The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team opened defense of its national title with an 87-44 rout of Prairie View A&M in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament.
The U.S. had been at war with Britain for two years when on Aug. 17, 1814 the enemy landed 4,500 seasoned troops in Maryland. Hearing that Washington was about to be attacked, President James Madison rode to battle.
Rayshawn Goins, the leading scorer and rebounder for James Madison University, will sit out the first half of the Dukes’ National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament game tomorrow against Long Island University Brooklyn following his arrest.
Princeton, New Jersey, can cope with the headache of a $330 million construction zone around its Ivy League university, the town’s biggest taxpayer. Disrespect for the Dinky, though, is another matter.
Do corporations have a right to religious liberty? The contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act has made this abstract-sounding question into the hottest constitutional issue of the day -- hotter, even, than the right to privacy from government snooping. The U.S. Supreme Court has gotten into the game by agreeing to hear a case on the issue and, in the meantime, temporarily staying the law under a range of circumstances. The stage is now set for a battle that will end in the court’s second major Obamacare decision later this year.
It took Abigail Johnson 25 years to take charge at Fidelity Investments, the money manager controlled by her father. As she picks a new head for the firm’s asset-management unit, her choice is likely to be a company veteran who rose through the ranks like she did.
As the government shutdown enters its second week, liberal commentators such as the Washington Post’s Colbert King have likened the political forces arrayed against the Affordable Care Act to a “New Confederacy,” akin to the slaveholding, secessionist Confederate States of America.