August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Regaining America’s Gamesmanship

The National Governors Conference’s summer meeting was much the same as its winter one. The central message was unchanged. States must compete, economically, not only against each other but against the world. More...

Obituaries

Shirley Smith Haapanen

YARMOUTH — Shirley Smith Haapanen, age 92, died peacefully on Aug. 15, 2014, at Brentwood Nursing Home. Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she will be remembered by many as a woman whose Christian faith guided her life. More...

World

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing today, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligenc More...

Nation/World

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

ST. LOUIS   To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.  More...