rarely have been seen since
Nov 19, 2013 - By Ken Dilanian, MCT Washington Bureau:  Six months after President Barack Obama vowed to change his administration's approach to lethal drone missile strikes, the pace of aerial attacks has fallen ... [more]
Nov 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Brave November
Nov 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  There are fewer of them in our collective minds than there used to be.