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For Jennifer Cole, running 26.2 miles in the nation's capital wasn't the toughest part of the Marine Corps Marathon. Getting home was. The race was run Sunday, Oct. 28 — one day before Hurricane Sandy became a superstorm and unleashed a...
Hurricane Sandy turned out to be one of the most disruptive forces on air travel in recent memory. According to FlightStats (flightstats.com), which tracks airline and airport on-time performance, almost one-fifth of flights on U.S. carriers were...
WASHINGTON -- When I covered Congress in the mid-1990s, one of my favorite characters was Steve Stockman, a former street vagrant who somehow got swept to power in the Republican Revolution of '94. Voters in his Texas district, realizing their mistake,...
We discovered something rather disturbing in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which left millions of homes without power. A lot of people are utterly unprepared to make coffee without electricity. Perhaps you noticed the ridiculously long coffee...
The obvious drawback to offering predictions about Tuesday's election is that you might be wrong about key races and thus dent whatever reputation you have for political insight. "I don't know" is always a correct answer. "We'll see. Time will tell. It...
If there is proof that Hillary Clinton was incompetent, indifferent or conspiratorial, or any combination of the aforementioned, in the Benghazi attack and subsequent scandal, she should never again be given serious consideration as a presidential...
Like every other reporter at the Daily Press, I'm expected to go out and look for news in big storms when almost everybody else but the police and emergency crews are inside watching the Weather Channel. That meant some long, wet hours during Hurricane...
South Bend TribuneThe Indiana Incident Management Assistance Team from District 2 (northern Indiana) has many stories to tell of destruction and newfound friends. The 15-member team from Goshen and South Bend as well as Pulaski, Starke and Marshall counties was in New York...
Tags: Nassau County, Cystic Fibrosis, PTA, Fires, New York City
The Bears' season might have fizzled toward the end, but it finally paid off for fan Chuck Lesnik. The season ticket holder from Naperville, featured in the Dec. 2 column, sold his two seats to the Nov. 25 game against Minnesota for $325 apiece...
Last year, I did a Mommy Minute story about Bikes For Kids, a wonderful, local organization with a simple mission: all children deserve to enjoy a bicycle. In a crammed garage, a few guys refurbish used bikes for boys and girls in need. They are intense...
Tags: Holidays, Belle Harbor, Hurricanes, Family, Christmas
We are all cliff dwellers now — wondering about our fate as the Dec. 31 deadline looms for the economy's potential plunge amid political bickering about tax increases and the nation's debt. In fact, the time to be rescued from a potential fall...
The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in four years, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. The number is relatively strong given that some economists were concerned that Superstorm Sandy...
Dec 4, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Nov 6, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Nov 3, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Nov 4, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
May 15, 2013 |Column| Imperial Valley Press Online
Nov 3, 2012 |Column| Hampton Roads Daily Press
Dec 30, 2012 |Column| South Bend Tribune
Dec 27, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Dec 26, 2012 |Column| ctnow.com
Dec 5, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Dec 7, 2012 |Column| WXIN-LTV
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