During the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival at the White River Amphitheatre, comedian and host Jeff Ross paused to pay tribute Friday to Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. It was a touching and sincere homage to two of stand-up comedy's most influential performers, and Ross found a way to bring hu
Frank Bruni’s column [“Obama’s understatement of the world situation,” Opinion, Sept. 2] excoriated President Obama’s caution in foreign affairs and failure to “project an image of presidential resolve or decisiveness at a time of international turmoil.”
The problem is that the state Supreme Court found that the Legislature was not fulfilling its constitutional duty to fund education, even with its latest $1 billion increase. [“Former governors on why Supreme Court should tread carefully in McCleary education case,” Opinion, Sept. 1].
Scotland’s coming Sept. 18 vote on independence from Britain has emboldened demands for greater autonomy across the United Kingdom. In Wales, perhaps more than anywhere else, nationalists hope to push for more self-government.
Camden, N.J., one of the nation’s poorest, most dangerous cities, moved in 2013 to a county-run police department. Response time is now 4.4 minutes, down from more than 60. Homicides have plummeted. The police culture has changed. And citizens notice the difference.
California lawmakers have taken a big move toward coping with the severe drought, now in its third year. With farmers drilling deeper for water and water levels dropping, the bills establish a framework for managing groundwater withdrawals through local agencies.