WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you.
WASHINGTON — Have we gone stark raving mad?
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WASHINGTON — The center of gravity in American politics moved left in Tuesday’s off-year elections.
DALE CITY, Va. — Bill Clinton, the nation’s politician in chief, is on a roll on behalf of his friend Terry McAuliffe, the front-runner in Tuesday’s election for governor of Virginia.
WASHINGTON — We’re now engaged in another divisive debate over the minimum wage and its offspring, the “living wage.” We’ve been here before, because both sides seem to have strong arguments.
DETROIT — Gazing from the 14th floor toward the city center and the fragile sprouts of urban development along the river, Detroit’s Caesar says laconically: “One hundred and thirty-one to go.” Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s emergency manager appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, means that housing in this vi…
DETROIT — In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: “I had no intention to write atheistically” but “I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the …
WASHINGTON — Gaze into the murky crystal ball at Afghanistan’s future after the withdrawal of American combat troops: The country is fragmented; intense rivalries pitting regions against each other. Kabul remains the center, prized by all, and rivals come there to battle for national dominance.
Cities, counties and school districts are facing a one-two punch: simultaneous drops in property tax revenue and state aid. The blows come even as demand for services is growing. This fiscal squeeze — not seen since 1980 — has resulted in painful choices for local governments large and small.
In 1982, I interviewed Syrian Information Minister Ahmed Iskander in Damascus, shortly after the regime had killed at least 10,000 people in the city of Hama.
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. — Dina Galassini does not seem to pose a threat to Arizona’s civic integrity. But the government of this desert community believes you cannot be too careful. And state law empowers local governments to be vigilant against the lurking danger that political speech might o…
WHEATLAND, Wyo. — Evidence tape and plywood sealed the windows of a battered, brown mobile home in this central Wyoming town on Saturday morning. Where three young brothers once had played, there was only silence.
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. – The Sweetwater County Commission has unanimously repealed its support for extra protections for land near Adobe Town in southeast Wyoming.
WASHINGTON — Here's how area House members voted on recent roll calls. The Senate was in recess.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Working through Wyoming's supplemental budget bill will take up much of the state Legislature's time this week.
KALISPELL — Kalispell is working with two rural fire departments to repair a contentious relationship over mutual aid agreements, the city's mayor said.
HACKENSACK, N.J. — Melinda Thompson can't afford to live in North Jersey. And she can't afford to leave.